Thirteen Korean tourists were injured when a Luxury Coach Line bus left the roadway near mile 151 of the Richardson Hwy. It rolled. Three passengers were critically injured and air-lifted to hospitals. The families of these thirteen need to know:
1. They have claims against Luxury Coach Line Corp. for these injuries because the bus driver appears to be negligent for letting the bus roll off the highway. Alaska allows negligence-based personal injury claims for: (a) lost wages; (b) medical bills; and (c) pain/suffering. Depending on the injuries, these can be very large claims – and are worth pursuing;
2. You only have two years to pursue these claims under Alaskan law AS 09.10.070. This is a very important deadline. Take immediate action;
3. Contact an attorney ASAP. Whomever insures the bus is already working to undermine your claims. We strongly urge you to find a good personal injury attorney in Fairbanks, and get him/her moving as soon as possible. Most attorneys charge a standard 33% of whatever they recover for you. If they recover nothing, you pay them no attorney fees. You have nothing to lose by hiring an attorney and letting him/her investigate this wreck; and
4. We are very sorry that your visit to our great state ended this way.
We wish you well. /s/ Ward Merdes