A motor vehicle collision that occurred late last year has left several families still grieving the losses of their loved ones. The impact of the crash cost a number of children their lives, while the driver continues to face the consequences. The family members of those who were killed and injured during the course of this Tennessee car accident have the right to file civil claims for wrongful death and personal injury on their behalves.
The accident involved a school bus carrying 37 students. The students were going home after the end of the school day, before the bus traveled off of the roadway and struck a tree. According to reports, the bus was moving at a rate of 50-53 miles per hour in an area with a speed limit of 30 mph.
As a result of the intense crash, six children lost their lives, while 20 others suffered injuries. The driver was charged with six counts of vehicular homicide, in addition to several charges of reckless aggravated assault and other charges. A grand jury indicted the bus driver; he will be arraigned in a hearing at the end of the month. Authorities reported that students had previously complained about his driving to school officials.
The surviving victims' families have the right to file claims for the personal injury that they suffered during the course of this crash. Additionally, those families who lost a loved one have the right to file claims for their wrongful deaths. If successfully litigated, these claims may result in possible financial compensation for the medical and end-of-life expenses that have developed from the bus accident. These and other victims of Tennessee collisions that are caused by negligence can seek the guidance of lawyers who have experience in handling various personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Source: newsmax.com, "Tennessee Bus Crash: Driver Indicted in Wreck That Killed 6 Children", Clyde Hughes, Mar. 9, 2017