The New York Daily News reports that five men and two teens from the Bethesda French Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Brooklyn were returning home after attending a Sunday morning when the van they were traveling in was struck on the passenger side.
Three people, including a 17-year-old, were killed in the collision. Two others were seriously injured and flown to a local hospital for treatment. The driver of the truck and the two other remaining passengers on the bus incurred only minor injuries.
ABC 7 reports that the driver of the church van allegedly missed a stop sign just prior to being hit. Police are still conducting their investigation and no one has been charged. They don’t suspect drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
It’s too soon to tell at this point who was at fault since the investigation is ongoing, a large number of semi-truck accidents are the direct result of a truck driver’s negligence. If this is the case, any victims and their surviving loved ones should pursue the at-fault party and their trucking company to recoup their medical and other accident-related expenses.
Semi-trucks and other large commercial trucks are far heavier and larger than passenger vehicles so accidents involving these vehicles are twice as likely to be deadly. Victims who survive typically suffer critical injuries such as spinal or brain injuries. These injuries not only require long recovery times and rehabilitation but they are also very costly. Sadly, some truck accident victims suffer injuries they will never be able to recover from and will require extensive care and lose the ability to support themselves.
Truck accident victims in New York can seek compensation for their injuries, but they need to speak with a Bronx truck accident attorney as soon after their accident as they can. They will be able to tell you if you are eligible for compensation and the best way to pursue their claim. Giving your attorney a head start on your personal injury or wrongful death claim will ensure you have a strong personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Victims of truck accidents can recoup the costs for their medical bills, rehabilitation costs, loss of wages and property repair costs. But getting the amount you need and deserve requires legal expertise and investigatory skills. Truck accidents are complex so you need someone on your side who is capable of building a strong claim for you and your family. USAttorneys can connect you with a dedicated truck accident attorney to be by your side and help you get through this troubling time in your life.
Our Bronx truck accident attorneys have years of experience and will provide you with superior representation. Each client is important them and they will use their skill to ensure you get generous accident settlement that reflects the pain and suffering you have endured.