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Legal Help for Long Beach School Bus Accident Victims

In a recent year, 111 people were killed and over 13,000 were injured in school bus accidents. This includes children riding on buses, pedestrians and cyclists, and drivers and passengers in other vehicles.

A school bus is a massive vehicle full of the most precious cargo, our children. It’s essential for school buses to be safely maintained, and only the most careful and responsible people should be allowed to operate one.

A school bus crash that hurts children is one of the most tragic events imaginable. If your loved one was injured or killed in a school bus accident, your life will never be the same.

Joseph H. Low IV has recovered millions of dollars in damages for people who were harmed by unsafe drivers. Call (562) 901-0840 to learn more today.

What Causes School Bus Crashes?

We send our children off to school believing they will be in safe hands. But sometimes people aren’t as careful as they should be. School bus drivers are responsible for children during their journey and before and after they board the bus. It’s essential for bus drivers to be patient and diligent about watching out for hazards at all times.

School districts and private companies that hire bus drivers don’t always perform their due diligence. Perhaps they neglected to check an applicant’s references. Or maybe they failed to review someone’s driving record. And people who employ any type of driver should also require them to periodically submit their DMV reports to ensure that they’re continuing to drive safely.

There are many factors that may contribute to a school bus accident, including mechanical failure, unsafe bus drivers, and careless actions by drivers in other vehicles.

Types of negligence that occurs in these cases include:

  • Negligent hiring
  • Speeding
  • DUI
  • Reckless driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Bus driver’s failure to stop at a railroad crossing
  • Bus driver’s failure to assist students and who require seat belts
  • Failure of motorists to stop when a bus’s red lights are flashing
  • Failure of motorists to exercise caution near bus stops and in school zones

How Your Long Beach Attorney Can Help

Determining who is responsible for a school bus crash is very complex. And insurance companies will point their fingers in every direction to avoid paying for injuries caused by their clients.

Joseph H. Low IV is an experienced personal injury attorney who knows how to handle difficult cases. Our team will conduct a thorough investigation to find out what really happened. We’ll use the following resources to get to the truth:

  • Police reports
  • Witness interviews
  • Surveillance camera video
  • Accident scene photos
  • Expert testimony
  • Digital reconstruction

Proving Liability in a School Bus Accident

When our investigation is complete, Joseph H. Low IV will file a claim against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to the accident. It’s possible that more than one person bears responsibility for the harm you and your family are suffering.

Our team may file claims against any of the following parties:

  • The bus driver
  • School district officials
  • A private company that employed the driver
  • A mechanic who failed to perform necessary repairs
  • Other drivers who acted carelessly
  • Manufacturers of defective bus or automotive parts

Potential Damages

People who are harmed in a bus accident may have incurred serious injuries that require a great deal of medical care and years of personal assistance. Injuries such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), whiplash, and paralysis can permanently alter the victim’s life.

Family members may be forced to take time off from work and make special arrangements to care for a loved one. The total impact on the accident victim and the people around them is immense. And families may be facing astronomical medical expenses.

Claims in Long Beach bus accident cases may include compensation for the following:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Rehabilitation
  • In-home nursing care
  • Wheelchair ramps and lifts
  • Wrongful death

Was Someone You Love Harmed in a Long Beach School Bus Accident?

Joseph H. Low IV was named a Top Plaintiff Lawyer by the Daily Journal and he has a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo. Call (562) 901-0840 to schedule your FREE case analysis today.

You won’t owe us anything unless we win you a settlement.

"Joseph, Thank you for your assistance. Your understanding compassion & incredible expertise are admired & appreciated. I will be referring any of my clients who require legal help to you."
- M.D.