13 People Are Killed & Dozens Injured in a Deadly Bus Accident
Our firm is dedicated to upholding the rights of injured clients to receive a financial settlement. Vehicle accidents often lead to devastating consequences, particularly when they involve large trucks or buses. Drivers have a responsibility to follow traffic rules and to drive in a safe and legal manner. If they fail to do so, and people are injured as a result, they must be held liable in a personal injury lawsuit. Recently, a bus crash left numerous people dead and injured. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorney is representing a few people in connection with the bus crash.
Here’s what you need to know:
The Facts of the Situation
At 5:17 a.m. on October 24, 2017, a tour bus crashed into the back of a tractor trailer. It was returning to Los Angeles from the Red Earth Casino, carrying numerous passengers who had enjoyed a night at the casino. At the time of the impact, the driver and 12 other passengers were killed, and 31 more were injured, including the driver of the tractor trailer.
According to survivors, many of the bus passengers were asleep at the time of the accident. The bus was traveling at a much faster speed than the tractor trailer, and rammed into it from behind. The impact was so forceful that it pushed the bus into the tractor trailer nearly 15 feet, killing most of the passengers sitting in the front of the bus. An investigation showed no skid marks behind the tractor trailer. The bus had not even tried to stop before the accident.
The National Transportation Safety Board is currently conducting an investigation into the crash. A possible cause for the accident is the fatigue or drowsiness of the bus driver, but much is still to be seen by the investigation.
The Law Offices of Jennie Levin, P.C. Is Representing Victims Injured in the Accident
At the Law Offices of Jennie Levin, P.C., we are passionate about guiding injured clients through the California legal system. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorney is representing a few people in connection with the bus crash. With millions of dollars recovered in settlement for our clients since our founding, we are dedicated to providing thorough and tenacious legal services. If you or a loved one have been injured by the recklessness or negligence of someone else, our trial-tested lawyer can stand by your side every step of the way.
Contact us today to put an aggressive legal advocate on your side.