April 10, 2014: Ten people were killed and more than 30 injured after a FedEx semi-truck crossed the Interstate 5 median in Butte County near Orland, CA and slammed head-on into a charter bus carrying 48 Los Angeles-area students to a college preview weekend at Humboldt State University.
The Law Offices of Halkides, Morgan & Kelley offer prayers and condolences to all the victims and their families involved in this unspeakable tragedy. With so many unanswered questions in regards to how this accident occurred and if the resulting injuries and loss of life could have been prevented with concrete barriers dividing the north and southbound lanes of I-5, we hope to assist those who may need to seek legal counsel with some important words of advice:
- Do not give a statement to anyone other than government authorities.
- Do not sign documents for anyone until you have consulted with an attorney.
- Do get all the medical attention you need, including counseling.
- When you seek counsel make sure the attorney has experience in personal injury matters.
- You may seek advice with an experienced personal injury attorney without obligation of cost or committing to their services.
- Although governmental investigative agencies will need to complete their investigations before a cause of the accident can be determined, you do not need to wait for their official report before you seek the advice of an attorney.
Following these recommendations will leave you and your attorney better-equipped to successfully handle your claim.