The bus accident lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. are representing victims who were injured this week when a Megabus crashed in Indiana and are helping the victims seek relief for their damages.
Early Tuesday morning, a Megabus traveling from Atlanta to Chicago was en route in Indiana on I-65. At approximately 4:30 a.m. as it rained, the bus approached a scene involving an earlier car accident. Upon seeing the prior crash, the driver of the Megabus reportedly swerved to avoid a second collision, sending the double-decker bus rolling onto its side and injuring at least 18 passengers on board. Despite the attempted evasive action, it appears that the Megabus collided with the rear of a vehicle involved in the prior crash and pushed that vehicle some distance before the bus began to roll.
Descriptions from witnesses, passengers, and officials involved indicate that it was raining at the time the bus rolled over and that the windshield wipers on the Megabus may not have been functioning properly. Some have reported that the wipers were faulty and were malfunctioning while the bus was in transit while others claim that they were not working at all.
As the bus rolled over, several passengers were thrown from their seats onto the floor and windows of the vehicle, in some cases landing on other passengers. The injuries sustained in the incident include fractured and broken bones, at least one separated shoulder, cuts and lacerations due to broken glass, and head injuries. Of the approximately 50 or 60 people on board, 18 were injured enough to require treatment at area hospitals with several in serious condition.
Abels & Annes, P.C. is representing some of the victims injured in this crash through the use of a civil claim for damages. Our personal injury lawyers are reviewing all facts related the collision and will seek the best possible outcome in each case as we fight for our clients’ right to recover compensation, including payment for medical bills, surgical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages as each case demands.
Many victims of Chicago-area bus accidents sustain serious, critical, or even fatal injuries and are left to suffer at the hands of an at-fault driver or an at-fault party, but fortunately, the laws in Illinois are designed to protect these innocent victims. Though a crash cannot be erased once it occurs, a civil claim may help those suffering recover the means they need to eliminate the financial harm caused by a collision.
Hundreds of bus accidents occur in Illinois every year with a large number of them taking place in the Chicago area. Whether a Megabus, CTA bus, Greyhound bus, charter bus, school bus, or another type of bus is involved, the results can be devastating. At Abels & Annes, P.C., we believe in the rights of bus accident victims and we believe in fighting for justice in these cases.
The lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. offer a free case consultation to all accident victims who contact us toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575 and we provide it 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The consultation comes with no obligation on your part and everything discussed will be kept confidential.
If a bus accident has left you hurt or injured or killed your loved one, call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us help you seek the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Megabus Headed for Chicago Crashes, Injures 18, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published October 15, 2014.