Megabus Crash Kills 1 and Seriously Injures at Least 5

On August 2, 2012, a commercial bus operated by Megabus crashed on Interstate 55 near Litchfield, Illinois, killing at least one and seriously injuring many more passengers. As reported by various media outlets, the bus ran off the road and collided with a concrete pole or barrier in the median. The severity of the injuries required the use of ambulances and medical helicopters. It has been reported that a possible cause of the Megabus bus accident was a blown tire that may have caused the driver to lose control. It is likely that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will investigate the accident. Because many commercial buses and their drivers are subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, the lawyers who represent the individuals injured in the Litchfield bus accident must be experienced with the regulations. Additionally,because a blown tire may have caused the accident, an understanding of tire failure and product liability law is essential for those attorneys investigating the accident.

On August 2, 2012, a commercial bus operated by Megabus crashed on Interstate 55 near Litchfield, Illinois, killing at least one and seriously injuring many more passengers. As reported by various media outlets, the bus ran off the road and collided with a concrete pole or barrier in the median. The severity of the injuries required the use of ambulances and medical helicopters. It has been reported that a possible cause of the Megabus bus accident was a blown tire that may have caused the driver to lose control. It is likely that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will investigate the accident. Because many commercial buses and their drivers are subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, the lawyers who represent the individuals injured in the Litchfield bus accident must be experienced with the regulations. Additionally,because a blown tire may have caused the accident, an understanding of tire failure and product liability law is essential for those attorneys investigating the accident.

The attorneys at Muchnick and Haber have represented individuals seriously injured in accidents such as the Megabus accident near Litchfield, Illinois. Our attorneys have been retained to represent the individuals injured in the tent collapse near Busch Stadium. This year we have obtained a multi-million dollar verdict in the City of St. Louis and a $650,000 verdict in Federal Court for an individual with post traumatic stress disorder. Experienced trial lawyers will be necessary to successfully represent those injured in the tragic accident involving the Megabus.

There is no question that there will be litigation relating to the bus accident involving the Megabus. Because we are experienced handling accidents involving interstate trucking and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations we are able to successfully represent individuals such as those involved in the Litchfield bus crash. The dangers involved in the operation of regional commercial buses are well known. In May 2012, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shut down twenty-six companies that were operating commercial buses that did not comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

We are also experienced lawyers who handle tire failure cases. Many times a tire may separate and cause a bus to crash because of a manufacturing or design defect. Defects in manufacturing that allow for oxidation of the rubber used in tires can cause a tire to fail at highway speeds. Other times, negligent tire service may cause a tire to fail while operating on the highway. We have litigated cases involving defective tires and negligent tire maintenance. If you or any of your loved ones need representation in any legal manner please contact us.

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