Every single day many different school buses are on the roads. Some will be responsible for taking children to and from school. Others will be responsible for taking them from school to a destination that helps them with their learning, such as a museum or other location. Still more might be taking the pupils for a day out to a theme park – such trips do occasionally take place and are well-received by the pupils for obvious reasons.
The one thing that will rarely happen in any of these cases is for injured school bus passengers to result from an accident. Most school buses complete each journey safely and efficiently, with no accidents taking place at all. However, there are occasions when this does not happen. If things go wrong and there is an accident, it could mean the injured pupils have a chance to claim compensation.
How might injured school bus passengers be injured?
Broken glass can be a potential hazard if the windows are broken for some reason. In other cases it is possible for a more serious accident to occur. Another vehicle might hit the school bus for example. If the weather is bad it could potentially increase the chances of an accident. There are all kinds of things that could happen, although they rarely do, thankfully.
Knowing what occurred and how it occurred is essential in making sure the reasons for the accident become clear. If injuries are found to have been caused through a lack of care and attention when it should have been provided, this could lead to a compensation claim.
Staying safe on school buses
Of course kids should always be sitting in their seats and seat belts should be provided. However, this does not always mean those on board will be safe from potential injury if anything should occur. However such accidents are rare and this should be remembered at all times.
If your child has already been unlucky enough to be injured in a school bus accident of some kind, remember you can always call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 to determine whether you do have a case that should be answered. If there is a good case our advisors will reveal where you stand and what kind of compensation you could expect. A professional injury compensation lawyer could be able to help you so get in touch today to see what your next move is.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown