MANASQUAN, N.J., June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fair Rate Funding, a car accident lawsuit funding company, reports a trial judge's Order for a New Trial in a Greyhound bus accident case in which a jury found in favor of the defendant. After 5 weeks of testimony and evidence, a jury deliberated for less than 2 hours and found for the defendant, Greyhound Bus Lines.
The accident occurred on July 22, 2010, shortly after 2 a.m. on the northbound fast lane of Highway 99 at the McKinley Avenue off ramp in Fresno County. When the bus driver, who had a clean record prior to the incident, came upon an overturned vehicle already located on the ramp, he was unable to avoid crashing into it. Three (3) of the decedents were occupants in that vehicle.
Greyhound has already paid out more than three (3) million dollars for their bus passengers' injuries in the accident. They failed to make any settlement offers to the three plaintiffs in this case. This failure prompted the lawsuit.
The plaintiffs alleged the bus driver was negligent in that he failed to avoid the overturned vehicle located on the ramp, even though multiple other vehicles were able to do so. More specifically, court records showed the driver was not wearing his driving glasses before the crash even though he was required to wear them when operating the bus.
Jury deliberations lasted only a couple of hours. The jury failed to find the driver negligent.
The trial judge disagreed and ruled the bus driver was negligent for driving in excess of the posted speed limit of 65 mph immediately before impact with the overturned SUV. He wrote: "The court finds the evidence does not support the verdict."
Greyhound has the right to appeal this ruling.
Paul Coppola, President of Fair Rate Funding commented on the recent decision, "The Judge's ruling reminds us that anything can happen at trial. Obviously, the plaintiffs in this case are pleased the jury's findings were overturned. Yet, this scenario has the makings of a long, drawn out legal process that could take years to resolve."
Unfortunately, automobile fatalities occur on our roadways every day. Many become the basis for wrongful death personal injury lawsuits throughout the Country. It is unclear at this point whether a lawsuit will be brought against the at fault party. If so, the litigation could drag on for years.
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