Although we may think more commonly about car and truck accidents, bus accidents are not uncommon, either. Recently, Greyhound was sued for injuries its passengers sustained while riding one of their buses from New York City to Cleveland. According to news reports, the bus crashed after the driver fell asleep at the wheel. One of the 43 passengers died and many sustained severe injuries. One passenger recently received a payment of $27M from the bus company due to the severity of his injuries, which included an amputation of one of his legs and over 30 surgeries related to other injuries.
Bus drivers and other large vehicle drivers, including commercial truck drivers, can be dangerous on the road if they do not handle their vehicles safely and with care. Unfortunately, these drivers are often fatigued and may be driving while distraction or under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Additionally, some large vehicles are older, in disrepair, and do not meet federal and state safety standards. As a result, passengers and other cars on the road often bear the brunt of their illegal activity and are often seriously injured or die from a resulting collision. If you have been injured or a loved one has died as a result of a commercial vehicle accident, please contact our law office for a consultation at no cost to you at the Law Offices of Attorney Doug Stoehr at 814-946-4100.
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