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Lessons for attorneys litigating school bus accident lawsuits

Written by Steve Gursten Posted January 12th, 2017

7 things we can take away from the school bus crash that killed 6 elementary students in TN

I’m representing one of the children in the recent tragic Chattanooga, Tennessee school bus accident lawsuits that has been in the news. The crash killed 6 elementary students and injured several others. The family that’s hired me … Read More

Attorney Joe Fried talks about his experience litigating the tragic school bus accident that killed 6 elementary students in Chattanooga, TN

Written by Steve Gursten Posted January 5th, 2017

“There’s a big difference between lawyers who do this for a living [litigating bus accident cases] versus lawyers…where this is not their day-to-day lives….”

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Less than one month after the fatal Baltimore accident involving a school bus and a public MTA bus that killed six people and injured 10 more, another terrible bus accident has … Read More

Could the Baltimore school bus-MTA accident have been prevented with better school bus driver training?

Written by Steve Gursten Posted November 10th, 2016

A CDL and about 10 hours of training, and most school bus drivers can get behind the wheel under Federal law, bringing light to a national issue of school bus driver safety and bus crash prevention

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Earlier this year, we wrote about how the FMSCA wants to improve training standards for entry-level bus and truck … Read More

Third Megabus crash in the past year injures 19 in Indiana

Written by Steve Gursten Posted May 7th, 2015

Lawyers raise issue of negligent entrustment and supervision

Indiana Megabus crash

When you think Megabus, you likely first think of a quick and inexpensive way to hop from city to city for a weekend away. But this increasingly popular bus service has recently been in the news for reasons that are not so fun: In the past year, … Read More

Bus company declared immediate hazard, shut down after safety inspection

Written by Steve Gursten Posted August 29th, 2014

Just how many more On Eagles Wings are there, as FMCSA shuts down dangerous Minnesota bus company

On Eagles Wings Charters shut down

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Lakeville, Minn.-based On Eagles Wings Charters, Inc., to immediately cease all passenger transportation operations. The FMSCA found the bus company was endangering the public because of the condition of … Read More

NTSB on deadly CA Fed-Ex-bus crash: “Lives could have been saved”

Written by Steve Gursten Posted May 7th, 2014

Following the California semi-truck/motor coach accident, National Transportation Safety Board investigators bring bus passenger safety back to the forefront

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As you’ve probably heard by now, there was a terrible semi-truck/bus accident that recently occurred in Northern California that left 10 people dead. The accident occurred after a FedEx truck sideswiped another vehicle, lost control, crossed … Read More

Dangerous Utah bus company ordered out of service

Written by Steve Gursten Posted April 17th, 2014

Serv-A-Bus is shut down by the FMSCA for the second time in over a year

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A Utah-based bus company, Serv-A-Bus LLC, has been declared an imminent hazard to public safety by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The bus company was immediately ordered to cease all operations.

Yet the story of this bus company … Read More

FedEx truck hits bus, leaving 10 dead in California

Written by Steve Gursten Posted April 11th, 2014

Fed Ex truck crosses median and causes the deadly semi-truck/bus accident

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As a safety advocate, and as an attorney who speaks at legal seminars and writes about truck safety, this latest tragedy is both mind-numbing and shocking.  Details are still emerging on the horrible Northern California truck accident involving FedEx and a bus carrying students … Read More

IN bus co with speckled safety history causes serious bus accident, injures 58

Written by Steve Gursten Posted April 8th, 2014

Princess Tours bus driver was speeding and driving recklessly when he caused crash

Princess Tours

I recently came across this NBC story about a dangerous Indiana trucking company that left four people seriously injured and sent a total of 58 to the hospital. It’s an example of how prior safety violations are one of the strongest statistical … Read More

Update: Bus company manager gets 14 months in prison for lying on log books

Written by Steve Gursten Posted March 19th, 2014

In addition to Wisla Express being ordered to pay $75,000 in penalties, Dariusz Szteborowski was given jail time for lying to FMSCA

Wisla Express fined by FMSCA

As an attorney who litigates often terrible crashes involving buses and trucks, it’s not unusual to find these companies lying on their log books, maintenance records, and driver investigations and audits.  In fact, … Read More

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