Thousands of children travel to and from schools in school buses on a daily basis. When children travel by school buses, parents are less worried because they know that their children are safe. School bus drivers are highly experienced and considering the age of the passengers, they are often extra careful whilst on the road. But it is quite unfortunate that school buses get involved in road accidents quite often. School bus accidents do not usually result in injuries and harm to the children. However, there are times, such as in the case of serious road accidents that innocent children suffer life changing injuries and damages.
Road accidents involving school buses occur due to many reasons. Although school buses are driven slower than most other vehicles and although they have less maneuverability, they are not much different than other vehicles in that they can roll and cause huge damage if they get involved in accidents.
Occupants in buses are quite vulnerable when accidents take place because they do not have seatbelts which can restrain them. This means that they are easily thrown from their seats when an accident takes place. In the case of school buses, children are more likely to be thrown off with greater force due to their size and weight.
Some of the common causes of school bus accidents include:
- Dangerous driving
- Malfunctioning school bus
- Careless driving
- Road design and defects
- Inattentive driver
- Driver fatigue
Injuries sustained by children when they get involved in school bus accidents can vary. These can range from minor cuts and bruises to haemorrhage and even death. Other common injuries include:
- Brain injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal injuries
- Severe burns
Making A Claim
If your child has sustained injuries in a school bus accident, we advise you to consult with our solicitors and consider bringing a claim.
Our solicitors have vast experience in handling school accident claims and we can help you obtain the rightful compensation for your child.
We will handle your claim on a genuine no win no fee basis and ensure that you obtain maximum compensation.
You should not wait too long because there are strict time limits in place. So pick up the phone now and speak to one of us on our free helpline.
You can also arrange a call back by filling in the simple claim form on our website.