Zehl & Associates is proud to announce the recovery of a $9 million settlement, the largest in Greyhound’s corporate history, on behalf of our clients who filed a lawsuit against Greyhound when a fatigued bus driver with untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea fell asleep at the wheel.
Ryan Zehl, who was recently interviewed about the settlement, has prompted investigations into the prevalence of fatigued-related bus and truck crashes from both the Federal government and media outlets across the country.
You can view Mr. Zehl’s interview and related coverage in the links below:
- Ryan Zehl’s Interview on $9 Million Greyhound Settlement
- Zehl & Associates Depositions Appear in CBS Special on Medically Unfit Bus and Truck Drivers
Our Bus Accident Lawyers were the First in the United States to have Greyhound Driver Tested for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
During our investigation into the cause of the bus accident, our trial team discovered that a medical examiner with the Department of Transportation had expressed concerns five weeks before the crash that the driver in question had sleep apnea, a condition that tends to cause chronic fatigue if left untreated.
Unfortunately, Greyhound ignored the examiner’s concerns and recklessly allowed the man continue driving, instead of requiring him to submit to a sleep study in order to either confirm or rule out sleep apnea.
Our Bus Accident Lawyers immediately obtained a court order requiring the bus driver to submit to an overnight sleep study, making our firm the first in history to successfully compel a commercial driver to undergo an overnight sleep study for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. As expected, the results confirmed that the bus driver had moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a condition, when untreated, causes chronic fatigue and increases the chances of a fatigued-related collision by up to 7 times.
Just over a month later, the driver drove his bus off the road in the middle of the night, seriously injuring our clients.
The settlement will ensure that our clients receive the best medical treatment available and are able to care for themselves and their families for the rest of their lives.
Attorney’s Fees: $3,600,000
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