School Bus Accidents

school bus accident

Approximately 23.5 million elementary and secondary school children ride the bus each year, and the buses they ride typically do not have seat belts. This creates a recipe for disaster when a school bus is involved in a crash. Tragically, 12,000 children per year are injured in school bus accidents and 11 children are killed.

In addition to crashes, children can be injured or killed when children are not properly supervised as they are getting on and off the bus. Children are in a definite zone of danger when they are boarding and exiting the bus, and the bus driver has a responsibility to ensure the children's safety.

Most school buses are operated by school boards or other governmental entities, which creates a host of legal issues. For instance, in Tennessee, governmental entities are given "sovereign immunity" pursuant to the Governmental Tort Liability Act. Our experienced team of school bus attorneys can tell you if your claim is an exception to the statutory immunity. The Governmental Tort Liability Act also requires you to go through the statutory claims procedure prior to filing suit. And finally, the Act caps the amount of damages recoverable. Our team of school bus accident attorneys is well-versed in the law and procedures associated with the Governmental Tort Liability Act, and we are here to help you.

If your child has been injured in a bus accident, we understand your devastation and we want to help you hold the at-fault parties responsible. By pursuing your legal rights, you can not only recover the compensation you and your child deserve, but you can also help deter future accidents by bringing awareness to the issue and making the responsible party pay.

Contact us today as there is a very limited time to pursue your rights. Call us anytime at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866.812.8787.

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