Woman Files Personal Injury Claim Over a Fatal Megabus Crash

Megabus has become well-known in the US today due to their ability to cheaply and comfortably transport people from city to city throughout the eastern and central United States.  Rates are as low at $1.00/ticket. Unfortunately for the company, they’re also becoming known for legal troubles, especially after they settled a $5.1 million wrongful death lawsuit last August after a family man getting struck and killed by one of the buses in Chicago in 2010. Two years later, the bus company found itself in more legal trouble. According to The Chicago Tribune:

A woman who was injured when a double-decker Megabus on its way from Chicago to St. Louis smashed into a concrete pillar is suing the bus line. Yanxin “Amy” Zhou suffered injuries that left her “disabled and disfigured” in the accident near Litchfield last August, according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court. The suit does not specify her injuries. In the crash on Interstate 55, a University of Missouri graduate student, Aditi Avhad, 25, originally a dentist from Mumbai, India, died. The crash injured dozens of people, and four or five had to be extricated, including Avhad.

Zhou is asking for $50,000 in compensation for rehabilitation costs and emotional distress and the costs of the suit. We will keep you up-to-date with what happens with this suit and others on the FDS blog.


Be the first to write a comment

cancel reply

What About Costs?

We collect no fees until you recover on your claim. We commit substantial resources to investigate your case, hire expert witnesses, and cover necessary expenses. If we win, we recover these expenditures. If not, you owe us nothing.

Learn more about FDS

Deciding If You Have a Case?

We can help you determine if you have a case and give you the information you need to make a decision. Our entire legal team will help you regain your life by stepping in at this crucial time.

Meet our attorneys

Our History of Success

We feel our success is based on our defined approach to each case, which includes a thorough investigation, a full review of legal documents and ongoing consultations.

Verdicts and settlements