What do I do if my child is injured in a Florida school bus accident?
When you send your child to school in the morning, you don't expect that your child will come home injured-or worse, not come home at all.
In general, school buses are a very safe mode of transportation. But, accidents do happen. Each year, an average of 14 school-age children lose their lives in school bus crashes. Hundreds more are injured.
What do you do if your child is injured in a Florida school bus accident?
First, get medical care for your child. Take your child to the emergency room to have immediate injuries treated. Then make an appointment to follow up with your regular pediatrician. Many emergency doctors are not trained to work with children. They may overlook serious injuries.
Once your child has the medical attention that he or she needs, we suggest that you speak with a Boca Raton accident injury lawyer. It won't cost anything. The attorney will be able to tell you who is responsible for your child's injuries and who is financially liable for the medical bills, any income you've lost because of missed work, your child's pain and suffering, and other expenses related to the accident.
Your Boca Raton accident attorney will investigate the accident. He'll determine if the crash was caused by a reckless driver, a poorly placed sign, inadequate driver training, improper school bus maintenance, or another cause. He will establish who is responsible for your child's injuries, collect the evidence needed to support your claim, and do his best to hold that person or organization responsible. And, he'll deal with the insurance company, so you can focus on your child.
To schedule your free consultation, contact Boca Raton injury attorney David Glatthorn at 866-413-5525.