School buses are among the safest forms of transportation, shuttling tens of millions of American children every day without a hint of trouble. If there is an accident, especially one that results in personal injuries, parents will have to determine who is legally responsible, but this will require intervention by a personal injury attorney. It is the type of assistance that is available from Frasier Law.
After A School Bus Accident
In the event that a child is seriously injured in a school bus accident, parents will have to deal with the issues of medical treatment or related care, or they may consider taking time off from work for the purpose of providing care. The compensation they are seeking will be needed to cover these and other expenses.
Even in cases that seem obvious, the filing of a lawsuit will not assure that the settlement will be fair to everyone involved. A personal injury attorney can, under the circumstances, help guarantee the best possible outcome in any such litigation.
Determining Culpability In A School Bus Accident
Collisions between school buses and automobiles often result from actions on the part of the driver of the car. However, collisions or individual accidents involving buses occasionally result from mistakes by the bus driver or technical problems with the vehicle itself. In such cases, the school district that employed the driver or hired the bus can also be liable for damages.
In cases where a school district employed the transportation services of a private contractor, there may be multiple parties that can be held responsible. In one such case, a court ruled that a school district can still be held responsible even if the work was done by a contractor. It will take a personal injury attorney to sort out these issues before damages can be awarded.
The Importance Of Professional Legal Advice
Using their knowledge of the legal system, personal injury attorneys can be the best advocates for the victims of school bus accidents. Lawyers can provide advice throughout the legal process, whether a case goes to trial or is settled out of court. They will if necessary seek testimony from witnesses or professionals in the field to help prove culpability to a jury.
The parents of a child who is injured in a school bus accident have enough to worry about without having to deal with the intricacies of the law. This is why those who find themselves in such situations should consider seeking help the office of Frasier, Frasier & Hickman, LLP. Contact us online today or by calling 918-779-3658. We are dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve.