School Bus Accidents: How do they Happen?
Recently, in a review of school bus safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), concluded that school buses are the safest vehicles on the road, safer even than driving your child to school in your car. Unfortunately, accidents can and do still happen, and as a parent, you have the right to take action to protect your child, secure fair and just compensation, and hold the parties responsible accountable for what happened.
While the thought of your child being injured on the way to or from school is unthinkable, it can happen. Some common school bus claims include:
- Children being hit by buses
- Collisions between buses and other vehicles
- Drivers causing accidents while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Children dropped off at the wrong bus stop
- Drivers failing to check for occupants at the end of a bus route
- Failure on the part of transportation companies to properly screen drivers
- Failure to train drivers
- Failure to inspect or maintain buses
- Failure on the part of the school district to protect students from harm
In the event of a catastrophic accident, error in judgment, or intentional act that harms your child, you have the right to take legal action. The goal of this is two-fold: to protect your child and to prevent incidents like these from happening to other children. The most important step you can take is to call an experienced school bus accident attorney to discuss your rights and legal options right away.
How We Can Help
The team at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers have the experience, skill, and resources you need on your side if your child has been hurt in a school bus accident. We are committed to aggressively representing our clients and working tirelessly to get the best outcome possible for your case. We understand that when it comes to your children, there is absolutely no excuse for reckless, careless, or negligent behavior from those who you trusted to care for them, so we’ll fight to make sure that justice is served. Call us at (203) 397-1283 or fill out a contact form to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with an experienced member of our team today.