CTV NEWS (Montreal)
Bus passengers involved in a crash that killed a 14-year-old girl are trying to launch a class-action lawsuit against the bus company. Last month, the driver and 55 passengers were travelling from Trois-Rivieres to New York City when the bus ran off I-87 in North Hudson, N.Y. at about 8 a.m.
The lawsuit will be launched in the state of New York, where the Canadian Cap (maximum compensation for a personal injury lawsuit, roughly $326,000.00) will not apply. Currently Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki represent over 30 victims of this bus accident.
The Fleur-de-Lis bus company, which had owned the bus, subcontracted it out to another company. New York State Police are still investigating the exact cause of the crash, but they have determined that the bus was in good condition. In spite of that, the lawyer representing the passengers on the bus believe that the 61-year-old bus driver did fall asleep. Police have not confirmed this at this moment, but attorney Edward Jazlowiecki said the passengers are due some compensation.