13 Dead, 31 Injured In Tour Bus Crash In Desert Hot Springs
On Sunday, October 23, 2016 before sunrise a tour slammed into the back of a big rig on the 10 Freeway north of Palm Springs. The Riverside County Coroner’s office confirmed 13 people aboard the bus, including the driver, were killed and 31 passengers were seriously injured. The crash shut down the entire westbound 10 Freeway west of Indian Canyon Road.
The bus, owned by LA-based USA Holiday Bus, had departed the Red Earth Casino in Salton City. It was on its way back to Los Angeles when the collision was reported to CHP at 5:17 a.m. It appears that all passengers aboard had been asleep at the time of the impact.
The bus slammed into the back of the truck’s trailer, demolishing the front third of the cabin and shredding the back of the semi-truck. The cause of the accident is not immediately clear, but the tour bus was traveling much faster than the semi. Nevertheless, Federal and local investigators are working together to determine the cause of the collision.
Common Injuries Suffered By Bus Accident Victims
A bus accident can seriously impact your life and the lives of your loved ones. Bus accident victims often suffer serious injuries that leave them unable to work for an extended period of time. Some victims may not be able to go back to work at all. Some common bus accident injuries include:
- Head and brain injuries, including a TBI
- Fractured or broken bones
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of a limb
- Internal organ injuries
Compensation For Bus Accident Victims
If you or a loved one has suffered any type of injuries in a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Bus accident claims are generally harder to handle than other motor vehicle accidents because they can involve many different variables. As such, it is best to immediately hire an experienced Los Angeles bus accident attorney to help you obtain the full compensation that you deserve.
An aggressive attorney can help you get compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Any other out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of the accident
Consult with a Los Angeles Attorney Bus Accident Attorney Now!
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with an experienced Los Angeles bus accident attorney, call the Law Offices of Vahdat & Associate at (888) 523-1698. Attorney Ghazal Amy Vahdat and her legal team are ready to fight for you.