Bus collides with a tractor-trailer in Carlin which left 2 dead and 12 injured, the local bus was carrying 21 passengers. The driver of the bus died on the spot. All the passengers were taken to a nearby hospital where one passed away due to severe injuries and about five are said to be in critical condition.
All the passengers worked for a local mining company. There isn’t much information on the tractor-trailer yet. The bus belonged to Nevada Gold Mines which operates eight mines and several processing facilities. It’s a joint venture between Newmont Gold Corporation and Barrick Gold Corporation.
The accident happened when the larger vehicle crossed over the centerline on State Route 766. The semi-truck was carrying ore. No further details are available yet; however, the authorities are said to be investigating the cause of the crash.
Road accidents are surprisingly common in Nevada. While there is no way to cover the loss of lives, the law protects victims and their families in case of such accidents.
In this scenario, those injured may have a right to file a lawsuit. However, they will have to find evidence and answer these questions:
- Who was at fault?
- Was the driver drunk, sleepy, speeding, etc?
The victims may have the option to file a lawsuit against the driver or the owner of the truck who hired the driver to work for them.
A lawsuit may not be enough to decrease the pain of losing your loved ones, but it can help pay bills including funeral costs, medical bills, etc. Plus, they may also cover punitive damages.
If you or someone close to you has been involved in a road accident then it’s important that you talk to a local auto accident lawyer about your available options.