A week after the catastrophic New Mexico bus crash, a bit of good news
is reported. One of the harrowing aspects of the semi-truck and passenger
bus crash surrounded the injuries sustained by a woman on the bus who
was pregnant with twins. The mother-to-be sustained serious injuries which
necessitated the delivery of the babies in their seventh month.
Although in the neo-natal ICU, the twins appear to be on course to release
from the intensive care unit in the not too distant future. The seriously
injured mother is also recovering. Sadly, the same cannot be of other
people onboard the ill-fated passenger bus.
Unfortunately, accidents involving semi-trucks and passenger buses are
shockingly frequent occurrences in the United States. Individuals who’ve
been injured in these types of accidents, or who’ve lost loved ones
in collisions involving semis or buses, typically have many questions
about their legal rights. The bus accident and semi-truck accident attorney
hotline maintained by The Doan Law Firm is staffed around the clock, 365
days a year, at (800) 349-0000.
A Highway Calamity: Catastrophic Head-on Collision Kills Eight, Hospitalizes 24
As mentioned a moment ago, there is some positive news with the twins who
were delivered in their 29th week and seem to be improving. However, the horrific accident resulted
in the deaths of seven passengers and the driver. In addition, two dozen
passengers sustained injuries that required hospitalization, five of those
people still being hospitalized.
Ongoing investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board confirms
that the immediate cause of the collision was a front tire blow-out on
a semi-truck that was approaching the passenger bus in the oncoming lane
of traffic on the highway. At the time of the tire blow-out, the big rig
operator lost control of his vehicle, the semi crossing into the other
lane of traffic and colliding head-on with the passenger bus.
The NTSB investigation continues. Part of that ongoing investigation is
to ascertain whether there were other factors that contributed to the
semi-truck accident. The stark reality is that when it comes to semi-truck
and passenger bus accidents, multiple factors many times contribute to
The Legal Rights of Children Born Prematurely Because of an Accident
Although people are taking some comfort in the fact that the twins born
prematurely as a result of the New Mexico bus accident, these newborns
may face a myriad of health and other issues in the future. Babies that
are born two months premature, particularly because of the negligence
of someone else that causes an early birth, are quite likely to face physical
and even mental health related issues in the future.
The party or parties that caused the accident which results in premature
birth can be responsible for injuries, damages, and losses that a person
both prematurely encounters in the future. An individual in this type
of situation may not recognize he or she has an issued until some time
after an accident that resulted in a premature birth. Indeed, years might
pass before a medical issue or other problem is realized.
Despite the lapse in time, a person born prematurely because of the negligence
of some other party, like a big rig operator and a trucking company, can
make a claim for losses, injuries, and damages. This is a complicated
area of personal injury law. A person injured in this manner is best served
by retaining the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer, like
a member of the legal team at The Doan Law Firm at (800) 349-0000.
The Doan Law Firm Attorney Fee Promise
In the aftermath of a semi-truck accident or passenger bus accident a person
faces a myriad of challenges. The last thing that needs to be added to
the plate is the challenging task of trying to drum up money to hire a
lawyer to protect legal rights and interests.
The Doan Law Firm makes an attorney fee guarantee to its clients. Our firm
never charges a fee unless we obtain a settlement or judgment in favor
of a client.
The Doan Law Firm is a nationwide firm. We maintain offices from coast-to-coast
in the United States and have highly experienced semi-truck accident and
passenger bus accidents on our team. Our firm can schedule an initial
consultation with an injured person, or with the family of person killed
because of someone else’s negligence at any one of our offices.
We can also arrange an appointment at a prospective client’s home
or a virtual consultation via the internet. An appointment can be scheduled
by calling (800) 349-0000.