Miami School Bus Accident
It is a phone call that no parent wants to receive: The phone call that tells them that their child has been injured on board a school bus or in a school bus collision. It is terrifying to know that a child has sustained serious brain injury, spinal cord injuries, or other severe injuries due to a crash. It can be even more disturbing to find out that the crash or injuries were preventable. If your child has been severely injured on school property or on a school bus in Miami or another Florida community, it is imperative that you get legal advice right away to protect yourself and your family’s future.
You can always reach Flaxman Law Group if you would like to speak about your situation with a personal injury attorney. Your initial consultation with our full-service law firm is always free and comes with no obligation and no pressure. It is your chance to find out what options exist for you and your family as you move forward.What Can You Expect After a School Bus Crash?
After a serious school bus collision, you will typically be contacted by either the school or by police authorities. Your child will likely get immediate medical assessment or medical treatment. If your child has simply been released into your care, it is important to get a medical assessment if he or she has not had one.
If injuries have resulted from the traffic accident, you can expect attorneys from the school board or other liable parties to contact you or you can expect an insurance carrier to contact you with a settlement or insurance offer. It is important that you consult with a personal injury attorney in Miami or your community before signing any documents. You need to understand the total scope of the case as well as the likely long-term costs of your child's injuries.How Much Will a Serious Bus Accident Cost You and Your Family?
After a serious school bus crash, you can expect a number of considerable expenses, including:
- Lost time at work if you need to stay home to care for your child
- Tutoring expenses or other educational expenses if your child falls behind in school
- Medical expenses
- Long-term medical costs
- Property damage
- The cost of making your home accessible for your child's injuries
- Medical devices, medication, and other incidental medical costs
- Counseling, therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and other long-term services
- At-home care
These expenses can quickly add up, and you want to make sure that any offer of compensation that you get covers the full cost of these services. You don't want to find out later on that your child has been shortchanged out of a bright future or needed medical expenses because an insurance company has undervalued your claim.
Speak with a personal injury attorney who has experience handling similar claims. A personal injury attorney who has handled multiple claims can help you understand the likely total costs of your injuries and may even be able to point out the expenses that you had not considered. They can help you evaluate any settlement or insurance offers and may even be able to help you negotiate with insurance carriers and attorneys for a fair settlement amount for your child and your family. If you would like to speak to a personal injury attorney today, contact Flaxman Law Group for a confidential, no cost case assessment.