Seattle police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred this morning on Capitol Hill when a Metro bus struck a man at 11th Avenue and Pine Street around 6am this morning near Cal Anderson Park according to the Seattle police blotter.
According to the Seattle Police blog, the man who was killed appeared to be in in his 20’s. The investigation will attempt to determine if the pedestrian was already on the ground when he was struck. The man may have been dragged by the bus as his body was found behind the bus.
It does not appear that the bus driver, an employee of Metro for the past three years, was impaired.
Any metro bus accident will be fully investigated. Investigators go out to the accident scene immediately after the accident. Bus drivers are trained to cooperate fully with investigators and are often the first person to report the bus accident to authorities.
Washington attorney represents bus accident victims and their families
The Farber Law Group represents injured pedestrians, bus riders and passengers of motor vehicles who wish to file a claim against a negligent bus driver or transportation company. In cases where a bus accident was caused by a mechanical malfunction, a bus driver who was driving impaired or failing to exercise due caution, a negligence lawsuit may help you obtain compensation for your damages.
How to Proceed with a Bus Accident Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a bus whether it is a metro bus, school bus or a private motor coach, you may wish to file a lawsuit against the bus driver, bus owner or company who employed the bus driver or the bus manufacturer. It is important to hire an attorney with experience in representing bus accident victims.
Often, the strength of a negligence case rests on the evidence which establishes the other party’s negligence. An attorney will use the police investigation but also interview witnesses and obtain other documentation to determine whether the bus driver was adequately trained, the bus was adequately maintained and that all traffic laws were followed.
Damages in a Bus Accident Lawsuit
An experienced bus accident lawyer will also consult with medical and economic professions who will determine your damages which include current and future medical expenses, loss of future earnings, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damages and loss of enjoyment of life.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, or a loved one killed, contact The Farber Law Group, a Bellevue personal injury law firm with experience representing bus accident victims and their families.
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