School Bus Crashes and Injuries
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a bus instead of traveling by car. That is the good news. The bad news is school bus-related crashes killed 109 people nationwide in 2019, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), which tabulated data provided by tabulations of data from the NHTSA.
In California, and according to the California Department of Education, the California school transportation system, which is the largest mass transportation operation in the state, the system transports about 1,121,857 students to and from school each day.
That is a staggering number of students transported, and it’s inevitable that some of those children will be hurt in the process of being transported to or from school.
What a California School Bus Accident Lawyer Can Do for You
All accidents involving school buses in California by law must be investigated by the California High Patrol. Once the investigations are completed, an experienced school bus lawyer such as we have at Jalilvand Law will help you understand the report and guide you in what steps need to be taken to obtain compensation for your injured child.
Filing a personal injury claim against a public or private school is replete with difficulties, but an experienced lawyer can navigate the system to get the desired outcome. For one, there are strict deadlines that must be complied with – otherwise, even if you have a good case that can succeed in court, you will permanently lose the opportunity to file your case if those deadlines are not met.
Call a Beverly Hills School Bus Accident Attorney
If your child was injured in a school bus crash, a Beverly Hills personal injury lawyer can help you understand what your rights are and what can be done to make sure you are properly compensated for your child’s injuries.