Georgia Bus Accident Injures Three Students and One Adult
Recently, three students and one adult were injured in a school bus accident in Johns Creek, according to an online news report. The crash occurred during the afternoon hours when a bus was t-boned by a commercial vehicle. Investigators determined that the truck, which carried cement, ran a red light at the intersection of Douglas and Jones Bridge Road. Moreover, the bus was transporting four special needs students from Lake Windward Elementary School when the accident occurred and three were injured, along with the driver. A citation was issued to the driver of the truck.
School Buses are Designed to Be Safer than Cars, But Accidents Can Still Occur
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in conjunction with the American School Bus Council, reports that school buses are designed to be safer for the transport of children than passenger vehicles. School buses are large vehicles that insulate students from the impact of an accident. They are equipped with flashing red lights, cross view mirrors and reinforced sides, all intended to prevent crashes and protect students in the event of a crash. Even further, school bus drivers are well trained. They must complete courses that teach them to understand and effectively deal with student behavior. They participate in drug screening and driving record checks to ensure they are responsible, qualified drivers.
Despite all of these safety measures, school bus accidents still occur. According to the NHTSA, between the years 2003 and 2012, 174 school age children tragically perished in school transportation related accidents. Fifty five students were riding in a school bus, while the remainder were pedestrians.
Oftentimes, school bus related accidents occur due to the negligence of other drivers as opposed to the school bus driver. If your child is injured in a school bus crash, contact a bus accident attorney as soon as possible. Your lawyer can take the necessary steps to seek compensation from the at fault driver, which could include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and much more. An experienced bus accident attorney will investigate the crash and uncover evidence of negligence on the part of the at fault driver. If evidence exists as to the school bus driver's negligence, your attorney can obtain driving records, drug tests and other evidence as to the bus driver's negligence.
No parent anticipates their child being injured while riding the school bus, and generally your child will be well protected on his or her way to school. If the worst occurs and your child is injured in a school bus accident, contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible so that your child's rights are protected.
Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Assisting the Victims of School Bus Accidents
If you or a loved one has been injured in any sort of traffic accident, contact the Georgia Bus Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our law firm is dedicated to assisting injured accident victims across Georgia and in the Southeast. We bring over 35 years of experience to your bus accident case, providing you with the dedication and compassion your case needs. The sooner you act after your injury, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.