On Tuesday, May 20 in Los Angeles California, a family decided to file a lawsuit for their son, who was a student killed in a crash between a school bus and a FedEx truck in Northern California. The family alleges in the suit design and performance failures in the bus the students were riding in. The firm in charge of the case also claims the FedEx truck had potential defect.
The student Ismael Jimenez was 18 years old and on the way to Humboldt State University in April for a college tour. Jimenez was one of ten people killed. He was a senior at Inglewood Amino Charter High School. A spokeswoman for FedEx declines to comment on the lawsuit, though she did issue a statement saying, “our heartfelt condolences remain with everyone touched by this tragic accident.
We remain focused on providing support to those affected and cooperating with the authorities as they conduct their investigation. Another family member of a student who died in the crash Rosa Rivera, filed a suit in late-April for her daughter Jennifer Bonilla. The mother claims the FedEx trucks are prone to catching fire and did not have adequate functioning doors.
If you or someone you know is involved with an accident like this one, be sure to employ an attorney who specializes in bus accidents. The process of dealing with a bus company, government entity, or insurance company after a bus accident is entirely different that dealing with an accident with a private passenger vehicle. Be sure to consult with an attorney who is knowledgeable about wrongful deathdue to collision.
Death from bus accidents are common because seat belts are usually not available to passengers in case of collision. Likewise, a private vehicle that is involved with a bus collision can suffer major damage, and it is likely for passengers to be crushed or killed.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a bus accident, the bus company may be liable. Be sure to choose the best bus related accidents and injuries law firm.