Twenty Injured After Greyhound Bus Rollover
On December 28, 2021, a Greyhound bus traveling westward on I-70 and headed to Las Vegas left the highway and rolled over. According to central Utah law enforcement officials, the bus came to rest on its side about 100 yards from the edge of the roadway.
The accident resulted in injuries to 20 passengers. A total of 38 people — including the driver — were on board the bus at the time. Those injured were taken to area hospitals and were treated for minor to severe injuries. Utah Highway Patrol Sergeant Cameron Roden reported that all passengers are expected to survive.
Passengers uninjured in the crash came to the side of the road and frantically waved for help, as there was no cell reception in the area. A crash report cited the statements of one woman who stopped to assist. She noted aiding a passenger with a head injury whom she described as "cold, panic-stricken and barefoot." Other serious injuries were also mentioned, including another passenger with debilitating pain in their leg, back, and hips.
It is still not known what caused the bus to leave the roadway and result in these injuries. While a snowstorm had hit parts of Utah Monday night, the road conditions were reportedly clear at the time of the accident. A Greyhound spokesperson, Crystal Booker, declined to comment on the accident, other than to say that the company sends its thoughts and prayers to those impacted.
Catastrophic Injuries in Bus Accident Cases
Accidents like this one are typically caused by bus driver negligence and can result in extremely serious injuries. Often referred to as catastrophic injuries, according to the United States statute, 42 U.S.C. § 3796b, they are defined as those injuries that keep an individual from performing any gainful work. They are severe, typically long-lasting, and tend to have life-altering effects that make it difficult for a victim to continue on with their normal life.
Types of catastrophic injuries may include, but are not limited to:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limb(s)
- Organ damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe burns and other skin damage
- Broken bones or fractures
These injuries and many more can result in severe pain and rob you of a normal life. When a bus driver's negligence is to blame for the accident, you can fight for the compensation you deserve with a personal injury lawsuit.
Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries
After a serious accident, you may be wondering, "How am I going to handle all of these costs?" The medical bills are piling up, you are unable to work, and your pain and suffering have likely been immense. All of these and more are potentially compensable in a successful personal injury claim. Compensation may include, but is not limited to:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Costs of rehabilitation
- Lost income or earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- wrongful death damages
Let a Catastrophic Injury Attorney in Wyoming Help You
If you were injured in a bus accident or another motor vehicle collision, you have likely suffered catastrophic injuries that have altered your life forever. You should not be on the hook for the costs of these injuries — the negligent party should be. Our catastrophic injury law firm offers individualized legal services that are tailored to your unique situation.
Allow a catastrophic injury lawyer at The Spence Law Firm to fight for the maximum recovery you are owed. Our team can help you learn your options and take the appropriate legal action to fight for your rights. Contact us today.