Wrongful Death Suit Settled over Bus Crash Fatality
Posted on February 13th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
This week, a Montana school district reached a settlement with the parents of a 7-year-old girl who died in a bus crash last year. The victim, an elementary school student, was riding a school bus when it pulled in front of an oncoming pickup truck.
Tuesday, the school board of trustees voted to approve the wrongful death settlement, but did not release details to the press. According to the school’s superintendent, trustees did not know the terms of the settlement until it was time to vote at the executive session on Feb 10.
The bus driver pleaded guilty to careless driving and failure to yield. She received a six-month suspended jail sentence.
If a family member has been killed because of the careless or intentional acts of another, you should immediately seek legal help to organize and assemble your case. The Wrongful Death Attorneys at Page Cagle understand that losing a loved one is a traumatic time, but we will do everything in our power to smooth the way for you. Contact Zane T. Cagle, 24/7 for a free consultation at 1(314) 276-1681