A charter bus carrying high school students crashed on Route 58 in Southhampton County, Virginia (VA) injuring eight and killing at least one. The bus was traveling from Chapel Hill, North Carolina (NC) to Hampton, Virginia (VA) when it veered off the road to the right and rolled over. Two passengers were ejected at that time. The map shows the rural area in Capron, Virginia (VA) where the bus accident occured.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective
Passengers climb aboard charter busses and settle in for a relaxing trip to their destination. But what seems like a cheap and easy way to travel can quickly turn into a deadly accident with many injuries. Most people don’t know that charter bus accidents are the most common form of mass transit injuries.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 750 million passengers ride commercial busses every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says ejection of passengers due to a rollover represents the highest percentage of deaths. So what should you do if you find yourself injured in a charter bus accident? Is the driver at fault? What about the owner of the charter company? These are all questions that our Virginia (VA) mass transit injury attorneys can answer.
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Mass transit or bus accidents are much different than a common fender bender. In many cases numerous state and local governments require a unique notice be provided to the state or municipality before a lawsuit may be filed. Many of these bus companies, such as the one in the accident above, cross state lines all of which make recovering restitution much harder without the help of an experienced Virginia (VA) bus accident injury lawyer.
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For a free case evaluation, contact a Virginia or North Carolina accident lawyer from our office today. Or if a loved one’s injuries caused death such as in this fatal bus accident then please read our Virginia (VA) wrongful death report.