When you take public transportation, your hope is that the driver knows what they’re doing and will take steps to keep you and other passengers safe. Unfortunately, bus crashes do happen.
Take, for example, this case involving a bus that was coming from New Jersey that flipped over on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The driver was on a downhill grade when they were unable to successfully navigate a corner. This resulted in the bus heading up an embankment and rolling over. It then went on to be struck by two tractor-trailers. Two other vehicles became involved when they hit the two tractor-trailers as well.
The bus crash led to the deaths of five people and resulted in injuries for at least 60. The victims ranged from 7 to 60 years old and were primarily Spanish- and Japanese-speaking individuals.
This incident is tragic, but it’s something that can happen when a tour bus or other public transportation goes wrong. It is important that people who are hurt, as well as the families of those who are injured or killed, know that they can pursue a claim against any driver who makes a mistake that leads to negative consequences and injuries. You may also be able to seek compensation from the driver’s company thanks to vicarious liability laws.
Your attorney will talk to you about your case specifically, so you can determine the best way to get compensation for your injuries. With support, you can get the medical care you need or fight for compensation for a loved one who has passed away.