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Meridian School Bus Accidents

Bus Collision Attorneys Representing People Injured in Meridian, Mississippi

Due to their size, design, and safety features, school buses are the safest vehicles on the road, so when parents watch their little ones board the school bus in the morning, they expect their children to arrive at school safe and sound and be brought back to them after school in the same manner. The same expectation applies to when field trips are taken. The unfortunate reality is that school bus collisions happen throughout every school year, so there is the possibility for children and adults alike to become involved in a motor vehicle collision while riding on a school bus and seriously injured as well. If you or your child has suffered injuries due to a school bus accident in or near Meridian, Mississippi, you should contact one of the Meridian school bus accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz to discuss the details of the accident and see how we may be able to best assist you during this difficult time.

Recovering Damages After Being Injured in a School Bus Accident

Accidents involving school buses can occur for a number of reasons, so it is important to retain an experienced school bus accident attorney in the Meridian area to help you figure out which party in the situation is responsible for the injuries of your child. If the collision was caused by the bus driver’s negligence, you would have to establish his or her negligence by showing that the bus driver owed your child a duty of reasonable care, but breached that duty, resulting in your child’s injuries. The bus driver’s employer may even be held vicariously liable for the bus driver’s conduct if it was within the course and scope of his or her employment when the accident took place.

To illustrate an example of a bus driver acting negligently, we shall say that a school bus driver is transporting children to Meridian Senior High School, which is located at 2320 32nd Street, Meridian, Mississippi 39305. The bus driver is traveling along Poplar Springs Drive behind a vehicle that is going well under the speed limit. The school bus driver gets annoyed and decides to tailgate the slow driver instead of putting adequate distance between the school bus and the vehicle ahead, so when the slow driver applies the brakes, the school bus rear-ends the vehicle, thus hurling several children inside the school bus forward.

After a school bus wreck in Lauderdale County, a child may be too scared to ride a school bus, especially if the collision caused the child to sustain significant injuries. If your child is injured whatsoever in a school bus collision, it is imperative that you seek medical attention for your child. Many people injured in Meridian go to nearby medical facilities for treatment, such as Anderson Regional Medical Center – located at 2124 14th Street, Meridian, Mississippi 39301. It is also important to follow instructions given by the doctor, including follow-up visits.

Talk to a Meridian School Bus Accident Attorney About Your Case Today

School bus accidents can result in devastation for families and entire communities. That is why the personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz is dedicated to thoroughly analyzing every part of your case in order to recover the appropriate compensation that you deserve. We fight on behalf of bus collision victims throughout Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky, including in Meridian, Hayti, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, and Columbus. Contact us today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a motor vehicle collision lawyer. After speaking with our school bus accident lawyers about a Meridian crash, you will understand why NST is the way to go.

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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.

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