School Bus Accidents
Back to school is right around the corner. As parents, you entrust your child’s school bus driver/school district with their safety to and from school. As a parent, getting a phone call saying there was an accident involving a school bus your child was riding on and they were injured is a nightmare coming true. Since school buses are not required to have seatbelts, your child could be at risk for greater injury if a school bus is involved in an accident.
When it comes to accidents involving a school bus, there are a few different scenarios. There are accidents caused by other drivers and accidents caused by the school bus driver. Your child may be entitled to compensation for each scenario.
School Bus Accidents Caused By The Driver
When there is a school bus accident caused by the driver of the bus being distracted or not paying close enough attention, you as a parent may be able to recover compensation from the school district since they should be covered by their insurance policy. You will probably need a personal injury lawyer to help you navigate through this process as a school district is considered a government entity making it a long and challenging process. In addition, there are usually multiple claims by many parents being asserted.
School Bus Accidents Caused By Other Drivers
If your child was injured in a school bus accident by another vehicle, you also may be entitled to recover some compensation from the at-fault parties insurance company. You may need to have your child’s medical expenses covered and possibly compensation for your child’s pain and suffering.
With an experienced personal injury lawyer like Charles V. Contrada, he will help you:
- Investigate and gather evidence
- Put together medical bills, photographs, witness statements, copies of insurance policies, the accident report, etc to support your claim
- Negotiate a settlement
- File a lawsuit and try the case if necessary
- Prepare a minor settlement in probate court if necessary
If you or your child has been injured in a school bus accident, contacting a personal injury attorney as soon as possible will make the claims process much easier. Attorney Charles V. Contrada will explain your legal options, guide you through the process.
To speak to attorney Charles V. Contrada about a car accident in Ohio or Michigan, call 419.841.4400. Charles has helped thousands of individuals with car accident claims and will explain the legal options that are available to you. Call Contrada & Associates for comprehensive legal guidance that will help you to receive the most favorable outcome.