A Washington car accident involving a Valley Transit bus injured at least three people, the Union-Bulletin reports. The collision apparently occurred at the intersection of Ninth Avenue and Main Street in Walla Walla, Washington. There was not much information as to what caused the car accident. A city ambulance transported a 28-year-old woman to a local hospital with injuries. A 20-year-old woman and a 69-year-old man were treated at the scene for unspecified injuries, as well.
In any case where a collision occurs at a street intersection, it usually means that one of the vehicles did not yield right-of-way to the other. One of the vehicles may have also run a red light slamming into the other. In such cases, where a negligent driver may have caused an accident, he or she could be held liable for the accident or injuries caused. If the negligent driver works for a public or private bus carrier, then the bus company or transit authority could also be liable for the victims’ injuries.
Use of the word “minor” is also very tricky in traffic accidents. How do newspapers, the media and law enforcement define minor injuries? There are many times when what is initially thought to be a minor injury results in weeks off work and loss of wages for the victim. It can also cause the victim to go through lengthy physical therapy, which also costs a lot of money. Treatment can amount to thousands of dollars. As a victim who did nothing to cause the accident, you should not have to pay for it.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident or bus accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, please contact one of the skilled Seattle personal injury attorneys with The Bernard Law Group for a free and comprehensive consultation. We will make sure that your legal rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve in your case. Contact Kirk Bernard today for more information regarding your potential case.