While some school pupils make their own way to school each day, or are taken there by their parents, others will board a school bus. These sometimes run in areas that are more rural or where other bus services are not available. They pick children up from a number of points and drop them off again at the end of the school day.
Services like this are very useful and they don’t often run into problems. However, there could be times when an accident might potentially happen. At these times there could be a chance that one or more children on board could be injured.
What kinds of injury might happen in this situation?
A lot will depend on the nature of the accident and the speed involved. Minor cuts and bruises might be all that is involved in some instances, whereas other accidents could lead to crush injuries that are far more serious and require instant medical care.
If you are the parent of a child who has been hurt in a school bus accident, it is a good idea to get in touch with a professional injury compensation lawyer. They have the experience to assess the likelihood of making a school bus injury compensation claim. If you do have a good case, they can support you throughout the process so you don’t have to worry too much about doing it yourself.
What can cause an accident like this to happen?
Bus drivers must be qualified to drive these buses, and this will normally be the case. However, even if you get the best and most careful bus driver you can hope for, you never know what other drivers on the road might do. The bus driver might suddenly be faced with a car speeding towards them, or some other incident that causes them to have an accident. In other cases other external factors may be at fault, such as a tree next to the road that has not been trimmed or maintained for ages, and provides a potential hazard.
You can see how important it is to make sure you have a good chance to make a no win, no fee* claim. If you call 0800 689 0500 today you will have an opportunity to take no-obligation advice from the team at Accident Advice Helpline, so make that call right now.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead