Pedestrian sustained serious injuries when struck by a passing vehicle while exiting a bus. Bus driver failed to operate stop signal light and failed to stop in safe area.

bus-300x169A man from the Texas area  alleges he was struck by a driver of a vehicle after exiting a school bus. The complaint was filed against the bus company alleging negligence as well as the operator of the vehicle that struck him.  He sustained substantial bodily injuries, medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.  He also alleges he sustained an ongoing permanent impairment.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was exiting the bus and was injured when he was struck by the defendant’s vehicle, who carelessly attempted to pass the stopped bus. He alleges he suffered serious physical injuries that resulted in medical care expenses, pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of earnings and mental anguish.

The plaintiff is also alleging the bus driver and his employer is responsible because the bus driver allegedly failed to activate or properly operate the bus’s stop lights and negligently stopped the bus in an unsafe place to unload passengers.  Then the second defendant also acted negligently and failed to stop for the bus and struck the plaintiff pedestrian causing him substantial injuries, damages, medical treatment, lost wages and pain and suffering.

The plaintiff requested a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of more than $200,000.

Walking in a busy city area can be hazardous especially when other vehicles are distracted.  It is always extremely important to know your surroundings and never assume it is safe to exit a vehicle without checking for oncoming drivers.  Do not assume a driver will stop for you.

If you or a loved one sustained a personal injury as a pedestrian and were struck by another vehicle, it’s important you do not waive your rights.  Please contact an experienced attorney at The Law Offices of Michael Smith to determine if you have a claim for benefits and recovery.