Bus Accident Leaves 2 Dead and 33 Injured

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A bus crashed at approximately 7:15 a.m. Sunday morning. The wreck, one of the worst in recent memory according to emergency responders, left 2 passengers dead and sent another 33 to area hospitals for treatment of a variety of serious injuries. The bus hit a patch of ice, lost control and ultimately rolled the vehicle onto its side.  The accident remains under investigation.

The facts surrounding this terrible tragedy are disturbingly similar to those in another Greyhound Bus Accident case that recently went to trial in Dallas County, Texas. In that case, a Greyhound bus driver lost control of his vehicle in icy conditions, causing it to roll over and seriously injure several passengers. The Attorney successfully argued that Greyhound hired an unqualified driver, that he was improperly trained and that he failed to control his speed, causing the bus to roll over onto its side. The jury awarded our client, a 24 year-old woman, $2.2 million in damages and another $5 million in punitive damages after finding that the company was grossly negligent in causing the accident.

As “common carriers” under the law, bus companies have heightened obligations to their passengers. If an accident occurs due to poor vehicle maintenance or driver inattention, the company can be held responsible for any and all damages that result.

Accident Involving a Bus and a Cargo Truck Kills 43

At least 43 people are dead after a commercial trailer came loose from a big rig truck and smashed into a fully loaded passenger bus. Another 27 people were injured in the tragic accident, including 7 children.

Most of the victims were workers. Following the bus accident, the driver of the truck that lost its load fled the scene and is still being pursued by local authorities.

When operating large commercial vehicles like 18-wheelers and buses, it only takes a split second for things to go horribly wrong. If you or someone you love has been hurt or killed in an accident involving a bus, truck or other large commercial vehicle, contact the experienced bus accident injury lawyers today for a free consultation regarding your rights. Don’t accept any settlement offers or sign any paperwork until you’ve spoken with a knowledgeable attorney. Otherwise, you may forfeit your right to full compensation.

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