What Can I Do If My Child Was Seriously Hurt In A Bus Accident?
As a parent, you should be able to trust that a school bus will transport your children safely to and from school every day. After all, school bus drivers go through extensive training and vetting to ensure that they’re capable drivers. Yet, sadly, accidents still happen on New York roads every year. And if your child sustains a serious injury in a bus accident, they deserve full compensation for the pain and suffering they endured.
At Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, we have advocated for injured children and students for over 50 years. Families can feel confident when we take on their case, because we handle every claim as if it was our own. We have successfully managed many motor vehicle accident claims and injury claims involving school districts. The combination of this experience is indispensable when pursuing justice for your child’s injuries.
What Should I Do After An Accident?
After any kind of auto accident, you should immediately seek medical attention for your child. Children could face serious injuries in bus accidents, especially with the lack of seat belts.
However, even if your child is not visibly injured, it is important to bring them to a medical professional. Injuries such as traumatic brain injuries or internal organ damage, might not appear immediately after the accident, and it is important to catch such injuries as soon as possible.
Then it is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. School bus accident cases can be complex, but your child deserves compensation for their pain, suffering and all medical expenses.
Suing Negligent Drivers And School Districts
Just like with any motor vehicle accident, there could be various causes for a school bus accident, including:
- School bus driver’s negligence
- Untrained bus drivers
- Drivers under the influence of alcohol
- Another driver’s negligence
- Poor manufacturing or maintenance
Regardless of the accident’s cause, we can help determine who the negligent parties are, and fight to hold them responsible.
Unlike other motor vehicle accident cases, bus accidents often involve the same restrictions you can run into when suing a public school for your child’s injuries. You can rely on the extensive experience of the attorneys at Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick to guide you through every step of your case and obtain the best possible results.
Do Not Wait – Contact Us Today
Your child should not have to suffer because of another’s negligence. Contact our firm online or call 866-502-9091 to arrange a free case evaluation with an experienced attorney at our New York City office.
For your convenience, we can visit you in your home or the hospital for your consultation. And you will pay no legal fees unless we win a favorable settlement for you. Let us help you pursue the justice you deserve.