Woodmore bus crash lawsuit filed on behalf of teachers & staff

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The law firm of Berke, Berke & Berke filed two lawsuits this week that are different from the rest.

Their clients are the teachers and staff members of Woodmore Elementary.

The filed against Durham School Services, National Express and Johnthony Walker.

The lawsuit alleges that the Woodmore staff suffered “acute emotional trauma” coping with the loss of the students killed in the crash last November.

The suit claims that the bus company shouldn’t have hired Walker as a driver, should have trained him better, didn’t fire him after complaints, did not use monitoring equipment on the bus, and didn’t pay drivers enough to attract good ones.

The courts have seen several civil lawsuits filed as the deadline approaches for filing one year after the crash.

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