ABC News recently reported that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 20 deaths of school age children are attributable to school bus accidents each year. Nonetheless, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the risk of injury, serious and otherwise, cannot be discounted. In order to support its position, the AAP cites to the fact that 17,000 school aged children are injured in school buses yearly, 42% of them in school bus crashes.
Your child is precious to you. Letting him or her get on that school bus every school day is an act of faith that nothing bad will happen. But you can never be completely sure your faith is justified until your child gets home, safe, at the end of the school day. Should that not happen, not only has your child’s life been turned inside-out, but yours as well.
If your child has had the misfortune of being injured in a Pleasanton school bus accident, recovery will take time and financial resources to completely resolve the physical, mental, and emotional injuries sustained. Compensation for his or her injuries is something you should not take for granted but is something you may be entitled to only after you file the necessary claim. To find out if you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries suffered by your child in a school bus accident, contact the experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP. Call us for a free consultation at (800) 900-0863 or fill out a contact form.