Vehicle crashes are unexpected. That is especially true when you are on a bus or a shuttle. However, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of other people cause serious crashes. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our Seattle wrongful death attorneys are ready to get to work. If you have lost a loved one in a tragic accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Today, we want to discuss the recent crash between a Sea-Tac shuttle and a passenger vehicle.
What happened in this tragic crash?
Towards the end of last month, a Sea-Tac shuttle was heading north from the Seattle Airport Marriott when a car crossed the center line on International Boulevard. The impact caused the shuttle bus to flip onto its side.
- One man was killed in the incident.
- 7 people were injured, including the driver of the car.
The man who was killed, 45-year-old Bryan R. Panzanaro, was partially ejected from the shuttle bus. He was the manager of an aerospace company and was in town for a business trip. He was a married father of four children.
Authorities say that all 14 passenger seats on the shuttle bus were equipped with seatbelts, but they did not say whether the passengers were wearing them at the time of the crash.
Even though this crash happened last month, authorities are still asking for witnesses to the crash to come forward as they deepen their investigation.
Wrongful death cases are complicated
Cases like this often lead to wrongful death claims. We are not yet sure what caused the vehicle to cross the center line into the shuttle. We do know that wrongful death cases arise when someone is killed due to the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of another person.
Our Seattle wrongful death attorneys regularly see the following instances lead to these cases:
- Vehicle accidents due to drunk or distracted driving
- Workplace incidents
- Criminal activity
- Defective products
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- And more
Surviving family members often use civil wrongful death cases to find closure and to get the compensation they need to cover the tremendous expenses that come with an unexpected loss.
We will be by your side through this
If you have lost a loved one and you think that the negligent or careless actions of another person or entity are to blame, you should secure legal assistance as soon as possible. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we are ready to get to work on your case. Our qualified and experienced team will investigate all aspects of what happened and work to secure compensation for the following:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of future income and benefits of the deceased
- Cost of pre-death medical care that was rendered
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of companionship damages
- Punitive damages against anyone responsible