Help for Mebane Greyhound Bus Accident Victims
Were you on the Greyhound bus that hit a North Carolina highway patrol trooper? Bus Safety Lawyer Jon Ostroff is investigating the crash. However, Greyhound doesn’t want you to talk to him. Call our Almance County Bus Crash hotline and learn how you can protect your legal rights.
On Christmas Eve 2014, the roads between Atlanta and Raleigh were busy with people travelling to spend the holidays with loved ones. The 41 passengers who boarded Greyhound bus #1072 from Atlanta, Georgia to Richmond, Virginia expected a long trip. But, they didn’t expect to become victims of a reckless bus driver.
Shortly after 9:30 a.m., the Greyhound bus plowed into an accident scene near the Alamance County/Orange County line, outside Burlington, N.C. The crash totaled the vehicle of a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper. Passengers and bystanders were shocked. How could the bus driver miss seven fire trucks and three patrol vehicles with flashing lights? What was going on?
The trooper sustained serious back injuries and multiple broken bones. Twelve bus passengers were taken to local hospitals for treatment.
Driver J.L. Robinson has been charged with reckless driving and failure to reduce speed to prevent a collision. He could face additional charges after the investigation is complete. However, if history is any indication, Robinson will continue to drive busses and continue to put passengers at risk.
Holding Greyhound Accountable
Greyhound has a long history of crashes caused by reckless drivers. In October 2013, a Greyhound driver rear-ended a tractor-trailer while driving at full-speed; 15 passengers were injured. In September of that year, the driver fell asleep at the wheel and struck a tree and fence; the bus flipped on its side. These are just a few examples of Greyhound’s focus on profit over safety.
Our bus safety lawyers believe that people should come first. We hold bus companies accountable for the injuries they cause. Our firm has recovered millions for seriously injured clients. For example, Ostroff Injury Law obtained a $17+ million verdict and paid settlements against Greyhound for a Union County, PA crash. The company had initially tried to blame a small, independently-owned truck company for the crash. After six weeks on trial, the firm proved Greyhound was the sole cause of this crash. The jury agreed with Ostroff Injury Law and rendered a verdict with an extra $2 million punishment to Greyhound.
In three cases combined, our firm has obtained more than $30 million in verdicts and settlements against Greyhound for passengers injured or killed in preventable crashes. Let us put our experience to work for you.
Call the Bus Accident Hotline Before You Talk to Greyhound
Did you spend Christmas ever recovering from your bus accident injuries rather than celebrating with your family? The Bus Safety Lawyers at Ostroff Injury Law would love to hear your story. Your experience could help us hold Greyhound accountable for yet another preventable crash. Call the I-40/I-85 bus accident hotline at (888) 653-3636, or fill out our online contact form. An attorney will contact you to discuss your experience and review your legal rights. There is no obligation.
The Bus Safety Lawyers at Ostroff Injury Law take all cases on a contingency basis. You don’t pay us until the bus company pays you.