School Bus Accidents
School-transportation accidents cause about 142 fatalities every year.
About one-third of 1% of fatal vehicle accidents are school-transportation related.
School buses are involved in nearly 70% of deaths of school-age pedestrians who die in school-transportation-related crashes.
Children between the ages of 5 and 7 account for nearly half of school-age pedestrians killed in school-transportation-related crashes.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
No parent wants to imagine the frightening possibility that their child might be injured in a school bus accident. However, with about half of the more than 45 million students who attend public schools nationwide riding school buses, accidents are inevitable. Government statistics indicate that during school hours about 800 children die in vehicle accidents in the U.S. each year. While only a small percentage of those deaths occur because of a school-bus-related crash, the loss or injury of any child is a tragic occurrence.
When the unthinkable happens and your child is injured or killed in a school bus accident, you need the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have an experienced Massachusetts school bus accident attorney ready to help you and your family through the devastating aftermath of the crash. If your child has been injured, medical care is your number-one concern. Injuries can leave children with lasting effects. Your son or daughter may require long-term health care or rehabilitative services. You can turn to the Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers when you need a respected and experienced attorney who will take fast action to ensure that your child’s right to care and compensation for his or her injuries is protected and pursued.
Most of us are familiar with the traditional yellow school bus, but some school systems in the U.S. rely instead on vans or other vehicles to provide transportation for children. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, estimates place the number of children injured in bus accidents at as many as 12,000 per year. Happily, most of those injuries are minor, but anywhere from 350 to 475 injuries are more serious in nature.
Bus accidents can occur for many reasons. Studies of the circumstances that contribute to crashes of school buses and other vehicles used as buses reveal that collisions with fixed objects are common causes, as are crashes with other vehicles. Reported incidents also involve buses overturning. In some cases, children are injured or even killed when they fall from a school bus. Further, issues related to bus drivers have been cited as contributing factors to accidents: in particular, impaired or distracted vehicle operators have been noted.
The Massachusetts school bus accident lawyers at Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers share the wishes of parents everywhere that children be kept safe from harm whenever possible. But we also recognize that accidents happen. When they do, our firm is prepared to dedicate the full scope of our legal resources to provide the strong representation your child needs in order to secure medical care and the financial compensation to which he or she is entitled. Our Massachusetts school bus accident attorneys also understand that children may be frightened after an accident. We are dedicated to providing services with the sensitivity and caring approach your child – and your family – deserve.
Contact Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers today at (617) 777-7777. We offer you a free, no-obligation consultation to review the circumstances of your child’s accident. If your son or daughter has been harmed in a school bus accident, you need to know your rights. At Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers, you’ll find the respected and assured legal advocate your child deserves.