When you send your child to school, you do so with the expectation that they will be kept safe and free from harm. As such, school bus drivers have a responsibility to drive safely and obey all traffic laws. In poor weather, they have an even greater duty to drive safely and responsibly. Yet even when bus drivers utilize the utmost care, other drivers on the road can drive recklessly and cause serious Washington bus crashes.
On January 11th, in Mattawa, a collision between a bus and car on an icy road injured one child. 13 children were on board when a Nissan Sentra passed a line of turning cars and struck the bus head on at Road 24 SW. The driver of the car was unable to stop on the icy road, but was not following proper traffic laws. The car’s driver was passing in a no-passing zone, driving without a valid driver’s license, and driving without insurance at the time of the bus accident.
Earlier that day a similar bus accident occurred outside of Goldendale when high gusts of wind tipped a tractor-trailer onto its side. A Roosevelt School Bus driver struck the cab, but luckily there were no students on board. Both the truck driver and the school bus driver were taken to the hospital with injuries.
School bus accidents can be very severe and can injure innocent children. Since the majority of school buses are not equipped with safety belts, children are vulnerable to sustaining a variety of injuries, including head and neck injuries, fractures, internal bleeding, soft tissue injuries, and more.
If a bus driver or motor vehicle driver has injured your child, it is important to speak with an experienced Seattle bus accident lawyer immediately. You may have cause to file a claim. Your lawyer will be able to investigate your bus accident closely to determine if another driver’s negligence contributed to your child’s injuries.
Contact Seattle Bus Accident Lawsuit Attorneys
If you or someone you love is injured in a bus accident, an experienced Seattle bus accident attorney at Phillips Law Firm can help. If you are interested in learning more about your legal options, call us at 1-800-708-6000. Our Seattle personal injury lawsuit attorneys are waiting to assist you 24/7, offering a free case evaluation. Remember our no fee promise. If we do not recover anything for you, you do not owe us an attorney fee.
The personal injury lawyers at Phillips Law Firm have successfully represented injured individuals and their families in Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Everett, Kent, Auburn, Renton, Federal Way, Bellingham, Marysville, Lakewood, Redmond, Shoreline, and throughout the State of Washington.