If you are the parent of a school-aged child you will know they sometimes have the chance to go on a school trip. Often buses or coaches are used for such trips, as they can safely transport dozens of children at the same time. Sometimes more than one vehicle is used if several classes are being taken out to the same location.
One thing that rarely happens is school bus road collisions. Of course there is always the potential for things like this to happen but they don’t often take place. If something did go wrong and pupils were involved in a collision it would be imperative to discover the cause of the collision. Negligence could warrant a good opportunity for a compensation claim to be paid out to an injured pupil who was on board at the time the accident occurred.
Examples of school bus road collisions
Sometimes the collision will be between a school bus and another vehicle. However, this is not necessarily the case. In some instances school buses may misjudge the space under a bridge and that could end up with a severe accident taking place, with the roof of the bus coming clean off. This could potentially harm those on the top deck.
While these accidents are rare, it is always important to determine how they occurred. Many accidents are preventable and if negligence is found to be the root cause, it could mean injured pupils could get compensation.
The rarity of such accidents
It’s easy to worry about your kids when you are not with them. However, these accidents do not occur very often at all. This means the vast majority of trips of this kind pass off without incident.
It’s good to know however that there is someone on your side if an accident does occur. By calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 you can make sure you have the chance to make a compensation claim on behalf of your child if you have a strong case. That number is free to call and you can speak with one of our friendly and well-trained advisors. They will be able to provide the information you are seeking. You have three years from the date of the accident in which to get in touch. Why not make that call today and see whether you can claim?
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown