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School Bus Accidents

Has Your Child Been The Victim Of A School Bus Accident?

When your children hurry onto the school bus every morning, you trust that they are going to be safe until they get to their destination. Buses are a cheap transportation alternative, and they create less of an environmental impact. They are also considered to be one of the safest vehicles out there. However, this doesn’t mean that accidents don’t happen.
It’s an unfortunate fact that bus accidents do occur in California all the time, and when they do, the passengers, the driver and people outside of the vehicle often incur injuries that are serious. If you or your child has sustained an injury as a result of a bus accident in California, you need to speak to an expert school bus accident attorney in Long Beach, CA.

School Bus Accidents In California

Most of the school buses in California are owned by local governments and school. Being involved in a school bus accident is traumatic mentally, if not physically, and in the event of such an incident, there is a chance that representatives from the bus company itself could approach to talk with you about the accident. While it sounds like you’re going to get the right support, more often than not these representatives are only concerned with protecting their client – not you. They may already know where the fault lies and they may also see that you are entitled to compensation. As a result, they will not make this easy for you.

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Speaking to an independent attorney, away from the representatives of the school bus company and their insurance, can be just what you need to get the proper advice and legal support.

School Bus Accident Causes

School bus accidents aren’t particularly common, so when they do occur it can be devastating to the local community. The sheer size of a bus means that even a small crash can feel major, and because they weigh several tons, the damage that they can inflict can be more significant than you expect.

Here are a few of the causes of school bus accidents:

 

  • Driver Error. Inexperience, lack of training, lack of concentration on surroundings.
  • Driver Impairment. Use of alcohol or drugs, texting or using a mobile, children distracting them from the road.
  • Manufacturing Defects. If the bus has defective components, this could cause an accident.
  • Lack of Maintenance. A bus should be maintained so that it can run without incident. Improper maintenance and cutting corners to cut costs can cost lives.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority

At Hinman Law Group, our priority in the wake of a school bus accident is that you and your child are safe. We encourage you to seek the correct medical attention before anything else, and once you are in a position of stability, we can discuss building evidence for a case against those responsible for your accident.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a school bus accident, call Hinman Law Group today and speak with an experienced attorney.

Our consultations are always free of charge and we’re always happy to go over your options.

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