The Alabama Supreme Court ruled last Friday to reinstate the bus accident lawsuit brought by victims of the 2006 Huntsville school bus accident that left four Alabama high school students dead and 24 more injured in the bus crash. The lawsuit against Navistar, Inc had previously been dismissed by a Madison County judge after the defendants argued that the bus accident victims had missed the deadline for filing a bus accident lawsuit.
Alabama’s Supreme Court justices ruled unanimously in favor of the bus accident victims, sending the suit back to the lower court for trial along with another suit against Navistar subsidiary IC Bus LLC. This decision comes more than four years after the deadly crash, in which a Lee High School bus was knocked off an elevated portion of I-565 near Huntsville and fell 30 feet. After the crash, then-Governor Riley ordered a three-year study of school bus safety, the results of which were released last month.
The bus accident attorneys of Long & Long sympathize with the victims of this terrible bus accident and their families and laud the Supreme Court for upholding the rights of bus accident victims to seek fair compensation for vehicle accident injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident or car crash, please contact Long & Long right away to find out your legal options with a free consultation with our vehicle accident attorneys.