School Bus Accident Lawyer Philadelphia Pennsylvania
More than 450,000 school buses transport children to and from school each day in the United States. Children and their parents trust their drivers to travel safely. Yet, according to NHTSA, school bus-related collisions result in severe injuries to 17,000 children each year.
School bus drivers and busing companies are responsible for the safety of their passengers and must do everything to ensure that the school children's well-being is never comprised. From taking training courses to following all traffic laws, school bus drivers and the companies they work for must be extremely careful because one slight mistake could lead to severe, even fatal, crashes.
Only five states in the USA, California, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey and New York, have safety seat belt requirements for school buses. Pennsylvania does not require children aboard a school bus to fasten seat belts. As a result, injuries occur when school buses collide with other cars or when children become injured during the process of getting on and off the bus. School bus crashes can be caused by multiple factors, including:
- Driver negligence
- Dangerous roadways
- Weather conditions
- Defective products
- Improper maintenance
Injuries that happen as a result of a crash are often severe and may require extensive medical treatment. Some of the more common injuries associated with school bus collisions include:
- Head injuries
- Burn injuries
- Spine injuries
- Brain injuries
- Fractured bones
- Cuts and bruising
- Internal injuries
When school bus drivers fail to exercise caution, and other drivers or passengers are injured, the driver and company can be held liable. After a person has been injured in a collision, he/she is legally entitled to seek compensation from the school bus driver or school bus driver's company. An accident victim may seek monetary damages for his/her: medical expenses, injuries, lost wages, lost future income, physical and mental impairment, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Even though no compensation will undo the damages suffered by the victim of a collision, compensation can often pay for better medical treatment and rehabilitative care. The Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys of the Lassen Law Firm will perform a thorough investigation of the factors contributing to the school bus collision to better understand who should be held liable.
The Lassen Law Firm represents clients who have sustained a serious injury from all types of causes, including school bus collisions. Our philosophy is to focus first on serving our clients and allowing them to receive the highest compensation available to them under the law.
Personal Injury Lawyer Pennsylvania
If you or a loved one has been injured in a collision, please call the Lassen Law Firm to receive a free consultation on your legal right to recover money damages for those injuries. At the Lassen Law Firm, our Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers are passionate and deeply committed to seeing justice served for all our clients. During our consultation we will gladly discuss how we can help protect your rights and fight for all the compensation you deserve. Let the Lassen Law Firm serve you.
The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a 29% contingency fee, not the standard 45% like other firms. We serve ALL of Pennsylvania. We can sign you up over the phone and start working on your case today.
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Authored by: Christian Lassen