San Jose School Bus Accident Lawyers
Were You or Your Child Injured in an Accident Involving a School Bus in San Jose, CA?
There are approximately 450,000 school buses transporting children to and from school each day in the United States. Many parents do not think their children are in danger while riding the bus, but statistics show that they are, in fact, at risk.
If you or your child has been injured, call our San Jose school bus accident lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP to discuss your case. Our firm recently recovered more than $8.825 million in a California school bus vs. pedestrian accident case.
Call us at (800) 900-0863 for your FREE initial consultation.
Responsibility of Bus Drivers & School Districts
Under California law, school bus drivers are given more training than any other type of driver in the state, and gain extensive education in regulations, current laws, and behind-the-wheel experience. Before someone receives a license to operate a school bus, a background check is done by the FBI and/or the Department of Justice.
California school bus drivers are also required to possess a current Department of Transportation Medical Certificate, as well as a current First Aid Card.
Additionally, school bus drivers are required to take a drug test before securing employment and undergo random testing throughout their employment. They must also maintain a clean driving record, both personally and professionally.
Unfortunately, school districts may overlook the requirements that are in place for school bus drivers and hire someone that doesn’t qualify. Like other motorists on the road, school bus drivers can also operate their vehicle recklessly, aggressively, or while fatigued or distracted; all of which can result in catastrophic bus crashes.
Seeking Compensation for Your Injuries
Many people have heard devastating stories involving school bus accidents, such as bus rollovers, collisions, and erratic bus drivers placing children and other innocent people in danger. Sadly, these accidents can lead to serious injuries, such as:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burn injuries
- Fractured bones
- Internal injuries
If your child has been injured in a school bus accident, your family may be eligible for compensation. Consult with the San Jose school bus accident attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde to learn about pursuing a lawsuit against a negligent bus driver or school district. Call our office today to schedule your free consultation.
Call Caputo & Van Der Walde for Help
A school bus accident can impact the lives of everybody involved. Should you retain representation from our school bus accident attorneys, you may be able to recover the compensation you need to cover expenses for your injuries and all other accident-related costs. Our team at Caputo & Van Der Walde is ready to help.