Bus Driver Faces Reckless Driving Charges-Missouri/Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer

By January 12, 2009Highway Safety

A collision between two city buses in Lynchburg, Virginia sent three people to the hospital with minor injuries, The News & Advance reports.
The crash occurred on Jan. 12. Two buses were approaching a stop light when a bus driven by James Fitzhugh slammed into the back of the other bus. Fitzhugh was charged with reckless driving.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, more than 13,000 buses were involved in crashes during 2007. Of that number, 322 people were killed and nearly 16,000 people were hurt.
Because buses are common carriers, the companies and their drivers owe a high degree of responsibility for transporting each passenger in a safe manner. A transit company that fails to fulfill this responsibility may be required to compensate victims for their injuries.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident involving a common carrier, please contact our attorneys for legal assistance as soon as possible. We will investigate to determine whether the bus driver was responsible for causing the accident.
The lawyers of Carey, Danis & Lowe are experienced in helping victims of bus accidents. We will seek compensation for past and future medical expenses, past and future wages, pain and suffering, disability and other damages. We also represent family members in wrongful death cases. Contact the lawyers at Carey, Danis & Lowe today by filling out our online form or calling 877-678-3400.