Bus Death Leads to Lawsuit Against Multiple Defendants

A California bus accident attorney notes that a bus company, a commercial trucking company, two drivers and the U.S. Department of Justice are among the defendants facing accusations related to a deadly crash that occurred outside a California U.S. Military base. Parties injured in bus accidents may be eligible to seek compensation for their injuries with the assistance of a California personal injury lawyer.

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Claim: Parked Semi Truck Was an Accident Waiting To Happen

The widow and son of a California bus passenger are seeking unspecified damages related to an accident involving a Victor Valley Transit Authority bus and a commercial truck that killed one and injured eight. The Victor Valley Daily Press reports that a tractor trailer was parked in front of the Fort Irwin National Training Center without emergency lights on or traffic cones placed around it when the accident occurred. Additional details reveal that an employee of the military base was told the truck’s presence indicated “an accident waiting to happen,” but that the truck was never moved despite the warning.

Multiple defendants are named in the lawsuit filed in January 2016 by the accident victim’s family, including the driver of the truck, three companies associated with it, the driver of the bus, the bus company and two unspecified companies with ties to Victor Valley Transit Authority operations. Two-third party complaints have also been filed against the U.S. in relation to the case, with defendants associated with the bus company and defendants associated with the commercial trucking company blaming one another for the incident, the website reported.

How a California Bus Accident Attorney Can Help

Bus companies and their drivers have a duty to maintain and operate buses in safe manner. When they fail to do this, and a bus accident causes injury or death, injured parties may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of income or ability to work
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the injury

If a bus accident causes the death of a person, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:

  • Loss of relationship or a loved one’s financial support
  • Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
  • Funeral expenses

People who have been injured in a bus accident are advised to seek a qualified California bus accident attorney to help them protect their legal rights.

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