Looking Out For Your Children
School bus accidents happen every day, it is said that each year more than 17,000 students are injured as a result of an accident related to riding on a school bus enough to go to the hospital to seek treatment. While most of us think of school bus accidents involving a bus full of seated children and another vehicle, often times these accidents can be much more serious and caused while children are getting on or off of the school bus or as a pedestrian crossing the street near their school bus.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has an in depth website specifically for school busses that discusses the safety of school busses, and statistics about the frequency of school bus related accidents in the United States. Surprisingly, school bus seats are designed to a high level of safety when front or rear impact occurs, but that does not mean that your child cannot be injured if they are involved in a school bus accident. If your child is injured, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Some injuries that can occur in a school bus accident are:
- Broken Bones
- Soft Tissue Injury
It’s important that as a parent you review safety tips dealing with school bus transportation and things to be aware of when they are on their way to and home from school. For some quick safety tips check out the National Safety Council’s website for a list of items to review with your children to help keep them safe.
If your child has been injured while on a school bus you and your family may be entitled to receive compensation from the at fault driver for a wide variety of things including, but not limited to:
- Reimbursement Of Medical Bills
- Lost Wages/Parents Time Away From Work For Child’s Medical Appointments
- Physical Pain and Suffering
- Future Medical Expenese
- Mental Anguish
- Travel Expenses
While we cannot prevent negligent drivers from causing an accident involving your child and their school bus, we can provide you the legal representation necessary to help you and your child recover from this traumatic experience. If your child has been injured as a result of a school bus related accident, call Campbell & Associates today, we can help. With over 20 years of legal experience handling auto accidents in the Charlotte metropolitan area and offices in Charlotte, Hickory, Gastonia and Rock Hill, SC we are just a phone call or short drive away.