Child Sustenance of Injury inside a Schoolbus

Child Sustenance of Injury inside a Schoolbus

Expecting that your kid is in good hands after letting the school management to take responsibility is usual. May it be letting your child being under teacher's care or passing him up on a schoolbus. Upon trusting the school management your child, parents usually erase their bad thoughts as school seemed to be a trust-worthy institute especially when handling children. And unexpectedly, a personel call you stating that your child has been injured in a school bus accident and you don't know what to actually do.

In retrospect, school buses related accidents has annually reached an average of about 26,000 crashes and has resulted in 10 death, 25% were drivers and 75% were passengers and were mainly caused by frontal crashes that has brought 2 passenger deaths each year. In this blog, we are going to enlight parents on what to do upon the event of an accident involving your kid and schools' bus and what legal options can parents do while dealing this as well as information worth noting. 

If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible case of amputation because of possibly a school-related personnel or the management itself has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices and can help you sort things out legally rather than settling over cash offer without damage calculation and future's regards. 

Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation. 

Possible Liable Parties

In a school bus accidents many parties are possibly involved and one of them or multiple may be liable parties. This includes:

  • Other road users have initiated the crash
  • School management has caused it 
  • Busy company's negligence
  • The bus manufacturer or service shop 

What legal action can a victim side do?

After a parent is informed about the accident wherein their child is involved, they tend to panic or scared on what step to take as they are not informed enough with essential things about legal actions involving injury and a child. Given that the legal field is a tricky and decisive thinking should be present, but a certain side couldn't be decisive enough if he/she isn't well-informed about the legalities in their state or has no assistance from a professional lawyer. 

Schools are considered a branch of the government which means they can't be sued or their employees without getting the state's permission but there are exemptions too. Circumstance wherein gross negligence is involved are considered by the state to pursue the lawsuit by victims such as:

  • A school-linked personnel
    deliberately harmed a child
  • School-linked personnel committed an
    act of sexual misconduct or discrimination against a child
  • Allowing bullying happened
    within school-linked personnel's watch
  • A child is injured while inside or
    using a school proprety such as school bus 

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