According to 2019 data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), school bus accidents have resulted in 109 deaths in the United States. Between 2010 to 2019, nearly 69 percent of those who were killed in a school bus accident were occupants of vehicles other than the school bus. The remaining others were pedestrians (17 percent), school bus passengers (6 percent), school bus drivers (5 percent), and bicyclists (3 percent).
For injuries, the most common victims were occupants of other vehicles (53 percent), school bus passengers (34 percent), and school bus drivers (8 percent). Injuries from a school bus accident can vary depending on the impact the person sustained with objects nearby, such as a window or seat. The most common types of injuries that have been reported in a bus accident are head injuries, brain injuries, neck injuries, fractured bones, and spinal cord injuries.
Victims of a bus accident may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party at-fault for damages. At West Coast Trial Lawyers, our expert Los Angeles bus accident attorneys are readily available to offer legal assistance. We will assess your case to determine what necessary courses of action to take in order to get you the compensation you deserve.
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Who Can Be Found Liable in a Bus Accident?
More than one party can be found at-fault for a bus accident. This includes the following:
Lastly, a bus driver must be aware of the maximum passenger limit on the bus. Exceeding the passenger limit will make it difficult for them to safely operate the vehicle.
To prevent a school bus accident, both the driver and students must cooperate with one another.
If your child was involved in a school bus accident, it is recommended for you to follow these tips to ensure you acquire justice and fair compensation for your losses.
If you or a loved one were a victim of a bus accident, our expert team of Los Angeles bus accident attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers will help you recover compensation for damages you have suffered. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.
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