A bus transportation corporation heavily litigated our case where the bus driver crashed into the back of a small car on a level, open stretch of road, resulting in serious injuries to a fourteen year old girl. Most of our office worked on the girl’s case for about six years until we reached a successful result.
The company responsible for the school buses and drivers hired a driver who was known to have multiple health problems, including:
- Sleep apnea
- Psychological disorders
- Prescription drug use
On the day of the crash, the school bus driver drifted off at times, and then later that morning, the bus crashed into the rear of a Honda that had its brake lights and turn blinker on.
The girl was sitting in the back of the Honda when the bus hit. The force of the crash crushed the back of the Honda all of the way up into the passenger compartment, obliterating the rear third of the car. The girl’s head and face were subjected to forces that broke her jawbone, a bone in her neck, and caused a closed head injury to the brain. She was taken by ambulance to Portland for emergency trauma services. Her medical procedures and bills still continue to pile up, now years after the crash. The case was finally settled for a confidential amount through mediation.