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08/03

Press Release: Settlement Reached For Survivor Of Fiery Bus Accident

Posted by: Jack Bernstein

On January 17, 2008 at approximately 1:13 in the afternoon, Jane Doe sat in the window seat of row one on the passenger side of a bus. As she rode on that bus, life was good. She was anxious to return home to her husband after a hard day of work. The bus traveled southbound on Interstate 15 south of mile marker 7 Clark. In the ensuing moments, life as she knew it was shattered when suddenly, the driver lost control of the bus. A witness saw the driver make “a drastic lane change”. The bus veered to the right and slammed into the guard rail. Subsequently, it spun around and continued southbound in the shoulder of the highway until it traveled down an embankment, overturned, and burst into flames.Jane Doe was rushed to the trauma center by helicopter. She suffered facial lacerations, multiple pelvic fractures including a left inferior pubic ramus fracture, left sacral fracture, and bilateral acetabular fractures along with a left orbital blowout fracture.

Las Vegas injury lawyers, Jack Bernstein and Scott Poisson, partners at Jack Bernstein and Associates, along with their associate, Glen Howard, moved quickly to gather the critical accident evidence. Their investigation revealed that prior to the subject accident, on April 7, 2006, the driver had surrendered his CDL license after an incident where he passed out while driving a bus due to high blood pressure conditions. In addition, a vehicle Inspection Report book with an inspection date of January 12, 2008 noted that the left tag tire had a low tread and an inspection on January 15, 2008 noted that the “left taq tire needs replaced”. An additional Inspection Report for January 2008 revealed the following problems: oil leaks, oil pressure, air pressure alarm, transmission slipping. An employee disclosed that the company “was not always very responsive when mechanical items needing repair were reported”.

As a result of quick work and legal strategy, these Las Vegas accident attorneys were able to effectively present evidence regarding negligence as well as the severe personal injuries that the survivor suffered to bring the negligent party to the negotiating table. As a result, a settlement was reached that allows the survivor to concentrate on recovering as opposed to worrying about how to pay the bills. Jack Bernstein & Associates is pleased that we could quickly bring this matter to a successful resolution.

If you have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you should retain an experienced Las Vegas accident attorney. A Las Vegas accident attorney can discuss your legal rights which may include monetary damages to compensate an accident victim for loss of wages, loss of future earning capacity, past and future medical expenses, bodily injury, and pain and suffering.

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