A member of the Holy Cross rowing team turned to her attorney and filed a lawsuit over the injuries that she suffered in a fatal crash that took place in Florida. According to the news report, the woman, a member of the freshmen rowing team, suffered multiple injuries while she was being driven by her coach. She and 11 crew team members were in the team van when the coach turned into oncoming traffic.
The error resulted in the van hitting a pickup truck. One person was killed, and several others were injured. The woman’s complaint states that the coach’s negligence is what caused the crash. She claims that he was speeding and did not yield to the other party’s right of way.
The coach was cited for a right-of-way violation in Vero Beach, Florida, which may support her claim. She went on to state that she had suffered a brain bleed, concussion, traumatic brain injury, fractured pelvis, fractured tailbone and post-concussive syndrome.
Holy Cross College and the coach have both filed motions to have the case transferred out of Massachusetts and back to Florida.
Cases like this show how someone who is injured may be able to pursue a claim against multiple parties. Both the school and driver are implicated in this crash. In your crash, it could be a driver and their company or another combination of people. Your attorney will talk to you about everyone who could be liable for the injuries you’ve suffered so that you have the opportunity to seek fair compensation from each of them. Having a greater number of defendants in the case may improve your odds of getting a fair settlement.