Truck, Bus Collide in Norfolk
Ten people were hospitalized earlier this week when a Hampton Roads Transit bus and city truck collided in Norfolk. Not many details about the wreck have been released, but we know that the April 18, 2018 crash occurred near the intersection of Waverly Way and 26th St. The bus sustained serious front-end damage and the truck was run off road, crashing through a gate before coming to a stop. Five people on board the bus needed to be transported to the hospital for treatment of their injuries, as did the driver of the truck and four of their passengers. Thankfully, no one sustained any life-threatening injuries. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Taking Legal Action Against the City
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.
Options for the Victims
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.