School Bus Accidents
Philadelphia School Bus Accident Lawyers
Many children in Philadelphia, and throughout Pennsylvania ride the school bus each day to school, to sporting events and to field trips. Most travel to and from their destinations without any incident. Unfortunately, some parents must deal with the devastating reality that their son or daughter was injured in a school bus accident.
Aggressive Representation for Injured Children
If your child suffered a head injury, broken bones, spinal cord injury or other severe bodily harm in a school bus accident, the attorneys at Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C. will provide aggressive representation designed to recover maximum compensation. In addition, if your child was killed in a school bus accident, our firm can seek justice through a wrongful death lawsuit. Please contact MyPhillyLawyer for a free initial consultation.
The Causes of School Bus Accidents
School districts and cities are expected to hire safe school bus drivers with little or no traffic violations on their record. Similarly, bus drivers are expected to drive safely and keep children and other passengers safe. But this does not always happen. Sudden stops and turns can throw children from their seats, resulting in lacerations, bruises and broken bones. Allowing kids to move around while the bus is moving is also a main contributor to school bus injuries.
Other causes of injuries and wrongful death include:
- Failure to stop at a railroad crossing
- Driving too fast for weather conditions
- Failure to put out the stop sign that warns other drivers of children getting in or out of the bus
- Defective brakes, security signals and other parts
- Driving while tired or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Overloading the bus past recommended capacity
At MyPhillyLawyer, we are skilled at handling accident injury cases. We thoroughly review the bus accident and consult accident reconstruction experts to determine who is at fault. We then gather medical reports, witness testimony and other evidence to build a strong and effective case designed to collect the damages your injured child deserves.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer. Call 215-789-9346.
Busses are supposed to be safe, but careless driving and defective parts can turn a typical school day into a tragedy. If your child has been injured in a school bus accident, contact our firm. We have the resources and legal skills to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence.