Whenever there’s a bus accident, you are your first priority. If you’re seriously injured, you’ll need immediate medical attention. If you’re not injured, it’s important to help those who are. Those who receive immediate medical care greatly increase their chances of survival, and decrease the likelihood of any permanent damages.
Once a victim is treated by a medical professional, we recommend contacting an experienced bus accident attorney at The Barnes Firm as soon as possible.
More than 23 million children in the U.S. take a bus to school every day. Statistically, these are some of the safest vehicles on the road, but a school bus accident can happen at any time — and there are dozens of accidents involving school buses each year. Most commonly, these involve children outside a school bus, where a child’s backpack or jacket can get snagged in the school bus doors as the bus drives away.
Other cases involve motorists who fail to stop when school bus lights are flashing. This is not only illegal but it’s very dangerous, and many children are hit by oncoming cars passing a stopped school bus.
These bus accidents can be traumatizing, not only for the child, but for parents as well. The good news is, all of these school bus accidents can be prevented by following local laws and by practicing these safety tips:
There are rules and regulations that are specific to bus companies and government transit lines.
An experienced bus accident lawyer can help determine how these laws could apply to your case. To make sure your rights are being protected, contact a bus accident attorney at The Barnes Firm now, or call us any time — day or night.
If your child has been involved in any kind of school bus accident, it is important to make sure your family’s rights are protected. Contact an experienced bus accident attorney at The Barnes Firm, or give us a call for a FREE case evaluation.