School Bus Accidents
Yellow school buses are American symbols of childhood and innocence, but there is a dark side to this method of transportation. There are approximately 450,000 school buses transporting 23.5 million elementary and secondary school children to and from school each day in the United States, often without restraint systems or seatbelts. Tragically, 12,000 of those children are injured each year in school bus accidents. Although many of these injuries are minor, some are catastrophic and as many as 11 children a year die as a result of a school bus accident.
If you or your child has been injured in a school bus accident, you may be able to file a claim against the bus company or the owner of the bus to receive compensation for your suffering. These losses may include everything from medical expenses to pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Protecting your children is one of the most important jobs in the world, and it should always be treated as such. There’s no excuse for continued safety infractions and preventable school bus accidents – ever. Find an accident lawyer in your area by simply filling out the free case review form today.