School Tour Bus Crash Could Bring Unusual Lawsuit, Lawyer Says

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A tour bus from a Florida school field trip was struck by a runaway vehicle near New Orleans last week, killing one woman and injuring four others. Car accident attorney Michael Steinger says the accident is more likely to bring lawsuits from among the women in the car than from anyone on the school bus.

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It's common for injuries to show up only days or weeks after an accident like this.

One woman was killed and four others injured when a car strayed into oncoming traffic on I-10 last week. The car struck a tour bus loaded with school children, but car accident attorney Michael Steinger says that if any lawsuit is filed it's not likely to come from the children or their families.

The car was heading east when it lost control and strayed into westbound traffic. It missed the first two buses in a convoy from a Crestview, Florida elementary school, striking the third bus. None of the children aboard the bus sustained any injuries, nor did the driver or teachers according to ABC KVUE (5.2.13).

According to Steinger, who focuses his practice on helping the victims of car accidents receive justice, the accident could give rise to an unusual sort of lawsuit: one where the passengers of a vehicle sue their own driver.

“In this case, all the injuries were sustained by people riding in the vehicle that caused the accident,” Steinger said. “That means that if insurance doesn't cover their injuries, they are very likely to sue among themselves. The driver is liable.”

But Steinger said lawsuits from the school bus passengers cannot be ruled out.

“It's common for injuries to show up only days or weeks after an accident like this,” he said. “The children or teachers could still develop whiplash, and the other vehicle is responsible.”

About Michael Steinger:

Michael S. Steinger is a West Palm Beach car accident lawyer and a founding partner of Steinger, Iscoe and Greene. Mr. Steinger has a demonstrated track record of success for clients and maintains a strict promise only to work on behalf of victims and never big business. He can be contacted at:

Steinger, Iscoe and Greene
1645 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
Ninth Floor
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

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