Monday December 11, 2017, Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys secured a $12 million verdict against MAX Transit and its driver. The jury awarded $12 million to injured passengers after a bus crash in Fairfield. 19 people were taken to the hospital with injures, two in critical condition.
The driver lost consciousness, causing the bus to overturn and run into a ravine. During the trial, evidence was brought up that the MAX transit driver has passed out twice prior to this collision while operating a MAX bus in the greater Birmingham area. The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority had failed to take action after those events.
"For almost three years, the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority has failed to take responsibility for this wreck. We hope they will see this verdict as the rejection of that position by the people of Jefferson County and implement the necessary safety policies to ensure this never happens again," stated Sara Williams, Managing Attorney of Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys, P.C.
Alexander Shunnnarah attorney Brandon Bishop said, "We applaud the jury for banding together and taking ownership of this community. Even though none of the jurors rely on MAX bus for their means of transportation, their verdict makes clear that everyone, including those less fortunate than them, are worthy of protection."
"We are thankful to this jury for holding MAX Transit and its driver accountable for their failure to avoid what was a very preventable collision. I am proud of Brandon and Sara for the hard work they have put into the case for nearly three years. We as a firm will continue to fight for the safety of not only our clients, but all of those in our community who share the roads with these buses," stated Alexander Shunnarah, President & CEO of Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys, P.C.