On average, 17,000 children are injured each year in school bus related accidents. Whenever a child becomes seriously injured, it is devastating. But when a child is harmed through the actions or negligence of another person or entity, the accident is that much more tragic.
Most bus accidents occur when children are either boarding or getting off the bus and often involve other vehicles. Additionally, school bus design makes children susceptible to injury if they fall out of their seats in the event of an accident or when a driver suddenly brakes or takes a sharp turn.
If your child has suffered an injury in a North Carolina school bus accident, we urge you to contact our firm as soon as possible to see how we may be able to help you seek justice on their behalf.
To begin exploring your legal options, contact our attorneys today by completing the Free Case Review form to the left of this page.
Types of North Carolina School Bus Accidents
Around 25 percent of all Winston-Salem and Greensboro children ride the bus to school. A study conducted by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science and Engineering showed that school buses are the safest mode of transportation for children; however, this does not mean that your child is not at risk for sustaining an injury in the event of a school bus accident.
There are three different types of crashes involving school buses, including the following:
- Single-Vehicle School Bus Accident: When another driver behaves in a way that forces the bus driver to crash into something while they are trying to avoid a collision, a single-vehicle school bus accident can result. Additionally, this type of accident can happen by a driver who is operating the bus recklessly or negligently. Only the school bus is involved in this kind of accident.
- Multi-Vehicle School Bus Accident: When two or more vehicles are involved in a crash with a school bus, it is considered a multi-vehicle accident. If your child was involved in a multi-vehicle school bus accident, it is crucial that you consult with a bus accident lawyer as any number of people or entities could be at-fault.
- Child-Crossing Accident: It is estimated that two of every three children killed outside of a school bus were struck by the bus and not by another vehicle. This type of accident usually happens when a bus driver fails to account for all the children either boarding or exiting the bus or they simply fail to see the child in the roadway.
Regardless of the type of accident that your child was involved in, if they suffered an injury in a school bus collision, we believe that they deserve compassion and compensation for their injuries.
If your child was injured in a school bus accident and you would like to explore your legal options, we encourage you to contact our lawyers right away. Simply complete the Free Case Review form on this page to get started.
Contact a North Carolina School Bus Accident Attorney Today
School bus accidents may not happen as often as other North Carolina motor vehicle accidents, but when they do occur, it is critical that you seek the help of lawyer who is well-versed in school bus accident litigation to handle your North Carolina personal injury claim.
At Mike Lewis Attorneys, we offer free legal consultations to Winston-Salem and Greensboro accident victims. During your consultation, a member of our legal team will review the details and merits of your claim and recommend the best course of action to take in pursuing legal and financial recourse. If your child was injured in a school bus accident, we encourage you to seek legal counsel as soon as possible.
To make sure that our clients are able to afford representation in their pursuit for justice, our personal injury law firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you choose to hire our lawyers, there is never any cost to you until we are able to successfully obtain a favorable outcome for your claim. If we fail to do this, you do not owe us any fees.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to North Carolina school bus accident victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no obligation case evaluation with one of our lawyers, contact Mike Lewis Attorneys today by completing the Free Case Review form on this page.