Two passengers that sustained serious injury after a destructive collision between a charter bus and a semi tractor-trailer have filed a lawsuit against the charter bus’s company for damages. In a news report posted on RecordOnline.com further detailing the lawsuit, both the 52 year-old and 59 year-old plaintiffs were traveling in the charter bus along an interstate highway when the bus slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer on the morning of October 18. According to local authorities, the tractor-trailer had slowed down to let a car enter the highway from a ramp when the charter bus failed to yield and collided into the commercial vehicle.
As a result of the accident, both plaintiffs sustained significant injuries with one of the men suffering from a crushed knee resulting from sitting in the front seat of the charter bus. Both men are still out of work due to their inability to work because of their injuries. The lawsuit was filed earlier this month, names both of the charter bus’s companies, the bus driver, as well as, the driver of the commercial vehicle that the bus driver rear-ended as defendants. Our Chicago truck accident lawyers read that in the court papers, both plaintiffs allege that they have suffered “severe, serious, and permanent personal injuries.” The plaintiffs are current seeking an unspecified amount of damages, citing that the injuries have prevented them from working.
When these types of accidents involving commercial vehicles occur, the results can be particularly devastating, as well as, life-threatening. Any Chicago truck accident attorney will tell you that commercial vehicle accidents are substantially different from any other types of accidents due to the sheer size and weight of commercial vehicles and their ability to cause significant damage upon impact. With over 500,000 personal injuries resulting each year from trucking accidents involving large commercial vehicles, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, commercial vehicle drivers must exhibit the utmost standard of care during operation.
In the event that you have been injured in an Illinois trucking accident or have lost a loved one at the hands of a negligent commercial vehicle driver, please contact us as soon as possible. Our accident attorneys in Chicago have expertly handling a wide variety of cases involving motor vehicle accidents, particularly those involving commercial vehicles. We ensure that our clients are properly compensation for the damages they have sustained as a direct result of their accident, such as: loss of wages, medical expenses, as well as, physical and emotional pain and suffering.