Has Your Child Been Injured in a School Bus Accident?
Some 450,000 buses transport children to and from school every day in the U.S. The last thing the parents who meet those buses every day ever want to think about is that their children’s safety could be at serious risk. Unfortunately, the risk to a child’s safety while riding a school bus is all too real.
A school bus accident can change the life of a child—and their entire family—in an instant.
Know the Facts
According to recent statistics, there have been 1,353 fatalities related to school bus accidents since 2003. That equals an average of 135 fatalities per year. Between 2003 and 2012, 70% of those fatalities were school-aged children hit by school buses—or by other vehicles functioning as school buses at the time.
The remaining 30% were struck by other passenger vehicles while riding onboard school buses. Some of the factors that can lead to these preventable accidents include:
- Driver Negligence
- Inattentive Drivers
- Dangerous Roadways
- Hazardous Weather
- Improper Maintenance
- Equipment Defects
Know the Risks
One of the greatest safety risks children faces while riding the school bus is the sheer size of the bus itself. Bus rollovers, crashes involving other vehicles, and collisions with stationary objects put children at risk of serious physical injury or death every day.
While school buses typically travel at low speeds, the great size and weight of the bus increase the risk of serious injuries, including:
|· Serious Head Trauma||· Partial or Total Paralysis|
|· Traumatic Brain Injuries||· Severe Burn Injuries|
|· Broken or Fractured Bones||· Cuts and Abrasions|
|· Spinal Cord Injuries||· Internal Injuries|
Let Us Stand Up for You
If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle collision involving a school bus, you’re sure to have questions. If you feel your injuries could have been prevented, trust the Yost Legal Group to help you find answers. At the Yost Legal Group, our experienced, passionate attorneys possess the confidence and determination to advocate for your rights.
Call the Yost Legal Group at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-867-8529) for your free initial consultation. We’re here to listen—and help you find justice.
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