This is the kind of situation where a lot of people don't know their rights.
(PRWEB) November 12, 2012
Country musicians have a lot of woes to sing about: lost lovers, empty wallets and days gone by. But singer Sammy Kershaw almost had a much bigger loss when the tour bus carrying him and nine of his crew was struck by another vehicle. Now attorney Randall Sevenish of Sevenish Law says the country legend may have cause to sue.
The accident happened at high speed on the interstate following a performance stated Boston.com. A car struck the tour bus, causing serious damage to both vehicles. The worst injuries were sustained by the car driver, who was hospitalized.
“This is the kind of situation where a lot of people don't know their rights,” said Sevenish, whose firm focuses on protecting car accident victims. “People think they can't sue if their injuries aren't severe, or are afraid to sue someone who was injured worse than themselves.”
But Sevenish says a driver who causes an accident is liable for compensation, regardless of who was injured the worst.
“Sammy and his band said they weren't badly hurt,” Sevenish said, “But injuries that seem minor at first can often linger and grow worse. The reason the law offers compensation is so that hospital bills and lost work time don't ruin you.”
In a statement Kershaw said he and the other band members were still sore. “The third day is always the worst,” the singer said.
Kershaw has sold over 5 million albums, with major hits like “She Don't Know She's Beautiful” launching his career in the 1990s. The singer has not canceled any tour dates because of the accident.
“We're glad he's alive, and that everyone will recover,” said Sevenish. “Whether he chooses to exercise them or not, everyone is entitled to compensation.”
About Randall Sevenish:
Randy Sevenish is the founder of Sevenish Law and a tireless advocate for victims' rights. A former SWAT team commander, Sevenish entered law practice in 1985. Since then he has helped clients receive compensation for injuries and losses against tough odds, and never bills a client unless successful on their behalf. He can be reached at 800-278-9200.