School Bus Accident Attorney – Protect your Kids Rights to Compensation for Injuries
School buses carry our most precious possessions, our kids, to and from school five days per week. It is the goal of our Law Firm to protect the rights of children who have suffered serious injuries in School Bus Accidents. School buses are amongst the safest form of public transportation however on average nearly one doze school bus accidents take place each day. On average more than 17,000 children are injured in school bus related accidents. Schools bus accidents are more deadly and cause more serious harm then accident involving normal sized vehicles. According to statistics, School buses account for .33% of all traffic fatalities while making up only 0.17% of all registered vehicles and are on the road only 180 days a year.
California School Bus Safety Laws:
- Under California V C Section 12517.1 a School Bus accident must be investigated by the Department of California Highway Patrol.
- California Motor Vehicle Code 22112 is the state’s School Bus signal and Schoolbus stop laws:
- When a school-bus is stopped on a highway or private road for the purpose of loading or unloading pupils, at a location where traffic is not controlled by a traffic officer, the driver shall, before opening the door, ensure that the flashing red light signal system and stop signal arm are activated, and that it is safe to enter or exit the school bus.
- When a school-bus is stopped on a highway or private road for the purpose of loading or unloading pupils, at a location where traffic is not controlled by a traffic officer or official traffic control signal, the schoolbus driver shall do all of the following
Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit for School Bus Accident Injuries: Jurisdictions across the nation place specific time limits for filing a personal injury cause of action, otherwise known as a statute of limitations. I n the state of California there ia a two year statute of limitations for filing a civil injury claim in court against private entities (ie. private schools). Lawsuits against public entities must be filed within 180 days (6 months from the date of an incident). There are certain instances where a statute of limitations for a personal injury claim can be tolled (halted) for a period of time. For examples minors under the age of 18 have two years from their 18th birthday to file a lawsuit. For more information in statutory limitations feel free to contact our law offices.
Statute of Limitations – School Injury Lawsuit
Students and adults over the age of 18 are entitled to compensation from all at fault parties which may include the school district. Every jurisdiction in the United States has a different statute of limitations pertaining to personal injury lawsuits.
Surviving a School Bus Accident: Common School Bus accident injuries:
School buses are less likely to be involved in auto accidents with other vehicles. However children involved in school bus accident are much more likely to be seriously injured. According to estimates 1,300 of a total of 8,500 injuries in school bus accidents are regarded as moderate or severe. Some injuries include:
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