Jury Awards Fair Compensation to Woman Struck By Bus | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire

A Virginia jury just recently awarded $8 million in damages to a woman who suffered severe injuries as a result of being struck by a bus owned by the GRTC Transit System.  The plaintiff now suffered significant chronic pain as a consequence of serious injuries to her spine and shoulder, as well multiple fractures to her hip and pelvis.  Although the jury awarded what it believed was fair, the injured victim of the bus company’s negligence will be forced to endure a lifetime of pain and suffering, and will be plagued with physical restrictions forever.

I have represented many people who have been hit by bus and truck operators who have failed to pay attention while operating their large vehicle, altering the lives of innocent people forever.  We encourage employers to carefully screen their employees, so that only good drivers are behind the wheel of such dangerous automobiles.  Employers should continue to test and train their employees throughout their tenure on the job as well. In addition, operators should be given incentives to drive carefully.  People should always be put before profits.

About the author:

Mr. Zambri is a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area.  The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including serious truck and car collisions. He has successfully litigated numerous cases against truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile owners.  His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest settlement ever in a personal injury case involving the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.  Mr. Zambri has also been named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2009)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.

Mr. Zambri has authored an article regarding how automobile collision cases are evaluated.  To read it, please click here.

Many Americans are killed or critically injured each year in vehicular collisions.  If you want more information about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at szambri@reganfirm.com or call him at 202-822-1899.