What Can I Do if My Child Was Hurt on a School Bus?
For Questions About School Bus Accidents and Injuries, Call Us for Help: (925) 275-5592
It can be terrifying to hear that your child has been involved in a school bus accident. When you put them on the bus every morning for school, you put your child’s safety in the hands of the bus driver, the school district, and other drivers on the road.
It could be necessary to your child’s well-being that you contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after a school bus accident occurs, in order to ensure you are protected and well-advised every step of the way.
Get Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook on your side today. Speak with a member of our compassionate, knowledgeable team today by calling (925) 275-5592.
How Do I Know Who Was Responsible for My Child’s School Bus Accident?
There are a number of potential responsible parties in your child’s accident, and most of it depends on the error (or errors) that directly contributed to the accident:
- Bus Driver: The bus driver could have been distracted, drowsy, eating while driving, or making other poor decisions while transporting your child.
- School or School District: If the bus driver did not have the appropriate licensure or a history of bad driving, the school district may be liable for negligent hiring practices. (The same goes for instances in which a bus driver was not properly trained.) Your child’s particular school could also be responsible if the school bus accident took place on school property and the negligence of school staff played any role in the accident.
- School Bus Manufacturer: There is also the possibility that a manufacturer could be responsible for your child’s accident, especially if the accident occurred in part due to broken or faulty parts.
- Other Drivers: Just like in other car accidents, any driver could be sued if their careless driving interfered with the bus driver’s ability to safely transport your child.
Common School Bus Injuries
Studies show that riding a school bus is generally the safest means of travelling to and from school. However, when it goes wrong, it can go very wrong. Children involved in school bus accidents often experience varying degrees of physical harm, ranging from minor cuts and bruises to serious, traumatic injuries.
If your child has been in an accident or been hurt on a school bus, they could experience any of the following:
- Broken bones
- Multiple fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Damage to organs
- Penetrative wounds
- Spinal cord injuries
Such damage could change the course of your child’s life and leave you to pick up the pieces, as well as absorb the mammoth costs of such injuries without any help. That’s where we come in.
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Having an experienced legal professional on your side makes a world of difference in emotionally trying, time-sensitive, high-cost cases. With our seasoned personal injury lawyers on your side, you can be sure you will never miss an important deadline, never be looked over, and never be taken advantage of by insurance companies or the parties who were at fault.
At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, it is our goal to bring justice for you and for your child by forcing the responsible parties to account for their mistakes. We are also here to make sure your child receives the compensation they deserve for the accident, including medical expenses, future care, and pain and suffering.
We have faithfully served our neighbors and friends in the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly 40 years.
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