A Los Angeles-bound bus accident, involving a big rig truck, has resulted in the deaths of seven bus passengers. The bus was a Greyhound bus coming from St. Louis and headed to Los Angeles. In addition to the bus accident wrongful death victims, 42 other passengers were taken to local hospitals for their bus accident injuries. According to ABC News 7, the accident occurred on Interstate 40 near Thoreau, New Mexico.
Initial reports by investigators show that a big rig was traveling eastbound when a front tire blew, causing the truck to lose control. The big rig smashed through the center median and went into oncoming traffic, hitting the bus. The truck turned on its side while the bus was severely damaged, and luggage was strewn across the freeway.
A Greyhound spokeswoman stated it was still unclear exactly what caused the blow out and subsequent accident, but Greyhound is “fully cooperating with local authorities and will also complete an investigation of [their] own.”
When a family member is lost suddenly in an accident like this one, it can be completely overwhelming. The families of the victims of this Greyhound bus accident should contact a California bus accident lawyer for a free consultation to find out their rights against the responsible party or parties. The families can bring a wrongful death claim for the loss of their loved one. If the bus driver is found to have been at fault, many wrongful death and personal injury claims will be made against the bus company. An experienced lawyer will need to be hired by the families of the victims to determine who is at fault and to get the maximum amount of wrongful death damages for the clients.
Our California wrongful death lawyers at Walch Law are experienced in handling bus accident wrongful death cases. An experienced wrongful death attorney can assist in investigating your claim, even when the police conduct an investigation. Our attorneys can help make sure the facts are properly represented and that you get the compensation you deserve for your loss.
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