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What to do after a School Bus Accident

Jul 17, 2016 | Bus Accidents, Personal Injury

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1,236 fatal school transportation-related crashes occurred from the year 2001 to 2010. During this period, 1,368 people died in this type of crash, which is an annual average of 137 deaths.

Has your child suffered an injury in a school bus accident? Contact a NY personal injury lawyer now!

Has your child suffered an injury in a school bus accident? Contact a NY personal injury lawyer now! There is none better than RMFW Law!

The NHTSA also reported that an average of 18 school-age children each year in school transportation-related accidents. An average of 6 children are occupants of school vehicles while the remaining 12 are generally pedestrians who are grievously injured and even killed due to school transportation vehicles or other vehicles that are involved in the crash.

Important Steps to Take After a School Bus Accident

When you drop your child to the school bus, the last thing that comes to mind is an accident. Although accidents that involve school buses are rare, they can be catastrophic when they do take place. Victims of school bus accidents usually include the young passengers of the bus as well as the driver, pedestrians, drivers of other vehicles, bicyclists, etc. There are important steps that you can take to protect their rights if your child was involved in a school bus accident.

  • Needless to say, the first step you should take is to make sure that your child receives medical attention immediately. You should do this even if it seems like the injuries are minor. The symptoms of certain injuries can take a couple of days to surface.
  • You should also make sure that you document every injury that your child sustains. This includes taking photos and videos of every mark and scar that resulted from the school bus accident.
  • Make sure that you keep and maintain all relevant documents and records from the treating physicians as well as the hospital. These will be helpful when you make a claim to receive compensation for your child’s injuries and other damages.
  • You should also gather information of other drivers, victims and witnesses immediately after the accident. Take down the names, addresses and phone numbers of people who were at the scene at the time of the accident.
  • The next step is to contact a lawyer experienced in handling school bus accident cases. You should do this as soon as possible. When you have an experienced lawyer on your side, you can focus on taking care of your injured child’s needs.

Individual situations can differ so you will need to take to your attorney about to handle your case and how you should go about pursuing legal action against the negligent party. This will ensure that you have a successful case and you get the compensation your child deserves for injuries.

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If your child has been injured in a school bus accident caused by negligence, you should seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212 697 9280. You can discuss the best step to take to obtain the maximum compensation for your child’s injuries during this free meeting. This consultation will cost you nothing.

If your case is viable, we will let you know. We know how to win complicated and simple cases alike. We take every case serious, nothing is taken for granted. We are not paid until you are paid. Give us a call today!