Hialeah School Bus Accident
School bus operators and those who maintain or own school buses have a special duty of care in protecting the children who use school buses. Under Florida law, children have a special status and the legal system recognizes that children require extra protection. School bus drivers are subject to stricter rules than drivers of other vehicles and are expected to adhere to all relevant rules and regulations to keep their passengers safe. When school bus drivers, schools, and school boards are negligent in providing a safe transportation for students, families may have a legal claim that allows them to seek compensation. If a child is injured in a school bus collision in Hialeah or otherwise injured in the community or any community in Florida when using a school bus, the child’s family may have legal protections and rights under Florida law.
If your child has been injured in a school bus accident, get legal advice before you make any decisions about your case. You can always reach Flaxman Law Group online or by calling 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) for immediate and compassionate legal advice. Our full-service law firm has attorneys with more than 60 years of combined experience. If you need legal advice, keep in mind that your initial consultation comes with no obligation and no cost, so you risk nothing in contacting our law offices.What Should You Do If Your Child Has Been A School Bus Collision?
If your child has been injured on board a school bus or in a school bus crash, your first priority is to get medical attention. Even if you're not sure that your child has been injured, it is important to get an immediate medical evaluation to ensure that a head injury or other serious injury has not occurred. Even if your child seems fine, symptoms can appear gradually or over number of hours or days. To get prompt and possibly life-saving treatment, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis right away.
Once your child has received medical attention, is important to start asking questions and documenting information. Gather as much information as you can about what has happened. This may mean speaking with your doctor about the extent of your child's injuries or it can mean speaking with a personal injury attorney in Hialeah or your community in order to investigate the accident. The more information you have, the easier it will be to build a strong case that can protect you and your child.
In addition to documentation, you will want to get legal advice immediately. The school board, school bus operator, and others may step in immediately in order to try to limit liability for the school board and other potential liable parties. Before you sign any documentation related to the case and before you accept any settlement, it is important to find out the full cost of your child's injuries as well as the likely strength and value of your case. You can do this by speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney who can honestly and thoroughly evaluate your case and can tell you what your options are.
If you need legal advice after a child injury in Hialeah or anywhere in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group at any time. Our full service law firm has offices in Homestead, Hollywood and Miami and our team of attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience that can be brought to work on your claim. Your initial consultation with us is free of charge and comes with no obligation, so you risk nothing.