HOUSTON SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
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Each school day more than 23 million children board school buses to ride to school in the United States. Parents trust their children will arrive at school and back home safely. While state laws require many elementary school children to ride in booster seats and be strapped into seat belts while traveling in cars, there are no similar requirements for school buses. In fact, most school buses do not have seat belts and children as young as five years old ride unrestrained.
Significant injuries can occur on school buses. Typically, school bus accidents happen in one of two ways. First, a bus can be involved in a collision with another vehicle. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the current design of school buses best protects children in front and rear end accidents. Children are much more vulnerable in side impact crashes.
Second, children can be seriously injured or killed in school bus accidents that do not involve a collision with another vehicle. For example, a child can be hit by another vehicle while getting on or off the bus.
Recovering Damages for School Bus Injuries
If your child has been hurt in a school bus accident, you owe it to your child to pursue damages against the person or company that caused the accident. With the help of a Houston auto accident lawyer, you or your child may be able to receive compensation for your child’s medical bills, rehabilitation costs, nursing care, pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement and impairment. Additionally, you may be able to recover damages if you had to take time from work or your child suffered a disability requiring continued medical care and treatment. If your child was killed, you may be able to recover damages for his or her wrongful death.
If your child has been hurt in a school bus accident, please contact a Houston car accident attorney from Wyly & Cook, PLLC at 713-236-8330 or take a moment to fill out the contact form on this web page. Consultations are free and we will respond with 24 hours.