The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) indicates that school buses are the safest way for kids to get to and from school each day. In addition, school buses are specifically designed to be safer than other types of vehicles. As safe as these vehicles may be, each year thousands of school-age children are injured in school bus accidents. Sometimes these accidents are the result of negligence on the part of the school bus driver or school district, and other times other drivers may be to blame. Regardless of who caused an accident, when negligence is involved victims may be able to recover by filing a Georgia personal injury claim. One of the experienced auto accident attorneys of Shane Smith Law can you and your family get the compensation you deserve after a school bus accident?
What Types of Injuries commonly occur in a School Bus Accident?
Much like other types of motor vehicle accidents, those involving school buses have the potential to cause a broad range of injuries. These injuries may require expensive medical treatment, cause pain and suffering, affect a person’s future earning potential, or necessitate ongoing medical care. Fortunately, victims and their families may be able to recover from the at-fault party for these and other losses.
Some of the injuries passengers commonly sustain in school bus accidents include the following:
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Emotional trauma
These are just some of the potential medical issues that may arise after a school bus accident, and it is important for victims and their families to consult with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Personal injury claims are subject to a strict statute of limitations under Georgia law, meaning that any delay could jeopardize your ability to recover.
Contact a Coweta County Personal Injury Attorney for a Free Consultation
If your child has been injured in a school bus accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced auto accident attorneys, call Shane Smith Law at (980) 246-2656.