The latest data shows that the leading causes of school bus accidents are;
- Poor Weather
- Incompetence of the Driver
- Buses Lacking Safety Protective Devices (like seatbelts or fire extinguishers)
What to Do When You Are In a School Bus Accident
School bus accidents are foreseeable hence the need to have protective devices and practice safety. However, when it happens, it becomes the case of getting facts, on what happened and then healing injuries while taking care of medical bills. Getting compensation is not an easy process especially when dealing with death, disability or when the cause of the accident is not determined. Driver negligence is not always conclusive, making it hard for the school to warrant compensation. Insurance companies and labor unions may even delay the launch of investigations and drag out court litigation.
School bus accidents can be traumatic, especially for small children. Victims can suffer from long term effects beyond physical ailments, such as anxiety, nightmares and even depression. The added financial burden on parents who have to pay costly medical bills puts added stress on a family. With representation from capable school bus accident lawyers, pain and suffering compensation and reimbursement for damages is attainable. In the case of wrongful death because of recklessness, mechanical defects, or failure to place seatbelts, parents have the right to seek justice in a court of law.
Damages and Compensation
At Ginsburg & Associates, we regularly represent individuals who suffer serious injuries, such as brain injury, paralysis, shoulder dislocation, or wrongful death, in all kinds of bus and truck accidents involving single or multiple vehicles. Pursuing civil court remedies for these accidents is often complicated by the involvement of multiple owners, multiple insurance carriers, and complex rules designed to discourage private lawsuits against municipalities. We work with our school bus accident experts to quickly and thoroughly evaluate the cause of the accident and determine fault.
If you or a loved one has suffered a loss resulting from a school bus, or other chartered transportation contact Ginsburg & Associates. Our school bus accident lawyers will aggressively pursue all possible remedies and compensation available through civil courts.
To contact us call 215-564-4400 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a potential school bus accident case for us to look at now, complete our Case Information Form.