School is back in session, which means yellow buses are frequently seen on New York streets. This also means that car accidents involving these buses will increase over the next few months, and other incidents that could injure passengers or pedestrians are likely to occur. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a school bus-related car accident, you may have legal recourse.
School buses are said to be the safest way to get your children to and from school. For the most part, that may be true. However, that does not mean that accidents do not happen. You cannot go a whole school year without hearing of some sort of accident involving a school bus resulting in driver, passenger or pedestrian injury. Such incidents happen and the resulting damages can be significant.
Who is liable for losses suffered by bus accident victims? It depends on the details of the incident, but legal claims could be filed against the driver responsible for the incident, the bus manufacturer and/or the New York Board of Education. Compensation may be achieved through settling the matter out of court, but if that proves ineffective, litigation may be necessary.
A lot is involved in bus accident cases. They can take time to investigate in order to gain a clear picture of cause and the overall effect on the victims. While seeking compensation for losses sustained in a school bus-related car accident can take a while, that should not deter victims or their family members from utilizing legal means to seek relief. Legal counsel will work diligently to help victims of such incidents in New York receive fair and full compensation as quickly as possible. To learn more about this topic, please visit our firm's website.