Even school buses have accidents in Pensacola!
You see school buses several times a day transporting children to and from locations. Buses, just like any other vehicle, are susceptible to accidents. Stevenson Klotz recognizes that school bus accidents can be complicated for all parties involved. School buses are rarely empty on the road, so there are many victims involved in these accidents. Whether you were riding on the bus or were struck by the bus, we can help. Contact us immediately, so we can discuss your options.
What are some causes of school bus accidents?
School buses and accidents aren’t something that you generally think of. Most of the time you just see these buses driving down the road, so it’s unexpected when there is a collision. Some of the most common injuries that occur with school buses are when children are exiting the bus. There have been many issues where cars don’t stop for buses. In fact, there are currently videos being uploaded on a daily basis of cars speeding around school buses while children are trying to cross the road. Some other factors causing school bus accidents are:
- Negligence of drivers
- Dangerous roadways
- Difficult weather conditions
- Defective equipment
- Poor maintenance
- Poorly trained drivers
These are only a few of the many reasons that there are bus accidents on the road. Our mission is to protect the rights of the victims while holding negligent parties accountable. We will make sure that we build the strongest case possible, to get you the compensation that you need.
What are some injuries we’ve seen with our bus accident cases?
Car accidents are serious, but bus accidents elevate these injuries. Any time that you have a larger vehicle, you have risks of more severe injuries. Some of the worst injuries occur when children are struck by vehicles. Cars that ignore when buses are stopped have a risk of hitting children that are trying to cross the road. Pedestrians have no safety gear and sustain serious injuries when they are hit by vehicles. Below are some of the many injuries that we have seen in our school bus accident cases:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Head injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Internal injuries
- And fatalities
The injuries range from mild to more severe, and each comes with its own set of problems. Injuries have different times of recovery and some injuries can affect you for the rest of your life. It is our job to make sure your settlement reflects the care that you will need to recover and will pay for your damages and losses.
Your settlement will never truly compensate for your injuries.
We understand that a settlement can’t fix every situation, but it can help you in your recovery. It’s important that negligent parties are financially responsible for your injuries and damages. It’s our job to prove who is liable for your accident. There are companies that manufacture parts for school buses, companies that own the buses, the drivers, and even government agencies responsible for buses. With so many parties involved, you need an expert Pensacola injury attorney to decide which path to take.
If you have been injured in a school bus accident contact our offices today to discuss your case. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can get you your settlement.