School Bus Accidents Injury Lawyer
Many parents trust the safety of a school bus to transport their children to and from school. Statistically, school buses are the safest way for kids to make the trip to school every day. Fewer injury accidents occur with school buses than most types of vehicle accidents, but that does not mean that mistakes are not made. If your child is injured in a school bus accident, the school and driver may be liable for injuries.
Considering the cargo that school buses carry, it is expected the utmost caution is used by school districts to choose experienced drivers and maintain their vehicles. School bus drivers should be properly vetted to ensure they do not have any driving violations before they are hired, as well as monitoring their driving record during employment. Buses should receive needed maintenance to ensure they are safe. These preventive measures are critical in preventing school bus accidents and protecting the safety of our children.
Investigating School Bus Accidents
When a school bus injury accident occurs, there are many factors that must be investigated. It is critical to know whether the accident could have been prevented and if there are safety issues that could jeopardize future school bus trips. To determine whether negligence was involved, factors that should be looked at include:
- Was the driver intoxicated or under the influence of drugs?
- Was the bus going too fast?
- Did malfunctioning brakes or other mechanical issues impact the accident?
- Did defective bus components cause the accident?
- Failure to follow road regulations
If your child is injured in a school bus accident, it is possible that the school district may be liable for the accident. Contact our team at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law to discuss your child’s injury accident. We can advise you on your legal options. If we handle your case, we will thoroughly investigate the accident and seek maximum restitution for your child’s injury.