School Bus Accident Information
According to national statistics, an average of 17,000 children are injured each year in school bus related accidents. Its tragic whenever a child becomes seriously injured; however, when a child is harmed due to the actions or negligence of another, the accident is all the more catastrophic.
Many school bus accidents happen when children are either boarding or getting off the bus and will often involve other vehicles. The design of a school bus makes children especially susceptible to injury, making it very easy for them to fall out of their seats during a collision or simply when the bus driver suddenly brakes or takes a sharp turn.
If your child has been injured in a Tulsa school bus accident, we encourage you to contact our attorneys right away to see how we may be able to help you seek justice on their behalf.
To begin exploring your legal options, contact our law firm today by completing the Free Case Review form to the right of this page.
Types of School Bus Accidents
Across the country, about 25 percent of all school children ride the bus. According to a recent study conducted by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science and Engineering, school buses are the safest mode of transportation for children. This does not mean that school bus accidents never happen and that your child is not at risk.
Typically, school bus accidents can be separated into three different types of crashes, including the following:
- Single-Vehicle School Bus Accidents: This type of accident can happen when another driver behaves in a manner that forces the bus driver to crash into something while trying to avoid a collision or by a bus driver who is operating the bus recklessly or negligently. Only the school bus is involved in this kind of crash.
- Multi-Vehicle School Bus Crashes: This type of accident involves two or more vehicles in the collision. It is important to consult with a lawyer if your child was involved in a multi-vehicle school bus crash as any number of people or entities could be at-fault.
- Child Crossing Accidents: It is estimated that two of every three children killed outside of a school bus were struck by the bus and not by another vehicle. This type of accident usually happens when a bus driver fails to account for all the children either boarding or exiting the bus or they simply fail to see the child in the roadway.
Contact a Knowledgeable Oklahoma School Bus Accident Attorney Today
School bus accidents may be rare, but when they do occur, they are tragic as they often involve the injury of children. It is crucial that you seek the help of an attorney who has the skills and resources to successfully investigate and litigate a school bus accident claim.
If your child has been injured in an Oklahoma school bus accident, you may be able to pursue compensation for their condition. Accident victims may be entitled to recover losses for current and future medical bills, pain and suffering, mental anguish and other damages associated with the wreck.
At The Edwards Law Firm, we have the skills and resources necessary to handle all types of bus accidents, including those involving school buses. Our lawyers offer free legal consultations to all accident victims in Tulsa and the surrounding communities.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Oklahoma school bus accident victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation case evaluation with one of our attorneys, we encourage you to contact our firm today by completing the Free Case Review form on this page.