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School Bus Accidents in Fort Lauderdale

South Florida car accident lawyer David I. Fuchs has over 20 years of experience in successfully representing school bus accident victims, their families and friends who have suffered a death in the family or sustained serious bodily injuries because of the negligence of the driver of a school bus or another party in Fort Lauderdale.

Children are society’s future and getting them safely to and from their institutions of learning is a primary concern for parents and guardians across the country. Over 400,000 yellow school buses are responsible for transporting over 20 million students to and from school, field trips, and school related activities.

School buses are proven to be the safest vehicles to transport children when factoring in the great many trips that are taken to and from school per year. Unfortunately, however, accidents may occur. Accidents involving school buses have an average death rate of 26 children yearly. Compared to other statistics, this may seem small. However, over 800 students are killed each year walking, riding, or driving to or from school.

School Buses: A Safer Option

School bus drivers are typically much more prudent drivers. They take caution rather than risks and travel at slower speeds than a typical passenger vehicle. School buses are also bigger and well made. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a school bus crash is a crash which involves, either directly or indirectly, a school bus body vehicle, or a non-school bus functioning as a school bus, transporting children to or from school or school-related activities.

Although it is unlikely that a school bus accident will occur, they can still be devastating when they do. Because children are often moving about and not wearing seat belts, there have been issues in the past with children being injured en route to school or their home. For this reason, advocates for school safety are pushing for a redesign of yellow school buses which include seat belts.

In certain states, safety precautions are instituted requiring motor to prevent pedestrians and non-bus occupants from being injured in a school bus accident, states have instituted safety precautions that must betaken by drivers in the vicinity of school buses.

In the unfortunate event that a school bus accident in Fort Lauderdale occurs, it is important to find an injury attorney who specializes with this type of case. Fault and injury are difficult factors to ascertain and negligent parties may never be brought to justice if the damage is not properly assessed.

If needed, South Florida accident attorney David I. Fuchs will represent you for injuries to your children that include, but are not limited to:

  • Injuries requiring surgery, sutures, staples
  • Traumatic Brain Injury, including those caused by oxygen deprivation
  • Severe burns resulting in significant and permanent scarring
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress, death
  • Those injuries caused by a collision with a driver that is drunk, impaired or otherwise under the influence of narcotics or drugs.

Injured in a School Bus Accident? Call Fort Lauderdale Attorney David I. Fuchs

After a school bus accident it is imperative to call the police to the accident scene and seek immediate medical treatment for your child. It is then important to seek legal counsel to protect your legal rights by calling South Florida bus accident lawyer David I. Fuchs who will take your call and speak with you immediately about your child’s accident case. Mr. Fuchs will then stand ready to fight for you to see that your child gets compensation for his or her pain and suffering and medical bills.

Call personal injury lawyer David I. Fuchs at his Fort Lauderdale location toll free at 800-570-2858 for a free consultation to discuss your school bus accident case. You may also write to him by filling out the form on the “Contact Us” page.

If you cannot come to us we will send a representative to see you. We speak English and Spanish. Se habla Ingles y Español.

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