Four People Killed And Dozens Injured In Bus Accident In Bryce Canyon
The Utah Highway Patrol has confirmed that at least four people have died in an accident on State Route 12 just miles from the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park on September 20th, 2019. The accident, which took place around 11:30 a.m., also injured all 30 of the passengers on board. At least 12 - 15 of those passengers are in critical condition and several were flown to nearby hospitals via helicopter.
Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the crash but did note that the accident caused the bus to slam into a guardrail and flip onto its side.
Police have shut down State Route 12 while they investigate.
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What Rights Do Bus Accident Victims Have After A Collision Causes Serious Injuries?
Attorney contributor Laurence Banville of Banville Law has offered his thoughts on the legal rights of bus accident victims who have sustained a serious injury:
"Bus accidents can be particularly devestating because passengers are not required to wear seatbelts or other safety devices. When a crash occurs, not only do suitcases and other objects become projectiles, but actual passengers do as well. Traumatic brain injuries and spinal injuries are very common, as are injuries to internal organs.
Those who have been hurt in a bus accident typically have the right to take legal action in the form of a civil lawsuit. Although it may take some time to recover full compensation, a lawsuit may provide full compensation for all past and anticipated future medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain, and emotional trauma. This ensures that victims can get the care they need for the rest of their lives.
It's important for bus accident victims to consult with an attorney immediately. If an insurance company asks you to sign any paperwork, be sure that your attorney reviews it prior to signing - you could be signing your rights away.
In addition to bus accident lawsuits, wrongful death lawsuits can also be filed by the loved ones of someone who passed away due to the crash. These lawsuits can help a grieving family stay financially afloat while providing a sense that justice has been served. "
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