Traffic collisions involving public transport and buses cause severe injuries and injure or kill many people. If someone is injured due to a bus-related accident, they are entitled to get reimbursed completely for all their injury-related and medical treatment expenses under California law.
However, to fully avail themselves of California laws, bus-accident victims require legal aid and the services of an experienced attorney. At the Maineri Law Firm, we will study the details of your injury and accident thoroughly and discuss your legal options. We have been holding responsible parties accountable for the damages and suffering they cause for more than two decades. We sympathize with victims and their families, and understand their concerns. The Maineri Law Firm is always ready to provide the legal assistance you and your family need.
Accidents involving school buses are always heart wrenching when innocent children are involved. To prevent such incidents, the state of California has passed specific laws.
For example, school buses leased or purchased after July 1, 2005, must have shoulder and lap restraints similar to those installed in cars and SUVs. These safety measures have been shown to reduce the extent of injuries in bus-related accidents. However, buses leased or purchased before this date are not required to make these alterations. This means children who go to school in older buses are at a considerably higher risk of getting injured in bus accidents than those who travel in newer models.
Many accidental injuries occur when school children are boarding or leaving the bus during a drop-off or a pick-up. Such accidents are more common than those which occur when the school bus is being driven. Therefore, drivers must remain vigilant while the school children are boarding or getting off the bus – ensuring that they do not start driving until everyone is aboard and properly seated.
School bus drivers are required to follow certain precautions mandated by California state law. These include flashing lights whenever buses are stopping to pick up children and stopping at all railroad crossings. Unfortunately, these precautionary guidelines have not been successful in preventing school bus-related accidents completely. If your child has suffered injuries and emotional trauma due to a school bus accident, call the Maineri Law Firm right away to discuss your legal options.
There is nothing more important in this world than you and your family’s health. If a bus accident has left you or a loved one injured, allow the Maineri Law Firm to help. We advocate for clients throughout Southern California and represent clients who are victims of: bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, all vehicle accidents, bicycle-related accidents, premises liabilities, slip-and-fall accidents, spinal cord injuries, and dog bites. The Maineri Law Firm handles all injury claims on a contingency basis, meaning that you don’t need to pay attorney fees unless the we recover compensation from the liable party. Contact us today to setup a free consultation.