Miami Beach School Bus Accident
When parents send their children to school on a school bus, they expect that their children will arrive at their destination safely. When school bus drivers and school boards are negligent, however, school bus accidents and crashes can occur in Miami Beach and other communities, leading to catastrophic injuries and even fatalities.
Behind every news story of a serious bus accident, there are the injured children and the shattered lives of family and friends. If your child has been injured on board a school bus or in a collision with a school bus, contact Flaxman Law Group immediately to start taking steps to protect yourself and your family. Depending on your situation, you may have the right to seek compensation for medical bills, counseling, and other services that can help your child make a full recovery. To find out whether you have a claim, contact Flaxman Law Group at any time to arrange for a no cost, no obligation case review.Why School Bus Collisions Take Place
There are many reasons why school bus accidents and related traffic crashes in Miami Beach and surrounding Florida communities occur:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Poor screening of school bus drivers
- Undertrained school bus drivers
- Underqualified school bus drivers
- Poor maintenance of school buses
- Manufacturing or design defects in school buses
- Aggressive or dangerous driving on the part of trucks or other cars sharing the road with school buses
- The height and weight of the school bus can make it subject to rollovers
- Mechanical failure
The reality is that school bus drivers have an enormous responsibility, as do the school boards that operate these buses and the companies that are responsible for designing and maintaining these vehicles. School buses require considerable professional skill to operate and because they transport children it is also imperative that they are maintained meticulously. When someone is negligent in providing safe transportation for children, is important for families to ask questions and to get justice and compensation in situations where recklessness or negligence played a role in child injuries.What Compensation Can Be Recovered On Behalf Of My Child After A School Bus Collision?
If your child has been seriously injured in a school bus accident and that accident was caused by negligence or recklessness, you may be able to seek compensation for:
- Emergency medical care
- Pain and suffering
- Medical costs
- Future expected medical expenses
- Property damage
- Incidental costs
- Care costs
- Tutoring or schooling cost
Even though children do not earn an income and therefore are not able to claim lost income in a personal injury claim the way that a motorist is sometimes able to claim lost wages in a car accident, the reality is that these types of accidents can be extremely expensive for entire families. You may have to lose time at work to care for your child or your child may need additional assistance and treatment after their injury. Of course, you want to provide the best possible care for your child and you don't want to have to make difficult decisions between affordability and the best possible care. By pursuing compensation you can pay for quality medical care as well as all the services that your child needs to recover as fully as possible and to lead the fullest life possible after their injuries.
Has your child been injured? Contact Flaxman Law Group at any time to arrange a free, no obligation case consultation to review your legal options.