On Monday afternoon, more than 30 people were injured in a bus accident that happened in Connecticut. According to the Connecticut State Police, a charter bus on Interstate 95 in Madison at around 12:30 p.m. The bus was en route to the Mohegan Sun Casino from New York transporting approximately 70 passengers. The injured individuals were taken to area hospitals by ambulances and the extent of the injuries range from cuts and bruises to broken bones. I-95 was closed for several hours while emergency crews evacuated the passengers and cleared debris. Authorities believe that the weather was a factor in the crash due to a snowstorm that was happening on Monday.
Bus accidents can be catastrophic due to the vehicle’s ability to transport a large number of passengers. Similar to all auto accidents, the vast majority of bus accidents are preventable and caused by negligence. Fatigued driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding, and distracted driving are all ways that a negligent bus driver can cause an accident. However, other factors such as dangerous roadways and vehicular defects can also lead to a bus accident. There could be more than one negligent party responsible for your accident and it is imperative to consult an experienced personal injury attorney to determine your rights to obtain justice and compensation for your damages.
The St. Louis auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will fully analyze all aspects of your accident to determine all negligent parties. We will determine if you have grounds to file a personal injury, wrongful death, or third party case. Our attorneys will take all necessary action to recover the maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and mental anguish. If you have suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a bus accident, contact us today to discuss your rights at obtaining the justice your deserve.