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Weekend Warriors Traveling on a Tour Bus

Traveling on a tour bus with a large group of like minded people can be a enjoyable experience. You are free to enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie of your fellow travelers. When someone boards a charter or tour bus, they assume the driver is properly trained, has the required credentials, and the skill to safely operate a bus.

You expect to be safely transported from one location to another. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and because of the large number of passengers it is likely that there will be many injuries of varying severity.

Buses carry many passengers, travel at high speeds, and share the highways with a diverse mix of traffic. Federal and state guidelines require bus companies to provide a higher level of safety for passengers than other types of vehicles. If the bus isn’t properly maintained and drivers properly licensed and trained, bus companies can be held liable for passengers’ injuries after a crash.

When working in the service of our country, National Guardsmen, fondly called weekend warriors, must often travel to distant outposts to perform their duty.

On just such a journey, twenty people were hurt, one critically, when a bus carrying North Carolina National Guard soldiers overturned north of Charlotte.

The crash occurred in Mooresville, which is about 25 miles north of Charlotte. A Mooresville city spokeswoman said 11 people were taken to a local hospital. One person was listed in critical condition.

All manner of injuries occur as a result of bus accidents such as this one. A thorough investigation of the accident by the agencies at the scene must be complete and detailed in order to determine the cause of the accident. When an injuries has occurred, this investigation becomes all the more critical.

Aerial coverage by local television stations showed one person being strapped onto a stretcher. The coverage also showed soldiers standing next to the overturned bus, unloading duffel bags. Another view captured a woman carrying a small child running up to a soldier and giving the soldier a hug.

This bus was operated by a local tour company. A company spokesman says the bus was one of two carrying soldiers from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to the National Guard Armory in Salisbury.

Another company spokesman said the wreck is being investigated and company officials are at the scene.

Being involved in a bus accident has many and varied consequences. You’ll need the services of a Personal Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles. Please contact us at (323) 947-2224 or visit the Personal Injury section on our website at the DAG Law Firm. Call today and we will connect you with Daniel A. Gibalevich, an experienced, aggressive, affordable Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles. After you have spoken with our Los Angeles Personal Injury Law attorney, we can schedule you a free face to face appointment to discuss your circumstances. If you have questions or are considering any aspect of Personal Injury Law, we can help! Call us now at (323) 947-2224. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your bus accident case.

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