Recently, a Chicago truck accident lawyer at our office read a news report detailing a lawsuit that has been on behalf of a woman who was killed in a devastating tour bus accident last year. According to the news report, posted on 13WHAM.com, the accident transpired in July of 2011 when a tour bush traveling near upstate New York en route to Niagara Falls left the roadway and overturned along I-390. As a result of the devastating accident, two passengers were injured and 35 other passengers sustained serious injury.
The lawsuit, filed by the husband and teenage daughter of the accident victim, names the tire-maker of the tour bus, the tour bus, as well as, the driver of the tour bus as defendants to the lawsuit. According to court papers, the family of the victim has filed a $40 million lawsuit against the defendants. Our Chicago truck accident attorney learned that the lawsuit asserts that the bus was speeding at the time of the accident and had a defective tire.
Since 1992, our Chicago truck accident attorneys have provided qualified legal aid to clients who have sustained severe injury or even fatality in all types of motor vehicle accidents, including those involving large commercial buses, as well as, Illinois trucking accidents. Operators of these types of large commercial vehicles have an increased standard of care to safety operate their vehicles in order to prevent the devastating and life-altering accidents from occurring on our nation’s roadways.
Recently, our Chicago trucking accident lawyers obtained a $6.5 million settlement on behalf of a Huntley, Illinois family who sustained a particularly devastating loss and substantial injuries as the direct result of a negligent large commercial vehicle driver. During the crash investigation, it was revealed that in addition to the semi truck driver’s excessive speed, the driver was also under the influence of marijuana and operating an overloaded trailer at the time of the fatal accident.
When commercial vehicle operators act in a negligent way that causes an accident resulting in personal injury or premature fatality, they may be held legally liable for the damages sustained. If you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of a commercial vehicle accident, please contact our experienced accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti to see what legal rights, representation and relief may be available to you