On Thursday morning, two people were killed and more than three dozen were injured when a private charter bus in route to Choctaw Casino Resort in Oklahoma overturned along the President George Bush Turnpike in Irving, Texas. According to officials, the bus was traveling northbound when it went off the right side of the road and struck a barrier before swerving left across several lanes of traffic and flipping over. A representative for Cardinal Coach Line confirmed that one of the company’s buses was involved in the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board announced that it has sent a team of investigators to gather information regarding this morning’s deadly bus crash.
For over 65 years, the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner has successfully represented those injured or killed in bus crashes. Please find below a list of representative cases by Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner:
Rita Bus Fire – $88 Million Settlement
Abraham Watkins successfully obtained a settlement against several defendants as a result of a bus fire during the Hurricane Rita evacuation that resulted in 23 fatalities. Several elderly patients from a nursing home in Bellaire, Texas were being transported in a bus when heat generated in the right rear tag axle caused the tire to catch on fire. Smoke from the fire quickly engulfed the cabin of the bus, hindering rescue efforts. After years of litigation, we were able to reach settlements totaling $88 million for the families of the victims of this tragedy.
Victoria Bus Crash – $10.8 Million Settlement
Abraham Watkins successfully obtained a settlement against two defendants as a result of a bus crash in Victoria, Texas. A bus was carrying 46 passengers that were returning to Houston from Monterrey, Mexico when the driver lost control of the bus causing it to overturn and skin down the roadway. The victims suffered severe injuries. After years of litigation, we were able to reach settlements totaling $10.8 million for the victims of this crash.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in this bus crash, contact a bus crash attorney to discuss your potential legal claims. Call 713-396-3964 (toll free 800-594-4884) or e-mail us today for a free consultation.