A bus company, whether a school bus or motor coach, has a duty to use the highest degree of care to make sure its passengers are safe. Sadly, this does not always occur. Bus companies sometimes do not conduct the basic driving and background checks to ensure the experience and safety record of a driver they hire. And then, unsafe drivers transport people and little children, placing them in danger. Other safety issues include:
Bus accidents and injuries result in 17,000 emergency room visits and an average of 20 deaths annually. Accidents occur often when children are loading or unloading, and the bus driver or other car drivers do not pay attention to the location of the children. And only a handful of states require that new school buses have seat belts.
If you or your child were injured while on a bus, call the personal injury lawyers at the Paige Donnelly law firm as soon as possible. You need an advocate who will stand up for your legal rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. When you contact us, we will promptly respond to your questions and are willing to visit you at the hospital or in your home.
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