Bus accidents are often among the most tragic and involved personal injury matters largely due to the number of people who are often injured as a result. Recently, the terrible crash involving the Canadian Junior ice hockey team from Humbodlt, Saskatchewan resulted in the deaths of 15 people and a number of other injuries. This crash made news across the globe due to the age of the victims and the number of deaths involved.
This past weekend, a bus accident occurred in New York on the Southern State Parkway on Long Island. According to a report by the New York Daily News, a charter bus carrying Long Island teenagers coming home from a school Spring Break trip, crashed into an overpass on the highway. Six of the passengers on the bus sustained serious injuries and another 37 sustained minor injuries. According to the report, the height of the bus exceeded the height restriction for the Southern State Parkway. The driver of the bus was apparently unaware of the height restriction.
When someone injured or killed in a bus accident, it is important for the victim and the victim’s family to understand their legal rights. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP have extensive experience representing the victims of bus accidents, as well as the skills and expertise to conduct a thorough analysis of the legal issues in the case.