10 Injured in Norfolk Bus Crash
At least five Hampton Roads Transit bus passengers were hurt in a collision with a city truck earlier this week. The Wednesday, April 18, 2018 crash occurred near the intersection of Waverly Way and 26th St. in Norfolk. Not many details have been released about the exact cause of the wreck, but we know that the bus collided with a city truck. The bus sustained serious front-end damage, and the truck was pushed off road by the collision, crashing through a nearby gate.
Five people onboard the bus were hospitalized along with the driver of the truck and four passengers.
Liability and Government Vehicles
When a person is involved in an accident involving government vehicles, they may pursue legal action, but the rules are different than taking action against a civilian. There are shorter statutes of limitations, limiting the time in which you may pursue legal action against the city. You must also inform the government of your intent to file a lawsuit. In many cases, the government is immune from injury claims.
Legal Options for Passengers
It can be difficult to know how to take action after being involved in an accident as a passenger. A path towards justice and getting the compensation you deserve isn’t always clear. As passengers on board a bus or city truck, you may be entitled to compensation if injured in a crash caused by a negligent driver. All injured parties should consider speaking with an attorney to determine their best course of action.
Injured by a Reckless Driver?
If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence, you undoubtedly have many questions about your legal rights. Our Virginia personal injury lawyers can answer your questions and teach you how the legal system can help you. The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC has helped accident victims for over 29 years. If you’d like a free consultation, give us a call or send us an email 877.544.5323.