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Two Lawsuits Filed in Connection with Deadly MIA Bus Crash

Posted on December 12, 2012

The Law Firm of Farah & Farah in Jacksonville has learned that two lawsuits have been filed against the bus driver and the bus company in connection with the fatal charter bus crash at Miami International Airport (MIA) that claimed three passenger’s lives.

The family of a passenger who was critically injured during the crash filed the first lawsuit. The woman sustained serious injuries to her ribs, spleen, spine, and face. Reportedly, life-saving surgery had to be performed to stem internal bleeding.

The attorney for the family told the Miami Herald, “This is a clear case of driver inattentiveness. Issues of lack of qualifications, inadequacy of training, and insufficient trip planning are common errors we see in these large commercial vehicle crashes.”

The bus driver and bus company are also facing a wrongful death lawsuit from the family of another passenger who was killed in the accident. The lawsuit claims the bus driver was negligent when he drove the too-tall charter bus into an MIA overpass.

Claiming the bus driver owed a duty to all passengers of the bus to exercise reasonable care, the attorney for the family called the avoidable accident an “outrageous tragedy of immense proportions” and said that it “should never happen again.”

Despite posted signs warning large vehicles not to enter beneath the concrete overpass, the bus driver drove his 11-foot-tall bus into the 8-foot-six-inch clearance. The first 16 feet of the bus was sheared off in the accident. Three passengers died and 12 others were hospitalized.

Personal injury and wrongful death attorney Eddie Farah offers his deepest condolences to the families of those killed in this tragic accident and hopes for the quick recovery of those injured. If you’ve been injured, or if you have lost a loved one, due to the negligence of another, the legal team of Farah & Farah offers the sound, experienced legal representation you will need to get you through a difficult period. If you believe you have a case and you wish to pursue your legal rights, contact us online or call us at (800) 533-3555.