New York School Bus Accident Lawyer
School Bus Accident Statistics
Each year, school bus accidents claim a number of lives of our children. Many more are seriously injured.
As New York School bus accident lawyers, we work tenaciously in seeking to recover full compensation for the children injured and the parents and families who have lost a loved one. We fight to seek compensation from all of those who may have responsibility, which often includes other car and truck drivers, and school districts who may be liable for negligent hiring of school bus drivers or from using school buses that may be defective in some manner, and municipalities if the accident was caused by items such as defective traffic signals or roadway design or maintenance issues.
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Why Did the School Bus Accident Happen?
In school bus accidents, there are often multiple parties at fault. In many cases, the accident may have been caused by one or more other drivers and their negligent driving behavior. Other parties, such as municipalities, may also bear liability if they were negligent in some aspect, such as malfunctioning traffic control devices.
School bus drivers may also be liable if they were driving negligently. If the school bus driver had a serious record of driving infractions or other behavioral issues (such as alcoholism, drug abuse, or anger management), the school district employing the driver may also be at fault for negligent hiring if the driver’s actions contributed to the accident.
When a school bus accident occurs, it is important that experienced school bus accident lawyers be contacted as soon as possible so that the rights of injury victims can be protected, evidence can be preserved, and an accident scene investigation can take place as soon as possible.
We are experienced in representing clients in vehicle accident cases. If your child has been injured in a school bus accident, we can meet with you at your convenience to learn about the facts and circumstances of the accident and the injuries sustained. There is no cost or obligation for this meeting. As we typically represent clients in injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, unless otherwise agreed, there will be no fee to us unless and until we recover compensation for you.