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 collisions.
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.