School Bus Accidents can Cause Significant Injuries and Have a Variety of Causes

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), taking the bus to school is the safest way for children to get to and from school each day. While this may be statistically accurate, the fact remains that school buses can get into serious accidents, sometimes causing serious injuries to their occupants. When kids and others are injured in school bus accidents, victims may be able to recover from their injuries by filing a personal injury claim. At Shane Smith Law, we take school bus accidents very seriously and work hard to get victims the compensation they deserve.

Common Causes of Moreland School Bus Accidents

In Moreland and other areas in Coweta County, thousands of students ride the bus to and from school each day. Whenever motor vehicles are involved, there is a risk of accidents and injuries. Among the more common causes of school bus accidents include the following:

  • Driver error

  • Defective school bus design or manufacture

  • Faulty school bus doors

  • Tire blowouts

  • Poor weather conditions

  • Inadequate school bus maintenance

  • Slippery school bus floors

There are many other potential causes of a school bus accident, and an attorney will be able to review the circumstances of your accident and let you know whether you have a claim. There are many potential parties that could be at fault, ranging from the company responsible for the maintenance of the school bus to other drivers on the road. Because school bus accidents can often involve naming a public school district as a defendant, there may be a shortened time period in which you can file a claim.  As a result, it is important to call an attorney as soon as possible.

Contact a Moreland Personal Injury Attorney for a Free Consultation

School bus accidents have the potential to change the course of a person’s life in an instant. Fortunately, the lawyers at Shane Smith Law have the necessary legal skill to help victims recover from their losses. We strive to get each client we represent the highest possible settlement award available. To schedule a free consultation, call our offices today at (980) 246-2656.