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Untangling Liability: Who's Responsible in an Accident Between a Semi Truck and a School Bus? Insights from a Personal Injury Lawyer

Shay + Associates Law Firm personal injury lawyer in Springfield and Decatur, Illinois

On Wednesday evening of December 5, 2018 there was a collision between a semi-truck and a school bus which was carrying a high school junior varsity volleyball team. An article about the particulars can be viewed by clicking here ( During and after the accident, an adult volunteer on the school bus, and the truck driver died, and several passengers on the bus were injured.

Shay & Associates has represented many clients over the years that have been injured due to the fault of a semi-truck driver. Most people do not realize the trucking industry is subject to several laws, both federal and state, that address on-the-road safety. For instance, the trucking company is responsible for periodic inspections of their fleet. Further, the driver is required to make daily vehicle inspections, including the brakes and tire tread depth. Following a motor vehicle collision involving a semi-truck driver, the police officer called to the scene usually undertakes a detailed inspection of the vehicle to verify compliance with the required laws.

Our hearts go out to the injured and grieving. If you, or someone you know has been injured, we hope you will contact a personal injury lawyer for representation. Tim Shay has a great deal of experience in obtaining justice for victims in truck accidents. Please call Shay & Associates today at 217-523-5900 (Springfield) or 217-425-5900 (Decatur) if you require legal assistance regarding a truck accident or other injury.

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