- November 19, 2016
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The Desert Hot Springs bus accident is deemed to be one of the worst and deadliest tour bus crashes in over 30 years. The USA Holiday tour bus was headed back to Los Angeles in the early morning hours on Sunday, October 23, 2016. The majority of the passengers were asleep after spending much of the evening at the Red Earth Casino in Thermal. Unfortunately, their trip never reached its Los Angeles destination. Instead, it ended in Desert Hot Springs when the bus crashed into the back of a big rig while traveling at a high speed.
The horrific accident left thirteen people dead and 31 others injured. As the Los Angeles Time reports, the accident is one of the deadliest in California history. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash and expects to publish its conclusions in late 2017. The USA Holiday carried a $5 million insurance policy to cover bodily injury and property damage, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Your Legal Options
None of the passengers ever dreamed that this is how their trip would end. If you are a family member of a loved one who was killed or injured in this accident, the shock is overwhelming and earth shattering. When you are ready, consider working with the attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. Our legal team focuses on three main goals:
- To get justice for victims, and their loved ones, who were injured or who lost their lives in this accident
- To hold those responsible for the accident liable for any wrongdoing or negligence that resulted in the accident
- To reduce the likelihood of a similar accident happening to other passengers in the future
Pursuing Your Legal Rights With the Right Tour Bus Accident Attorneys
Filing a personal injury claim will not undo the damages tragic tour bus accident. However, it will help you get the money damages you and your loved ones need to pay for your expensive medical treatments. It may also be an important step in bringing closure to a terrible nightmare.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas have already filed lawsuits on behalf of a number of victims involved in the crash. Our lawsuits allege that Teodula Elias Vides, who owned the USA Holiday and was driving the bus when it crashes, had been driving “at an excessive and unsafe rate of speed,” amongst other allegations.
Contact an Experienced Los Angeles Bus Accident Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Samer Habbas, our Los Angeles bus accident attorneys are experienced in handling all types of auto accidents, especially those involving buses, and getting our clients the compensation they deserve. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our lawyers, please call us at 888.848.5084.