Most of us in Omaha recall the school bus accidents that occurred near the end of last school year. Last April an Omaha school bus accident put 5 people, including one student, in the hospital. The following day, another school bus accident left a school aide injured.
When we get on a city bus, a charter bus, or even when we put our children onto the school bus, we expect it to be a safe journey to the destination. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tells us that “students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a bus instead of traveling by car.” Unfortunately, bus accidents still happen.
The following are some common causes of bus accidents:
- Distracted driving on the part of the bus driver or other drivers on the road.
- Bus driver is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Speeding bus drivers or other unsafe driving behavior.
- Negligent bus driver behavior, which may include failure to adhere to posted traffic signals and signs, improper passing, or failure to pay attention to other vehicles on the roadway.
- Inadequate passenger protection.
- Defective bus equipment: Bus companies are required by law to maintain their buses to specific safety standards. Failing to do so can result in serious accidents and injuries.
If you, a loved one, or your child, has been injured in a bus accident, contact our firm to help you recover for your personal injury case. We will investigate the accident and gather all necessary evidence to prove your case and help you properly value your claim.
All of us here at Miller Lathrop are highly experienced, skilled, and compassionate advocates for our clients. We’re dedicated to making a difference in the life of each person we represent. Combined our attorneys of Miller Lathrop have more than 50- years of successful personal injury advocacy that is demonstrated by numerous testimonials.
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