A tragic bus accident in Palm Springs this morning caused the deaths of 14 people and left over 30 people with injuries. The Palm Springs bus accident occurred at about five o’clock in the morning on Interstate 10, near Indian Canyon Road.
According to LAIST.COM, the tour bus slammed into the rear of a big rig truck, which crushed the front end of the bus. Of the 31 injured people, five are reported to be in critical condition.
Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the crash, but based on photos of the scene, it appears the bus was traveling at a high speed when it struck the big rig truck. Most likely the bus driver and bus company, USA Holiday, will be found responsible for the crash and will have to pay for the wrongful death and injury claims. If the big rig truck driver did anything negligent to cause the crash, the truck company may also have to pay extensive damages.
Our California personal injury lawyers handle bus accident injury and wrongful death claims throughout the state of California. Recently, attorney Robert Walch went to arbitration on a Northern California bus accident case and won over $350,000 for his injured client. That client sustained arm injuries and scarring from broken glass from the bus.
We wish our sincerest condolences to the families of the wrongful death victims and wish a speedy recovery to everyone who suffered injuries in this bus versus truck accident. Our office always offers a free consultation to anyone who suffers serious injuries in an accident or the family members of a wrongful death victim. We have recovered millions of dollars for the families of wrongful death victims and it is very important to have an experienced California wrongful death lawyer on your side.