Metro Bus Hits Pedestrian in Fatal Accident

 

A Metro bus struck and killed a pedestrian while turning into the Transit Center at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. The vehicle’s front door made initial contact with the man causing him to fall and roll underneath the bus. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No passengers were onboard when the deadly accident took place.

If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident involving a bus or other commercial vehicle, contact an experienced Metro bus accident injury lawyer today in order to protect your rights.

Why should you contact our firm for assistance following a serious bus accident injury? Because our attorneys understand how to take on the largest bus companies in the nation and win. Our attorneys earned a $7.2 million verdict on behalf of a 24-year-old woman following a three week jury trial in Dallas County against Greyhound Bus Company.

They successfully argued that Greyhound hired an unqualified driver, that he was improperly trained and that he failed to control his speed, ultimately causing the bus to roll over onto its side while driving down an icy road. The jury awarded $2.2 million in damages and another $5 million in punitive damages after finding that Greyhound and its driver were grossly negligent in causing the accident to occur.

Prior to trial, Greyhound offered to settle the case for just $150,000.

This verdict was recently recognized as:

  • the largest verdict ever awarded against Greyhound
  • the largest accident verdict awarded in Texas in 2011, and
  • the largest verdict awarded in Dallas County in 2011

The Importance of Medical Treatment Following a Car Accident

In the aftermath of a serious car accident, the most important thing you can do is seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Any delay in seeking treatment, no matter how seemingly insignificant, will be used against you during the claims process. If the pain persists, be sure to follow up with your personal physician or, ideally, with an orthopedic specialist. Don’t give the insurance companies any opportunities to deny the severity of your injuries.