With the many school buses throughout Long Island that transport our kids to and from school, it is no wonder that there have been a number of school bus accidents and injuries throughout the past year. Bus-related accidents can be caused by a number of factors, including:
- Negligence of the bus driver--distracted, fails to obey traffic laws, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. (You may remember the crash in the the photo to the right, an intoxicated school bus driver crashed into a Syosset house last year)
- Improper maintenance of bus
- Defective bus
- Another driver’s negligence
Depending on who is at fault and where the accident took place, you may have a case against the bus company and/or the school district. If the bus is defective, the manufacture may be held liable as well.
If your child was injured in a school bus accident, our bus accident lawyers can meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your specific incident and explore your legal options. These consultations are free and come with no obligation. Give us a call at 516-222-4000 with any questions you have as and set up a consultation. We have helped families of school bus accident victims in both Nassau and Suffolk get the compensation they need to help cover medical costs, pain and suffering and any other related expenses.