When you send your children off on the school bus each day, you never expect for an accident to occur. Unfortunately, school bus accidents are a reality, and can endanger the life of your child. Devastating injuries and even fatalities may occur as a result of a school bus accident.
No family should ever be forced to deal with these tragedies. If your child has suffered from a school bus accident, our auto accident lawyers can help you get the justice you deserve.
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What Causes School Bus Accidents?
School bus accidents can occur in a number of ways. Nearly 75 percent of school bus accident injuries and deaths are caused when a child is hit by another vehicle as they are boarding or getting off the bus. Pedestrian accidents can also occur, when children are struck by a vehicle as they wait at their bus stop.
A school bus accident may also be caused by a negligent driver or as a result of poor oversight by the school system or transportation company. Too often, children are left on buses or are dropped off at the wrong location, which can have disastrous consequences. School systems can put students in harms way by failing to hire safe bus drivers or failing to properly train drivers. Transportation companies, which manage a school systems bus fleet, can contribute to school bus accidents by failing to conduct inspections or perform school bus maintenance.
Injuries From School Bus Accidents
School bus accident injuries can have a long-term impact on children and their families. Injuries including broken bones, head injuries, joint injuries and more can be complicated because the child is growing. Extensive medical care may be required, at great expense to your family.
You may be able to file a lawsuit to recover financial compensation for your child’s injury. A personal injury lawyer will work with you to protect your child and your family. Your attorney will investigate the accident that occurred in order to determine who was responsible, and review the medical records of your child to gather information supporting your claim.
Contact A Cincinnati School Bus Accident Attorney
If your child suffered injuries from a school bus accident, we urge to you seek help from a personal injury attorney. The lawyers at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy are standing by, ready to evaluate your case.