Each year, millions of people across the U.S. and in states like Ohio rely upon city and charter buses for transportation. While riding aboard a bus, passengers have a right to expect that a bus driver will employ safe driving practices and operate a bus in an appropriate and responsible manner.
A woman recently filed a lawsuit against the national busing company Greyhound Lines and one of the company's bus drivers. The lawsuit is related to injuries she sustained while riding aboard one of the company's buses.
According to the lawsuit, the woman was a passenger aboard a Greyhound bus that was involved in an accident. The woman's injuries occurred as she was riding aboard a Greyhound bus when it collided with a pickup truck.
During the accident, a metal seatbelt that was hanging from an overhead compartment hit the woman. As a result of the accident and alleged negligence on the part of the bus driver, the woman sustained painful injuries. She subsequently was forced to seek medical care and suffered physical and mental pain and anguish, disfigurement and impairment.
In the lawsuit, the woman contends the bus driver and Greyhound are negligent in failing to yield the right of way and avoid a collision. The woman is suing to recover compensation related to medical expenses and lost wages.
Ohio residents who have suffered injuries as a result of a bus accident would be wise to seek legal advice. In many cases, these injuries are painful in nature and result in an individual suffering physically, mentally and financially.
Source: The Southeast Texas Record, "Greyhound answers passenger's collision suit," David Yates, Sep. 12, 2013