LEGAL BATTLE: Three victims are suing for compensation.
LEGAL BATTLE: Three victims are suing for compensation. Peter Carruthers

Bus crash victims seek compensation

THREE victims of a fatal bus crash are seeking compensation following recent charges laid against the driver.

Representing the trio is Shine Lawyers partner Roger Singh, who said two men and one woman had come forward to launch legal action.

"The people involved are claiming compensation for their pain and suffering and associated losses," he said.

"Last week's development confirmed the driver had been charged," he said.

On February 16, a Whitsunday Transit bus was travelling between Airlie Beach and Proserpine before crashing, killing 19-year-old Casey Stinson.

The 70-year-old driver was charged with one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and will appear in the Proserpine Magistrates Court on October 24.

Mr Singh said it was "regretful and sad" the driver had been charged but those involved should be provided with necessary compensation.

"They can seek compensation for pain and suffering and for the cost of any future medical assistance or rehabilitation," he said.

"In some cases the individuals daily activities may be interfered with as a result," he said adding "claims can be brought for economic loss when it's affected their employment capacity."

Whitsunday Transit were contacted but declined to comment.