School children of all ages will quite often go out on school trips, either locally or further afield. These trips could be to further their education or perhaps be to have a day out to a theme park, since such trips do also occur. The good thing to know is that these trips usually go without a hitch, and school bus accidents are very rare indeed. However, there can sometimes be the potential for them to occur, and when this is the case there can be consequences for all those involved.
Accident Advice Helpline has heard from parents whose children have suffered injuries as a result of being on board a bus when an accident occurs. In these situations it is very important to determine who was at fault for the accident. When this is discovered it is possible for someone to be taken to court. Furthermore compensation claim may also be lodged by those who have been injured.
What kinds of school bus accidents might happen?
These accidents can range from very minor incidents to far more serious occurrences. For example one school bus recently lost its roof after the driver tried to go under a low bridge that could not accommodate the double-decker. This may happen if the driver is unaware of the height of the bridge, or indeed of his own vehicle. In other accidents a bus may be involved in an incident with another vehicle, or go off the road if the weather conditions or road conditions are bad.
In any event, if your child is injured it is a good idea to consider whether compensation could be a possibility. Accident Advice Helpline does handle cases such as these and we have many years of experience in doing so.
How bad might such accidents be?
School bus accidents are typically quite minor when they do occur, although there is of course the possibility that more serious injuries could potentially be suffered by those on board. It will depend on how serious the accident is and how it occurred. Clearly though if something does go wrong and one or more pupils end up injured, questions will be asked about how the accident happened.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to ensure you get answers to those questions if you are the parent of an injured child. Call us free today on 0800 689 0500 if your child has been injured in a school bus accident in the last three years. We may be able to put you through to a professional injury compensation lawyer to assist with your potential claim.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown