Little Rock School Bus Accidents
Legal Representation for School Bus Crash Victims in Little Rock
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.
Most car accidents are preventable and occur as a result of errors by one or more drivers. To prove liability, you will need to establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the driver owed you a duty of care, which was breached, and that your injuries resulted from the driver’s carelessness. Damages that may be available in these cases often include medical expenses, lost income, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.
Truck drivers are required to follow numerous detailed regulations, including rules related to hours of service, keeping a logbook, and maintenance procedures. Many of these regulations are intended to protect other people on the road from harm. In some states, if a driver violated a law that was enacted to protect the public, the violation can create a rebuttable presumption of negligence. Trucking companies are also required to follow a number of regulations, including rules related to background checks of drivers and proper supervision. They often may be held directly or indirectly liable for a truck accident.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates applications for disability benefits. Although many people pay into this system throughout their lives, many legitimate claims are initially denied, and this process may be less straightforward than claimants expect. The SSA uses a five-step sequential evaluation to determine whether to grant benefits to an applicant. Each step is considered in a set order. We can present your case in a persuasive manner and help you appeal a denial of a meritorious claim if needed. This could include representing you in a hearing before an administrative law judge.
Workers’ compensation functions slightly differently in each state. In Tennessee, for example, businesses that employ five or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are injured on the job, you may recover benefits, such as medical costs and disability. Neither your employer’s nor your own culpability for your injuries will prevent you from collecting these benefits. However, it may still be a struggle to obtain benefits from your employer’s insurer. We can help you navigate this challenging process.
If you were harmed by a health care professional’s failure to use the appropriate level of care in providing treatment to you, you may be able to recover compensation. Most medical malpractice lawsuits require retaining an expert to determine the accepted standard of care and explain what the defendant did that fell short of this standard, as well as how the inappropriate conduct caused the patient’s injuries.
When you buy a toy, car, medication, or other product, you do not expect to be hurt. If you are injured, you may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit. There are three types of defects that may be actionable: manufacturing, design, and marketing (also known as failure to warn). Manufacturers may be held accountable under multiple different theories, including strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty, and concealment. For example, if you take a drug that causes you to develop cancer, but you were not told that a potential side effect of the drug was developing cancer, you may have grounds to hold the manufacturer strictly liable for its failure to warn you of the risk.
Nursing home residents are often elderly or disabled, and thus they are especially vulnerable to neglect, physical abuse, and exploitation by staff members. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are understaffed or employ staff members who are inadequately trained to deal with potentially frustrating situations. Nursing homes are required to protect their residents from physical, mental, and emotional harm by providing a safe environment, as well as adequately training and supervising staff. A failure to do so may be grounds for a nursing home negligence lawsuit for damages.
Property owners have a duty to keep their property reasonably safe. In most situations, this includes an obligation to inspect the property for dangerous conditions and fix them or provide warnings about them so that visitors are not harmed. One type of dangerous condition, which may present a particular problem in apartment complexes or shopping centers, consists of inadequate security measures such as broken locks, poor lighting, or a lack of security guards. A failure to take security measures when appropriate may allow third-party criminals to assault, rob, rape, or otherwise harm visitors and tenants. You may be able to recover damages if you can prove that the defendant knew or should have known about a history of attacks similar to yours and taken appropriate security measures to reduce the risk of further incidents.
Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer in Memphis or the Surrounding Regions
If you are dealing with a devastating injury or medical condition, the Memphis personal injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can evaluate and explain your options. Our firm has 30 attorneys and more than 100 staff members, and we serve injured people in many areas of Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky, including Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a personal injury, workers’ compensation, or Social Security Disability lawyer. Once you have learned more about our vigorous advocacy for the rights of the injured, you will realize that NST is the way to go.