School Bus Accidents
At Distasio Law Firm, our experienced legal team is dedicated to helping victims of school bus accidents, along with a number of other types of serious auto accidents. Tampa Car Accident Attorney Scott Distasio is passionate about helping accident victims who have been seriously injured due to another’s negligence. He believes that these victims deserve to bring the responsible party to justice, and achieves this through his aggressive and knowledgeable representation. If you have been injured in a school bus accident, do not hesitate to contact our knowledgeable legal team today!
Each year, millions of children rely upon taking the bus to get to school. School bus companies and school bus drivers are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of these children every single day. When school bus companies and drivers do not place the children’s safety first, and act in a negligent manner, they endanger the lives of the children and place them at risk for being injured.
Aside from placing the lives of children at risk, school bus companies and drivers who behave negligently also place other motor vehicle drivers’ and pedestrians’ lives at risk, too. These are people that school buses must share the roads with on a daily basis. If busing companies and drivers are not careful, a lethal accident can occur, and for a variety of reasons.
Bus Accident Statistics
- According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, 19,000 people were injured in bus accidents in 2002 in the United States.
- Most school buses are not equipped with seat belts, which places passengers at great risk.
- Every year, approximately 450,000 school buses transport children in primary and secondary schools in the U.S., and are responsible for transporting approximately 23.5 million children.
In the wake of a serious Tampa, Florida school bus accident, a victim may be left with serious injuries and facing continued medical care. Head trauma, internal injuries, broken bones and spinal cord injuries are just a few of the catastrophic injuries that a school bus accident victim may sustain.
Fortunately, with the help of a skilled personal injury attorney, a school bus accident victim can seek to recover financial compensation for their injuries. Successfully represented, a victim may be able to receive compensation for medical care, future medical treatment, pain and suffering, emotional trauma and more. Your personal injury lawyer will need to prove negligence on the part of the other party, and this can be done through accident reconstruction, work with expert witnesses, physical evidence and witness testimony. Need an attorney for a bus accident case in Tampa? Contact a Tampa accident lawyer today!