Homestead School Bus Accident
School buses are considered one of the safest ways to get children to and from school. In fact, school bus accidents are far rarer in Homestead than car accidents. However, when they do occur the results are often devastating. School buses do not have seatbelts, airbags, and other safety restraints, and in an accident, this can mean that children are thrown about the inside of the bus and sustain serious injuries.
If your child has been injured in an accident aboard a school bus, contact Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free, no obligation case review. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group are, in many cases, parents themselves and understand the devastation that families feel when a child has been severely injured through someone's negligence or recklessness. Attorneys at Flaxman Law Group also have more than 60 years of combined legal experience and can help you understand your legal options for pursuing compensation on behalf of your child.Child Injuries In A School Bus Accident Can Be Severe
School bus accidents can result in:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Head trauma
These types of injuries can not only be terrifying for children, but they can also lead to devastating and even permanent injuries that can affect a child's ability to attend school and take part in everyday activities. It can take children months or even years to recover fully from a serious school bus accident.School Bus Collisions May be More Dangerous Than Passenger Car Crashes
There are many reasons why injuries in school bus accidents tend to be especially severe when compared with car accident injuries:
- There are usually multiple children on board a school bus, and they can crash into each other in a collision
- Most children bring backpacks and other heavy objects on board a school bus, and these objects can become airborne projectiles in a crash
- Children may not know how to stay safe in an accident and may panic and try to escape the bus, leading to additional injuries
- The size and force of a bus can mean that in an accident the injuries are more severe than in a passenger car accident
School bus accident cases tend to be quite complex. In many cases, school boards and other liable parties move quickly in order to protect themselves against any claims. It can be devastating for families to see their child severely injured and to find that defendants try to minimize their responsibility for an accident.
There may be multiple liable parties in these types of accidents, and it often requires a very thorough investigation to find out what has caused injuries and the crash itself. Because of the complexity of these cases, it is important for families to carefully consider before accepting any settlement or insurance money. It is advisable to speak to a personal injury attorney in Homestead or your community first, in order to understand what steps can be taken to best safeguard your child's future.
If you would like to speak to a personal injury attorney about your possible claim, contact Flaxman Law Group at any time to arrange for a free consultation. You can reach the full-service law firm by calling the phone lines at 866-352-9626 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or you can use the website to contact the law offices in Homestead, Hollywood, or Miami.