What You Need to Know About School Bus Wrecks

While relatively uncommon, school bus wrecks do happen. If you have a child who goes to school by bus, it can be helpful to know the basic facts about school bus accidents, who is liable, and what to do in the event of one. This can help put your mind at ease if your child is involved in a school bus crash. 

If your child is injured in a bus crash in Upstate New York, Central New York, or the Southern Tier, contact the Syracuse child injury lawyers at Catalano Law immediately. Our attorneys can help determine what legal steps you can take to obtain compensation for your child’s injuries during this difficult time.

Leading Causes of School Bus Wrecks

According to the National Safety Council, 109 people were killed across the United States in school bus-related crashes in 2019. From 2010 to 2019, 6% of school bus-related deaths were school bus passengers, while 69% of deaths were occupants of other vehicles. However, of those injured in school bus crashes in the same period, 34% were passengers. The following are some of the common causes of school bus wrecks:

Who Can Be Held Liable in a School Bus Wreck?

Talking With Your Children

Talking calmly with your child beforehand about what to do if they are ever involved in a bus crash can go a long way to alleviate any fears and keep them calm in the event of a collision.

The first thing they should do is remain calm until they can be helped out of the bus by first responders. Then, make sure they know how to contact you at home or work any time through an emergency number where you’re always available. Tell them to call you immediately after a crash, so they know you’re on your way.

No Payments Unless We Win

Catalano Law has assisted victims of motor vehicle accidents for many years, and we know just how taxing the after-effects of such accidents can be, especially an accident involving your child. In a school bus wreck involving your child, the personal emotional toll is indescribable. Nobody should be made to cope with this while handling a legal case. 

This is the reason we only work on a contingency fee. You should not face even more burdens during such a time of suffering and ensuring medical care for your child. We try to ease your circumstances by demanding no fee or requiring any expenses on your behalf unless we obtain the settlement you deserve. In other words, we only charge if we win a full financial recovery for you.

Contact Us Today for a Free Case Evaluation

The experienced motor vehicle accident attorneys at Catalano Law can evaluate the circumstances of the accident and build the best case for you to make a claim commensurate with you and your child’s suffering.

Get in touch with Catalano Law to evaluate your legal options. The no-obligation consultation comes at no cost, and it can help put your mind more at ease during a difficult time.

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