While a school bus is typically considered a safe method of transportation for children, accidents can and do happen. It’s rare but possible. The property losses and potential casualties caused by a school bus accident, especially a fatal one, are certainly not negligible. The reasons fatalities occur are different in each case. Typically, drivers are well-trained and proactive. They have the children’s best interests in mind.
Like any car accident, there are common causes of school bus accidents. For example, distraction or inexperience often play a significant role. In one case, a school bus driver was texting while driving and took his attention off the road. After crossing into an oncoming traffic lane, he over-corrected and crashed the bus. Again, bus accidents are rare. When they do occur, the accident causes life disruption and unexpected expenses.
The most common causes include:
- Driver distraction or negligence
- Densely populated areas with little room to maneuver a bus
- Vehicle problems and defects
- Weight distribution
- Inexperienced drivers
- Lack of passenger protection
Occasionally, another driver may be the reason for a crash. An experienced, intent school bus driver cannot foresee another driver’s negligence.
A personal injury case, which usually follows an accident, can be lengthy. It’s vital that those involved locate an experienced personal injury attorney who brings comfort and expertise.
A personal injury attorney typically hand-picks a case, depending on experience and knowledge on the situation. This is, of course, a devastating time. Any accident is. It’s important to remain calm and focus on the end results. Work directly with your chosen lawyer to achieve a favorable outcome.
For professional attorney services, contact The Durham Law Firm by calling (972) 362-0046. In fact, we’re happy to consider your case and schedule a consultation that works with your schedule. So, just give us a call today!