Tour bus accidents can cause massive damage and serious injuries to victims, and may additionally present great difficulty for those attempting to file a personal injury claim after the fact. Unlike common car accidents, tour bus accidents involve several parties that may or may not bear some liability. Those affected by a tour bus accident should look very carefully at the circumstances surrounding the accident and the various parties involved if they hope to file an effective, compelling claim.
When riding alongside buses or tractor-trailers out on the interstate, you've likely seen a label affixed to them warning of the dangers drivers associated with driving near such large vehicles.
In recent weeks, a charter bus carrying a dozen or more cruise ship passengers was involved in a wreck that claimed at least ten of their lives in Mexico. In another instance in recent years, another charter bus, returning from a casino trip to Palm Springs, California crashed on its way back to Los Angeles killing several passengers and injuring many others.
Whether being transported to classes during the school year for a field trip during the summer, hundreds of thousands of children are carried on buses each day across this country. Given the sheer number of kids who ride on them on a daily basis, you'd probably assume that a significant number of bus riders lose their lives each year. This couldn't be further from the case.
A charter bus traveling between Fresno and Las Vegas collided with two vehicles near the Mojave Desert Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. The fatal bus crash killed one and severely injured another 26 people.