As the NTSB investigates a fatal bus crash in Central California this past Tuesday that resulted in 4 deaths and injury to 23 others, many questions arise involving the driver of the bus and the history of safety for the bus company. Of the 27 people on the bus itself, there were 4 fatal injuries, 7 serious injuries and an additional 16 who suffered injuries requiring treatment. Who is responsible for the loss of life and injuries and what should the family of a victim do?
The cause of the bus accident is still under investigation, as the driver of the bus is one of those who was seriously injured. However, there is no doubt that the families of the 4 victims who suffered fatal injuries have a wrongful death claim under California law. Those who were injured also have valid claims, and these cases will require a seasoned injury and wrongful death attorney. Bus companies are often insured by multiple layers of commercial insurance. My name is Rivers Morrell and I have more than 40 years of experience and expertise in these cases. I represented major insurance carriers for the first 20 years of my career. This valuable experience provides valuable insight into their strategies and goals, and how to hold insurance carriers financially accountable for wrongful death and serious injuries caused by a policy holder.
The NTSB investigates a fatal bus crash and t is unclear if there was another vehicle which caused the crash or if the bus driver and bus company will ultimately be responsible. However, these cases often require a lawyer with extensive trial experience and in some cases accident reconstruction and the testimony of expert witnesses. There is no cost to my clients out of pocket as I work on a contingency fee basis. My clients appreciate my responsive and informative style, as well as the results I achieve in their cases. I have taken many cases to a successful trial verdict, and the insurance companies know that I will do so in your case. This helps to ensure that my clients receive the best possible outcomes in their cases.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal bus or motor vehicle accident, or have suffered serious injuries in a crash on a California freeway I invite you to contact me for a free and substantive consultation at (949) 305-1400.