Little Rock School Bus Accidents
During the school year, innumerable children are transported by thousands of school buses across the country each day. While there are laws and other safety measures in place to keep children safe while aboard school buses, there are still many school bus collisions that occur every academic year, with many crashes leaving children injured. If a school bus accident has left you or a loved one injured, you should contact the Little Rock school bus accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. We are a large regional personal injury law firm consisting of over 30 lawyers and more than 120 staff members. Our firm may be able to help you recover compensatory damages for the injuries and losses you or your loved one sustained in the accident, so give us a call today to see what we can do for you.Pursuing Recovery for Injuries and Losses Caused by a School Bus Accident
Let us say that your child is on a school bus in Pulaski County headed for Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School, located at 2501 John Barrow Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204. While traveling on John Barrow Road, a massive truck pulls out in front of the school bus. The bus driver ends up rear-ending the truck, resulting in many of the children onboard sustaining injuries. When it comes to obtaining compensation for your child, it is important for a school bus accident attorney in Little Rock to identify who is responsible for the collision occurring in the first place.
In regards to the example above, if the bus driver’s negligence, e.g. speeding or not paying attention while driving, is what caused the collision, you will have to establish the bus driver’s negligence in order to recover economic damages, such as medical bills, and non-economic damages, such as loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, disfigurement, and pain and suffering. Establishing negligence requires you to show that your child’s injuries were the result of the bus driver breaching a duty of reasonable care that he or she owed your child.
On the other hand, if the collision happened because the bus’s brakes failed, the bus driver may not be held legally responsible, and there would probably be an investigation to determine why the brakes failed. If the investigation revealed that the bus had not been properly maintained and that is why the rear-end crash occurred, the bus company or school system could be held responsible. After such a collision, you should consider retaining a knowledgeable school bus accident lawyer in the Little Rock area with bus accident litigation experience who could assert your rights and help you substantiate your claim.Discuss Your Case with One of Our Experienced Attorneys in Little Rock
At the personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we are dedicated to fighting for the fair compensation of those who have been injured in a school bus accident. We assist school bus collision victims in Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Meridian, and in other communities across Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. Contact our Little Rock school bus accident lawyers by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free appointment with a motor vehicle accident lawyer. Allow us to show you why NST is the way to go.