Bus Driver May Face Up To 40 Years in Prison for Causing Deadly Accident
Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 3, 2013 – A bus driver killed four people and injured countless others. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
“Although this gruesome story happened four years ago, justice caught up to the bus driver who killed four and injured numerous others in a bus wreck in Virginia. The judge who delivered the verdict stated that the driver’s conduct was so egregious, that he was finding him guilty on all four counts,” explained Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan.
During the course of the trial, there were at least 15 witnesses called, including several of the passengers that had been on the bus on that fateful day. They were taking a trip from Greensboro, North Carolina, to New York. They never made it there, as their Sky Express bus crashed. “The jury heard about the erratic driving of the driver, and that he was weaving all over the road, while speeding up and then slowing down for no apparent reason. He eventually swerved right off the road, slammed into an embankment and flipped over,” said Monroe.
According to police reports submitted as evidence during the trial, the driver admitted he had fallen asleep at the wheel. In doing so, he negligently breached his duty of care to his passengers, and may face up to 40-years in prison when sentenced in the New Year.
There are likely four families that may file wrongful death lawsuits in this case. While waiting for civil justice, they may face a difficult time paying their bills. In order to get them through to the trial or settlement process, they might wish to consider applying for lawsuit settlement funding, available by applying to a litigation funding company.
“The process is easy,” advised Monroe, “and they only need to fill out an application online, or by phone, to determine if they qualify. The staff is experts at explaining how lawsuit financing works and what the benefits are, and it may be just the solution to help those families get out of debt.”
Litigation Funding Corporation
29777 Telegraph Road, Suite 1310
Southfield, MI 48034
- Four-Month-Old Infant Left Without Oxygen for Ten Minutes
An infant in hospital care was left for ten minutes without oxygen in 2009. The hospital failed to provide him with proper airway support or enough oxygen, leaving him with permanent brain damage. The boy is now four years old and requires intensive care to live daily life. His family has filed a lawsuit asking […]
- Lawsuits Filed Against Six Flags Magic Mountain
Roller coasters are generally safe, but they are also the most dangerous rides at amusement parks. The “scare factor” is the thrill of the twists, turns, and speed. Unfortunately, sometimes terrifying accidents occur. When someone is injured due to negligence on the part of someone else, victims may seek compensation for damages. They may also […]
- Help for Victims Injured by Defective Medical Products
We expect the products we purchase to be designed and manufactured in such a manner that they are safe. We also expect that the manufacturer will provide reasonable warnings of product dangers and recalls. Yet, every year thousands of consumers are seriously injured or die as a result of defective or faulty products. When medical […]