The dangers of icy roads and buses added another chapter with another Montana bus crash Friday night. A bus carrying a high school basketball team ran off Interstate 94 east of Billings Friday night. The Montana Highway Patrol indicated injuries in this incidence were minor with the people hurt in this latest Montana bus accident released from the hospital.
Bus Crash Prescription–Icy Roads + Buses
Icy winter roads and buses or any kind of large vehicle is a prescription for trouble. The recent Montana bus crash near Missoula with a Rimrock Stages bus killed two people and injured many more. Montana law requires operators to have their vehicles under control at all times.
As a Teamster and a truck driver before I became a lawyer, I know how dangerous driving in these conditions can be. I also know how important it is for a driver to slow down and pay maximum attention to prevent bus accident tragedies. It’s very fortunate no one was hurt seriously in Friday night’s Montana school bus crash.
Riding buses should not require you to put your life in someone else’s hands. Dangers, accidents, and even death occur in a split second with these big vehicles.
Liability in Bus Crashes Are Complicated
I practice law because we help people. That’s the specialty of Bishop & Heenan. Bus accidents often cause serious injury. Fortunately it did not in the most recent case. There is a lot of complexity and complication in bus accident cases. Bus crashes are certainly not the fault of the people riding on the bus. Bishop & Heenan Law Firm offers free consultation to any injured person. Montana law provides for you to be put back in the condition you were before this deadly bus accident near Missoula or anyplace else in Montana.
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Black ice and a speeding bus combined to spell disaster in a Montana bus crash Sunday morning near Missoula. Two people were killed in the bus accident. The bus crash also led to an estimated thirty three injuries with a number of the injured in serious or critical condition.
Excessive Speed Leads to Bus Accident
Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Scott Huffman told Reuters the bus was traveling too fast for the conditions. Although the bus may have been under the maximum limit for the roadway, it was apparently traveling too fast for the dangerous conditions. Billings personal injury lawyer John Heenan is a former big rig driver. Heenan said,”one thing we learn is the rig we drive must be under our control at all times no matter the road conditions.” Montana law requires all motorists to drive at a safe speed for the conditions.
Accidents like this tragic bus accident in western Montana, point out the hidden hazards these big vehicles pose. There are a number of different reasons for bus accidents. Weather is certainly a big factor, but bus driver negligence or unsafe bus equipment are among the most devastating and preventable.
Liability in Bus Crashes Can be Complicated
Bishop & Heenan Law Firm specializes in helping people. Bus accidents often cause serious injury. Liability in these cases can be very complicated and complex. Bus accidents are certainly not the fault of the people riding on the bus. Bishop & Heenan Law Firm offers free consultation to any injured person. Montana law provides for you to be put back in the condition you were before this deadly bus accident near Missoula or anyplace else in Montana.
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We’re pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2012, Heenan Law Firm is now Heenan & Bishop Law Firm. John has been joined by his longtime mentors Randy Bishop and Gene Jarussi. Randy and Gene are both well-known and respected trial lawyers in Montana. Both Randy and Gene are past presidents of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association, and have been nominated by their peers as SuperLawyers. John is honored to have such successful lawyers working with him and looks forward to their help in continuing to grow the firm in order to provide the best legal advocacy to their clients. The office and phone number remain the same.