Mass Transit Accident: City at Fault?
“Chester” (not a real person) worked as a night security guard at a local mall. His starting and ending hours coincided nicely with the city’s last evening and first morning buses. While his a.m.commute was typically loaded with people heading out to their early-morning jobs, his nighttime commute was much less crowded. Sometimes it was just him and the driver for long stretches.
That was the case late one Wednesday night, just before midnight. Chester usually kept to the rear of the bus, listening to music on his phone and looking out the window at the lights of the city. Tonight he stared through a light rain as the express route raced along the highway to its downtown destination.
In an instant, his serene journey came to a crashing end. Chester felt a sudden bump, like the bus had struck something. Before he realized what was happening, everything was chaos. He was flipped out of his seat, tumbling through the aisle and crashing into a metal pole. All went black.
When he came to, groggy and disoriented, Chester found himself in an ambulance. He spent the next few days in a hospital bed drifting in and out of consciousness while doctors treated his dislocated wrist, broken collarbone, and post-concussion effects.
When his sister visited him, she shared news of the accident, which had made the local news. The bus had veered onto the median, going up over the curb and flipping the bus onto its side. Unlike Chester, the driver had only suffered minor injuries.
What drew Chester’s eye was the report by the newspaper that the driver had been on the tail end of a 12-hour shift, as he was covering for another driver. The city’s busing authority denied the report, which could have made them liable for the accident – and Chester’s medical expenses – instead saying that it was the rain that caused the loss of control and the accident.
Nevertheless, Chester filed a lawsuit against the city. As he fought with the city, his hospital bills mounted and he was unable to work. His lawyer suggested he contact USClaims to seek funding for his personal bills, allowing Chester to continue his mass transit accident case. If you’re having trouble meeting your personal expenses while waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment related to a mass transit accident, USClaims can help provide the financial support you need.
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