A Charter Bus owned by Da Zhen Bus Company carrying visitors to the San Manuel Indian Casino has been involved in a serious rollover accident on the 210 freeway on Thursday August, 22, 2013. According to news reports from the scene of the accident and information released by the California Highway Patrol close to 50 pssengers have suffered injuries resulting from the accident. The extent and severity of the injuries suffered have yet to be released, however bus rollover accidents often result serious life threatening injuries including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, fractures bones including facial fractures.
Details of the Accident
: According to reports from an employee of the charter bus company Da Zhen the bus was traveling eastbound on the 210 freeway a few yards past the 605 freeway on its way to the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in San Bernardino California. The accident took place a few minutes after 10:00 AM in the morning. According to news reports the accident resulted in more than 50 injuries. The east and west bound of the 210 Foothill Freeway were shut down and are expected to reopen shortly. The 210 freeway is frequently used rout by tour bus operators taking tourist and gamblers to and fro Indian gambling casinos located in the desert regions of southern California.
Common Injuries Associated with Bus Rollover Accidents
: Some of the most common injuries associated with rollover accidents involving tour buses are as follows.
Liability of the Tour Bus Operator
- Head trauma resulting in traumatic brain injury
- Facial lacerations – severe cuts and permanent scarring
- Back injuries including disc herniation and spinal cord contusions
- Nerve injury resulting in paraplegia
- Broken nose, dental damage and facial fractures
- Bone fractures including cracked ribs
: Under California Common law tour bus operators are regarded as common carriers and thus owe the highest duty of care to prevent serious accidents resulting in injuries to passengers on board. Negligence is established when the driver – operator of the tour bus’s failure to properly drive the commercial vehicle is the cause of the accident and resulting serious injuries. The cause of the accident has yet to be established by investigators at the scene of the tragic accident.
Victims Right to Compensation
: Under California personal injury laws victims of severe injuries due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of others are entitled to compensation for all their injuries. The potential settlement amount of a tour bus accident lawsuit is dependent on several factors including
- The severity of the injuries suffered
- Total medical care including hospitalization costs and cost of future rehabilitation care
- Pain and suffering resulting from the accident including PTSD
- Loss of wages and loss of future income
- Punitive damages – where the at fault driver or tour bus company displayed a reckless and wanton disregard for the health and safety of it passengers.
: Our law firm is currently investigating legal avenues available for individuals which have suffered serious injuries due to the Indian Casino tour bus accident on the 210 freeway. If you have any legal questions and would like to speak with an attorney regarding your legal matter contact our California law offices toll free (888) 649-7166
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