Statistically, school bus accidents are rare compared to how many miles are logged each year for school busses. From 2013 to 2017, there were around 80,000 school bus accidents that resulted in injury, and of those, around 650 people died.
In most accidents involving a school bus, the occupants of the other car are the ones that get injured. This is because of the relative protection a bus offers compare to the much lighter passenger cars. However, anytime a school bus crash happens, parents all over the school district hold their breath until they find out if their children are ok.
One Hospitalized in Laural County School Bus Crash
A school bus and a passenger car collided on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, around 3:45 p.m. According to police, the accident happened in the 6500 block of West Laurel Road when a car slammed into the side of the school bus. No one aboard the bus was seriously injured, and the driver of the car had to be transported to the hospital.
Common Bus Crash Injuries
The vast majority of school bus occupant crash injuries happen when the impact throws those inside around the bus. This is because most school busses don’t have seatbelts. Injuries happen because the victims hit objects inside the bus including bars, seat frames, windows and other victims.
This leads to certain types of injuries, some of which are:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken Facial Bones
- Damage to Teeth
- Broken Wrists
- Broken/Displaced Ribs
- Broken Legs
- Deep Contusions
- Severe Sprains
Bus Crash Liability
Most school bus accidents end up being the fault of the other driver. When that happens, the insurance company for the driver will pay for all injuries and damages. If the fault is the bus driver of a private school, then that school’s insurance will pay for the damages.
However, if the fault is the public school driver’s, then the school will have to pay for the damages. Making a claim against the school is different than a private entity, so it’s best to talk to an attorney who has experience making claims against the school district.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today
Accident victims often wonder if they need an attorney, and the answer is almost always yes. The insurance company agents have years of experience and are good at their job which is to pay you as little as possible or nothing at all. You need someone just as experienced to help you level the field.
Talk to a Louisville Bus Accident Injury Attorney you can trust to be on your side and get you what is yours under the law. The attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, have that knowledge and a combined 100 years’ experience in helping clients get the results they deserve. To discuss your case, call Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC today, at (800) 937-8443 or click here to contact them online.