A horrible tragedy has struck our community. During Travis Scott’s performance at the Astroworld Festival Concert, eight people were killed and several hundred more injured. Several of them have been taken to local hospitals for serious injuries. Several other concertgoers will feel the effects of the tragedy over the coming weeks, having witnessed the trampling of family friends and others as they narrowly escaped physical injury.
Bus Accidents – Dallas Jury awards $11 million verdict to victims of charter bus accident
Earlier this year, the families of Paula Hahn and Alice Stanley were awarded a multi-million dollar verdict after the victims died as a result of an accident involving their charter bus. Shortly after Hahn and Stanley had boarded, their commercial bus had lost control and rolled over. Stanley suffered severe injuries and spent the last ten days of her life in the hospital. Hahn was ejected during the rollover and died instantly.
Charter buses are subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Not only must charter bus drivers drive safely, but the charter bus companies are responsible for ensuring that their employees are properly licensed, properly trained and well-rested. Charter bus companies are also required to ensure that their vehicles are properly maintained. A failure to follow these rules often results in major accidents with serious injuries. A recent charter bus accident in the Rio Grande Valley resulted in left eight dead and more than forty others injured. Furthermore, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration had previously fined this charter bus for violating pre-employment drug testing regulations and failing to maintain their vehicles.
If you or someone you know was injured or killed in a charter bus accident, contact a Houston personal injury lawyer with The Pinkerton Law Firm to learn about your rights to recover for your personal injuries.
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