An average of 17,000 children are injured each year in school bus related accidents. Some of these accidents occur when the bus crashes into another vehicle, but many occur when children are waiting at the bus stop or getting on or off the bus.
According to Palm Beach auto accident attorney David Glatthorn, there are many things to consider when determining liability for a Florida school bus accident. These include:
- Driver error
- Driver negligence
- Use of drugs (legal or illegal) or alcohol
- Driver training
- Manufacturing defects
- Equipment failure
- Negligent maintenance
- Road conditions
If your child has been injured in a Florida school bus crash, you deserve accountability. You need a Palm Beach auto accident attorney who will thoroughly investigate your child's accident, determine who is responsible for his injuries, and hold those parties responsible.
Parties who may be liable for a Florida school bus accident include:
- The bus driver
- Any other drivers involved in the accident
- The local school board
- The manufacturer of the bus
- The company responsible for maintenance of the bus
Because school districts are government entities and bus drivers are government employees, it is important that your Palm Beach auto accident attorney have the experience needed to get your child maximum compensation for his injuries. To learn more, request a free copy of Florida accident injury attorney David Glatthorn's book, The Florida Accident Workbook: Tools, Tips & Tactics to Resolve Your Injury Claim or contact David Glatthorn at 888-340-2620. The initial consultation is free.