On March 13, 2018, a bus carrying Channelview High School band students plummeted 50-feet down a ravine near Mobile, Alabama. The bus-transporting forty-six people-was coming home to Houston after a high school band trip to Disney World. The catastrophe left one dead, one in critical condition, and another five individuals with serious injuries. The location of the bus in the ravine made rescue efforts difficult, and it took authorities three hours to get everyone out. Helicopters and ambulances took the injured to three hospitals in Mobile and Pensacola. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Accidents of this kind usually do not happen without some kind of negligence. Whether it was a condition affecting the driver, or some kind of mechanical issue, it is important that all the underlying factors be examined to determine exactly what happened. According to safety records, this particular bus company has been involved in four crashes in the last two years.
Situations like these demand justice. Anyone whose negligent acts may have led to this tragedy must be held accountable. It is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these types of cases. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 800-594-4884 for your free consultation.