No one’s ever truly prepared for a bus accident. But these accidents in many cases can be avoided
Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 10, 2013
A bus driver who failed to observe height-limit warning signs crashed into an overpass in Boston on Feb. 2, resulting in 35 injuries to passengers, many of them teenagers from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, according to an article published by the Philadelphia Inquirer (Feb. 4, 2013). The next day, eight people were killed and 38 injured when a tour bus in Southern California hit a car, flipped over and collided into a pickup truck on a mountain road, according to an article published by USA Today (Feb. 4, 2013).
Bus accidents are often extremely serious and result in multiple injuries, said Boston bus accident lawyer Mark E. Salomone. He said his attorneys have seen firsthand the devastating effects of such accidents.
“No one’s ever truly prepared for a bus accident,” Salomone said today. “But these accidents in many cases can be avoided. In the Massachusetts bus accident, the driver apparently failed to observe the height-limit warning sign. In the California bus accident, brake failure may have played a role.”
The Feb. 2 Boston bus accident happened soon after the charter bus left Harvard University, where a group of Pennsylvania high school students and adults had just finished touring the historic college located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, according to USA Today. Bus driver Samuel J. Jackson, 66, of West Philadelphia, was on Soldiers Field Road next to the Charles River when the top of the bus crashed into a clearly-marked, 10-foot-high overpass, according to news reports. The accident injured 35 out of 42 passengers, four of whom remained hospitalized Feb. 4 at Boston Medical Center, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Neshaminy (Pa.) High School sophomore Matt Cruz sustained some of the most severe injuries in the Feb. 2 Boston bus crash, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He remained in critical condition at Boston Medical Center on Feb. 4 and had already undergone two operations for a potentially serious spinal cord injury, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Families of bus accident injury victims can suffer greatly after an accident, Salomone said. “That’s why it’s vital they talk to an experienced Massachusetts auto accident lawyer about their legal rights,” Salomone explained. “An attorney can help hold the responsible individual or business accountable for their negligent actions. The individuals injured and their families deserve compensation and closure.”
About The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone
Serving clients throughout Massachusetts, the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone has a reputation for employing experienced, knowledgeable Massachusetts personal injury lawyers who fight vigorously for the rights of injured people. The firm has nine offices statewide located in Boston, Burlington, Framingham, Greenfield, Holyoke, Roxbury, Springfield, Ware and Worcester. The law firm’s areas of expertise include auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, fall down accidents, dog attacks, dangerous drugs and other accidents. Attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone work on a contingency fee basis. That means clients only pay if they win.
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