An accident involving a school bus carrying elementary kids is every parent’s nightmare, but this is what happened recently in Salmon, Idaho. Four children were injured and an 11-year-old boy was killed when their school bus smashed into a dump truck at a rural intersection. None of the children were wearing seat belts.
School buses are only one type of bus. There are intercity, local bus services and private bus companies who are hired by private parties. Regardless of the type of bus, the consequences of an accident can be extremely costly.
If you or a loved one was injured in a California bus crash, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. There are many different persons who may be legally responsible for causing your injuries, including:
Depending on the unique circumstances of each bus accident, the injured parties may collect past and future medical expenses, loss of current wages and for future earning capacity. In some cases, an injured party can collect for pain and suffering and loss of consortium.
Bus accidents can be complex and proving negligence may be difficult. One of the most important keys to successfully recovering damages is hiring an experienced San Diego bus accident attorney.