School bus accidents are tragic. If your child has been injured, we would first like to extend our deepest sympathies. No family should have to go through such a traumatic experience, which is why the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum are here to help. We will make sure your child is compensated for their injuries, receives all necessary medical treatment, and make sure the at-fault party is brought to justice. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
School Bus Accidents | Compensation
If you’re here, there’s a good chance that you have a son, a daughter, a grandson or granddaughter who was on a bus, on their way to school and it was involved in an accident. Assuming we’re talking about a school bus, the question often comes up, do I have a case against the school? The answer is potentially, yes, you do. You also have a case against the bus company because typically what happens is the school will enter into a contract, or the municipality will enter into a contract, with a bus company to ensure the safe transportation of students to the school.
There are some claim issues you have to be aware of. If it’s a municipality, you have to file what’s called a notice of claim. Typically, that has to be done within 90 days, but it really depends on the municipality. It’s very important that you hire competent council who can guide you through that process and make sure that the notice of claim, and whatever other documents that have to be filed, are filed timely.
School Bus Accidents | Causes
Bus operators must take care to protect passengers and other motorists on the road. Failure to adhere to traffic requirements, follow regular maintenance, and adhere to other safety codes can put others in harm’s way. Common causes include:
- Impaired driving
- Reckless driving
- Failure to follow traffic safety laws
- Distracted driving
- Unsafe equipment
- Improper maintenance
Were you or your child badly injured in a crash at school have questions about school bus injury claims? Contact a New York bus accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.