School bus accidents often lead to traumatic injuries due to the limited safety measures on a bus and the vulnerable physical state of children and young adults. To fully pay for a child’s recovery and any related health needs in the future, you will need to navigate through a complex system of liability to obtain compensation not only from the bus driver, but also from the school district or bus company that employed the driver.
School Bus Fatalities
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an average of 139 people die in school transportation-related crashes every year. More than 70 percent of the accidents that killed school-age pedestrians involved children being struck by school buses or other vehicles functioning as school buses.
Oakland personal injury attorneys at Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, recognize that during this difficult time in your life you need to focus more time on helping your child heal and less time on finding your way through complicated legal processes. We help you accomplish this by taking care of all aspects of your case so that you can focus on what matters most: your child’s health.
Although most school bus accidents involve injuries to children, many adults are injured in school bus accidents every year. If you were injured as a passenger, motorist or pedestrian in an accident involving a school bus, our powerful team of trial attorneys is prepared to help you.
For a free consultation, call us at (510) 433-1000 today.
Causes Of School Bus Accidents
We use our decades of experience and time-tested approach to litigation to help you maximize the compensation you receive and hold those liable for your injuries or your child’s injuries accountable. Our history of success shows that our methods get results; we have obtained more than $200 million for clients in cases throughout California.
Our Oakland school bus accidents lawyers have the ability to assist in all bus accident cases, including those caused by:
- Inattentive bus drivers
- Inadequate safety measures
- Sudden driving maneuvers (braking, sharp turns) that cause children to fall out of their seats
- Unsafe situations where children are boarding or exiting a bus
- Defective bus equipment
- Negligent motorists who ignore laws related to bus safety, such as failing to stop for a stop sign arm on a bus
Our decades of experience allow us to serve as effective advocates in cases involving these and all other causes of bus accidents. No matter the cause of your bus accident injuries, we can help.
Get Help, Contact Our Lawyers
When you or your child needs the assistance of a law firm with a long history of success in bus accident cases, contact Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, for a free consultation. Contact us online or by calling (510) 433-1000.