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VISALIA: Students Injured In Bus Accident By The Intersection Of South West Street and West Mineral King Avenue

May 14, 2019

Multiple Students Injured In Visalia Bus Accident By The Intersection Of South West Street and West Mineral King Avenue

VISALIA, CALIFORNIA (May 14, 2019) – A bus carrying honor roll students was involved in an accident by the intersection of South West Street and West Mineral King Avenue. 

Visalia police are saying that the accident took place around 10:30 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation, the bus and another vehicle collided head-on. 

There were a total of 48 students on the bus from Riverdale. At least 4 students had to be treated for injuries. 

Liability In Bus Accidents

According to the Harvard Kennedy School, “Nationwide, more than 700 million passengers — nearly the entire population of Europe — are transported by buses annually. Most travel to and from their destinations safely. Yet despite the strong safety record of buses … there were more than 250 people killed and 20,000 injured in bus-related crashes in 2009.”  There are a number of factors associated with bus accidents including:

  • Fatigue
  • Distraction
  • Drug Use
  • Speeding

Bus drivers have a responsibility to use a high level of caution when traveling. This is based in part on their role as “common carriers.” Common carriers are generally held to a much higher standard than other drivers. Victims of bus accidents may receive a wide variety of injuries including broken bones, head trauma and death. In many circumstances victims may not even realize the full extent of their injuries until several month following a collision.

Many victims of serious accidents may suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are. You may be entitled to damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. There are statute of limitations associated with being able to pursue a claim, so it’s important to act quickly. 

Getting Help After A Bus Accident

If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a bus accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply about making sure that accident victims get the financial and medical support that they need. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about a particular incident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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