Parents may pursue personal injury claims after deadly bus wreck

A terrifying school bus accident left one student dead and many others seriously injured. What caused the accident is still not entirely clear, and Texas authorities are still investigating. However, victims and their families do not have to wait until the conclusion of a criminal investigation to pursue compensation through personal injury claims. 

The bus was transporting 42 students home after school when for some reason it rolled into a ditch. It struck a power line as it rolled over, which sparked a fire that engulfed the bus. Emergency responders were able to transport 38 of those students back to their school, where they were treated for minor injuries in a make-shift triage that the nurse set up in the library.  Six people -- three students and three responding police officers -- had to be transported to area hospitals for serious injuries. 

Tragically, one student did not survive the fiery wreck. Despite the best efforts of emergency responders and even reported attempts from fellow students, one of the middle school students died while still at the scene of the wreck. The exact nature of the fatal injuries was not released, and the student's identity was also withheld.  

Personal injury lawsuits are often essential for victims injured in motor vehicle accidents, as compensation from successful claims can be applied to medical bills, lost wages and more. However, these claims do not apply when a victim does not survive an accident. In such instances, surviving family members in Texas can pursue justice and compensation on behalf of their lost loved one through the careful actions of a wrongful death claim. 

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