When our children board the school bus, we put our trust into the hands of others. Sometimes that trust is broken and our children are the victims. School bus related accidents occur on a much too frequent basis. There are over 500,000 school buses on the road all over the nation, and statistics show that there are at least 19 deaths a year because of school bus accidents. Unfortunately, seat belts are still not lawfully required. The emotional distress that parents experience when a child is injured can be devastating. Schools have a duty to care for the safety of our children and need to be held accountable when they don’t.
The most likely question you have is who is liable for your child’s injury?
Determining who is liable depends on the type of accident and the facts surrounding it. Types of school bus accidents include:
- Driver negligence
- Collisions with other vehicles or objects
- Falls occurring on the bus or the steps of the bus
- Children struck by the bus
- Bus equipment defects
Possible liable parties include:
- The bus driver
- Drivers of other vehicles involved
- The School District
- The manufacturer of the bus
A skilled accident attorney can help you get the answers you need and hold those responsible for the harm accountable. The personal injury attorneys at Fisher Stark, P.A. have experience with school bus accident cases and can help you get fair compensation for your child’s injuries. If your child has been injured in a school bus related accidents call us today at 828.505.4300.