A horrid tour bus crash in Pisa, Italy left many dead and injured. The collision occurred when a truck traveling on the opposite side of the road lost control and crossed into opposing traffic, hitting the bus head on. The attorneys at Villari, Brandes & Giannone stepped up to represent the families of the four people who were killed, and to represent the twelve people who were seriously injured in the crash, all of whom were from the United States. While the Italian legal system was foreign to us, we gained a good understanding of it and its ability to provide for our clients because we took the extra step of retaining local counsel in Italy.
Our work began with an extensive investigation. The first person we turned to in the investigation was, of course, the driver who caused the crash. He was responsible for driving the truck into the wrong lane of traffic. He claimed to have done so because his tire blew out and caused him to veer into oncoming traffic. We knew that the particular tire in question had been known to cause problems, leading to product liability actions against the manufacturer. We hired appropriate experts in vehicle tire design, maintenance and failures, and ultimately learned that the tire blew out as a result of the collision and not due to any defect. After resolving that issue, attention was directed to the conduct of the bus driver, which was determined to be very reasonable in the face of the sudden emergency confronting him. Ultimately, the entire fault for this transportation disaster lay at the hands of the truck driver and his employer. Our firm quickly began negotiations with the defendants’ insurance carrier. Notwithstanding the significant limitations on the recovery of money damages under Italian law, our firm secured settlements for all of the victims of the disaster for several million dollars in all.
If you or a loved one were involved in a train or bus crash disaster anywhere in the U.S. or even in another country, call us today. We have the knowledge and experience to get you justice and the compensation you deserve. WE ARE ALREADY PROSECUTING LITIGATION AGAINST AMTRAK ON BEHALF OF VICTIMS OF THE PHILADELPHIA AMTRAK TRAIN ACCIDENT / DISASTER. Please call us today if you or a loved one was on that train.