A catastrophic tour bus crash in Sherman, Texas in 2008—about 60 miles north of Dallas—left 17 passengers dead and another 38 injured. The right front tire on the charter bus carrying 55 passengers came apart, and the bus skidded off a bridge on Highway 17 and overturned. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the bus crash was one of the worst recorded in U.S. history. Rob Ammons of The Ammons Law Firm represented 21 victims and their families who were affected by this devastating crash.
The passengers were part of Houston’s Vietnamese Catholic community and were traveling to an annual religious festival in Carthage, Missouri. Investigation revealed that the charter bus company, Iguala BusMex based in Houston, did not have the authority to operate at the time of the crash.
This catastrophic crash happened because the retreaded front tire on the front right axle failed. It was illegal for a retreaded tire to even be in that position. And the conduct of several different companies combined together to ultimately result in this crash. Rob Ammons and his team located every possible defendant whose actions contributed to this terrible tragedy, including the tour bus operator, tour bus owner, tour bus driver, bus manufacturer, seat manufacturer, tire retreading company, and a local inspection center.
Rob Ammons and his firm successfully obtained settlements for their clients.