January 31, 2009: A tragic accident near Hoover Dam killed seven people, while nine others suffered major injuries when a bus overturned carrying Chinese tourists The accident occurred approximately twenty seven miles south of Hoover Damon Friday afternoon.
Some of the victims were jettisoned from the bus during the accident, six of which were pronounced dead on the scene. Another passenger died hours later at the University Medical Center. The bus was on a tour of the Grand Canyon, with the bus accident occurring around 3:00 p.m, having left Las Vegas at around 7:00 a.m,..
The cause of the bus accident has yet to be determined according to Arizona Department of Public Safety officials. The bus and sixteen passengers overturned the bus along U.S. Highway 93 when it swerved to the right, overcorrected and then crossed the median onto ongoing vehicles.
The Law Offices of Benson & Bingham has handled numerous bus and other vehicle accident litigations, including wrongful death litigation for family members of the victims of the accidents. Understanding how to gauge the economic compensation for a wrongful death act is extremely difficult, yet of incredible importance since victims often have family members dependent on their deceased love ones.
If you or a family member has been victimized by such a tragic event, contact the Law Offices of Benson & Bingham to ensure your case is handled by professional wrongful death attorneys.