In the early autumn of 2008, a peaceful September afternoon turned tragic for a group of North Marion Middle School students in Ocala, Florida, when a big rig truck collided with their school bus. The bus had stopped to allow students to disembark when a big rig truck struck the vehicle from the rear, killing 13-year-old Margay Schee. Police reports indicated that big rig operator Reinaldo Andujar Gonzalez was momentarily distracted by his cell phone and did not notice that the school bus had slowed to a stop. Although not yet proven, there are also allegations that Gonzalez had not had the federally mandated amount of sleep before operating the vehicle. Schee’s parents have filed a wrongful death claim in the case, and other parents whose children sustained injuries in the crash have also filed suit.
If a family member or loved one has sustained injuries as a result of another’s negligence or carelessness, we’re here to help you understand your legal options. Contact the attorneys at The Heller Law Firm for a free consultation, or call us direct at 866-461-5791. You will hear from us either the same day or within 24 hours.