In Boston, jury selection is scheduled to begin today in the Massachusetts wrongful death lawsuit over a catastrophic 2007 Brockton bus crash that claimed the life of a disabled pedestrian. The defendants are bus driver Tracy A. Lopes and bus company First Student Inc. Lopes, a Raynham resident, had been charged with motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation after the deadly collision, but the charge was dropped in 2008.
The pedestrian that died was Lisa Herlihy, a 46-year-old Brockton resident who had been suffering from osteoporosis and Parkinson’s disease. She was using her walker to cross the street when she was struck by the bus that Lopes was driving.
Last year, Kim Berggren, a Randolph resident and Herlihy’s sister, filed her Brockton wrongful death lawsuit against Lopes and the bus company that had employed her at the time of the deadly Massachusetts pedestrian accident. Berggren is seeking “unspecified damages” and accusing both defendants of gross negligence.
Massachusetts Pedestrian Accidents
If your loved one was killed or you were injured in a Massachusetts pedestrian accident, you may have grounds for filing a Boston personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death complaint against the responsible party or parties. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your traffic accident, possible negligent parties may include a negligent driver, auto manufacturer, government entity, property owner, or another responsible party.
Whether you are dealing with pedestrian accident injuries or coping with the loss of a loved one, your life will undoubtedly have been turned upside down. Not only can you hold the responsible parties liable, but pursuing them for the financial recovery that you are owed can provide you the resources that you need to cover the costs incurred from the Boston injury accident.
Civil trial for fatal pedestrian crash in Brockton set to start in Boston, Enterprise News, October 27, 2010
Related Web Resources:
Car Accidents With Pedestrians, Nolo
Pedestrian Safety, Mass.gov