Corboy & Demetrio Files Lawsuit against Megabus in Downstate CrashLatest is Third Lawsuit Filed by Corboy & Demetrio against Megabus
August 17, 2012
Corboy & Demetrio filed a lawsuit today against Megabus USA on behalf of Jason Whitaker, a passenger in the downstate Illinois crash that injured 47 people and killed a University of Missouri student on Aug. 2.
Whitaker, 20, suffered a concussion and injuries to his neck, back and wrist. Whitaker is studying mechanical engineering at the University of Missouri. The lawsuit, filed against Megabus and driver Preston Taylor, alleges negligence in the crash that involved a tire blowing and the bus crashing into a pillar along I-55 near Litchfield, Illinois.
This is the third lawsuit filed against Megabus handled by Corboy & Demetrio, which includes one that settled recently for $5.1 million for the victim’s family.
The Whitaker lawsuit comes just one week after Corboy & Demetrio filed a lawsuit against Megabus USA on behalf of the family of 76-year-old Donna Halstead, a Chicago woman who was struck and killed by a Megabus on in the city’s West Loop days earlier.
The Halstead lawsuit was filed just two days after Corboy & Demetrio obtained a $5.1 million settlement against Megabus on behalf of the family of another pedestrian, Wes Krueger, who was killed by a Megabus vehicle in 2010 that was just a few blocks from where Ms. Halstead was killed.
Jason Whitaker v. Megabus USA, LLC, and Preston Taylor; Case No. 12L009326 in Cook County Circuit Court.
Mary A. Beaver, Personal Representative of the Estate of Donna Halstead, Deceased, v. Megabus USA, LLC, and Shemeka Hudson; Case No. 12L8997(F) in Cook County Circuit Court.
Linda S. Krueger, Administrator of the Estate of Wesley C. Krueger, deceased, v. Megabus USA, LLC and Shervyle J. Pruitt, Case No. 10L3399C, Cook County Circuit Court.