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Who can be held Liable for a School Bus Accident?

Every morning millions of children ride the bus to school, and parents and other caregivers rightfully expect that their children make it to and from school safely. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and each year thousands of children are injured in school bus accidents. When these accidents are caused by the negligence of others, victims and their families may be entitled to compensation through a Georgia personal injury lawsuit. School bus accident cases can be extremely complicated, and anyone who believes that they have a claim should be certain to consult with an experienced Coweta County personal injury lawyer. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping the victims of negligence recover, and work hard to get our clients the compensation they deserve.

There are many different parties that could potentially be held liable after a school bus accident. In order to determine who to sue, your attorney will study the facts of the case and determine who could potentially be held liable. Some of the more common parties that are liable in school bus accident cases include:

  • Bus drivers – If an accident occurs due to driver error or recklessness, the driver or his or her employer may potentially be held liable for any injuries that result.
  • Bus manufacturers – If a school bus is defectively designed or manufactured and that defect causes an accident, the manufacturer could be liable for any losses incurred.
  • Other drivers – One of the most common causes of car accidents is driver error on the part of other drivers. Just as in other car accident cases, drivers who negligently cause accidents are liable for any injuries that result.
  • Party responsible for bus maintenance – When maintenance issues result in an accident, a mechanic or other party responsible for the maintenance of the vehicle could be held liable for any losses victims sustain.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury lawyer for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a school bus accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. In order to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia