Lawsuit Filed After Bus Accident Causes Critical Injuries

Earlier this week, our Chicago accident attorneys read a report posted on detailing a lawsuit that has been filed on behalf of a couple who sustained severe injuries in a bus accident that transpired late last year. According to the article, the accident in question transpired on November 4 when a commercial bus struck a concrete culvert during travel and subsequently overturned. Upon collision, twelve of the commercial bus’s occupants were ejected – resulting in numerous injuries and fatalities.

Additionally, the bus sustained major damage that included the bus’s fiber rooftop being ripped apart from the frame. Our accident attorneys in Chicago learned that a final crash report revealed that the driver was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. However, the commercial bus driver did disclose to local authorities that he may have fallen asleep at the wheel shortly before the accident.

The bus accident lawsuit names the several companies as defendants in the case, namely those who were involved in the design, manufacturing and marketing of the commercial bus involved in the accident. The lawsuit asserts that the companies failed to perform full-scale rollover testing of the bus and was not crash worthy.

The plaintiffs allege that the bus was purchased with knowledge that it was “unreasonable and dangerously defective.” Additionally, the companies should have known of the defective condition of the bus prior to assembly.

Our Chicago accident lawyers read that the plaintiffs contend that they are still struggling with the permanent significant injuries sustained as a result of the commercial bus accident. Judgment is sought for damages related to mental anguish, as well as, physical impairment.

The plaintiff’s lawyer released a statement asserting that the photographs taken shortly after the crash reveals that a whole side of the bus was completely removed. It is held that the bus companies violated basic crash principles by designing a vehicle that did not provide proper protection to the vehicle’s occupants through failure to keep them inside the compartment.

Any Illinois accident lawyer will tell you that when any type of motor vehicle is designed in a defective manner, the risk for substantial injury and death is overwhelming. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to the defective design of the motor vehicle, you may be compensated for injuries sustained. Please contact our experienced accident attorneys to see what legal rights and relief may be available to you.

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