School Bus Injuries Can Be the Result of Negligence

January 17, 2017 | Car Accidents

Parents who send their children to school on a bus every day put an incredible amount of trust in the people responsible for its operation, and, thankfully, the vast majority of school bus trips occur without incident. Unfortunately, in some cases, the negligence of other people can result in serious accidents that can leave people injured. 

When an accident is caused by negligence, victims are legally entitled to recover for their losses, including their medical expenses, lost income, loss of quality of life, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. Some of the more common examples of negligence that can result in a serious school bus accident include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield
  • Running stop signs
  • Following too closely
  • Improper vehicle maintenance
  • Negligent hiring
  • Impaired driving
  • Improper lane usage
  • Distracted driving
  • Failing to signal

There are a number of parties that could be responsible for a serious school bus accident, including the bus driver, the driver of another vehicle, the school district responsible for its operation, or the manufacturer of one of the vehicles involved in the accident. When you meet with an attorney, he or she will thoroughly evaluate the way in which the accident occurred and determine which party or parties could potentially be held liable.

It is important to be aware that claims against public school districts are subject to extremely short time limits to file, so it is critical for victims to retain legal representation as soon as possible after an accident has occurred. Failure to do so may result in a forfeiture of your right to recover compensation.

Contact an Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney Today

At the Fountain Law Firm, P.C., we have successfully helped many accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries and related losses. To make sure that you receive all of the compensation to which you are entitled, it is important to have an experienced personal injury attorney handling your case. Attorney Merry Fountain can help you today by meeting in her office or by meeting in your home.  Call Merry Fountain anytime at 1-888-242-HURT (4878) for a free consultation.