Child Passenger Safety / School Bus Accidents
Trust Experienced Los Angeles School Bus Accident Attorneys with Your Child’s Case
Thorough representation for the children of Los Angeles and Southern California
In a perfect world, we would personally transport our children to and from school every day. But personal and professional responsibilities require that we entrust the well-being of our children to others, including school bus drivers. Having your children travel to and from school on their own can be a truly nerve-wracking experience. We want to ensure the safety of our children at all times and turning over that responsibility to another person is difficult.
When you do trust your child to a school bus driver, you have a right to expect your child will safely arrive at school and back home. You reasonably expect them to be safe and secure, though that is not always the case. Accidents can happen while children are embarking, disembarking or riding in a bus. If your child was injured in a bus-related incident, turn to a knowledgeable Los Angeles school bus accident attorney at Taylor & Ring for help today.
Holding bus drivers responsible for their negligent actions
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the school bus driver, another driver or a defective roadway could be at fault for the accident, and therefore the serious injuries of your child. Our firm is committed to investigating these types of accidents to ensure that those who are responsible for your child’s injuries are held accountable. These investigations can be difficult as school administrators and educational facilitators work to keep the details of the incident away from the injured party. When these incidents occur, we routinely investigate:
- If another vehicle was involved, then which driver was at fault
- If the construction of the roadway was sound and adequately maintained
- What the specific circumstances of the incident were
- Testimony from any witnesses present at the time of the accident
- Possible mechanical defects or faults with the bus
- If proper safety precautions were taken by the bus driver or any other supervising officials
- The level of supervision over your child when embarking and disembarking
Our lawyers know how to employ techniques for the disclosure of valuable information. We also maintain resources that enable us to benefit from the assistance of experts in the areas of vehicle mechanics and crashes. These professionals assist us to identify all responsible parties and establish a case for high-value compensation. When conducting our investigations, we also look for signs of the following driver misconduct:
- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while fatigued or sleepy
- Driving distracted by using a cell phone or texting while operating the bus
- Failing to follow traffic laws
- Driving aggressively
- Failing to drive in a manner that is reasonable for roadway conditions
Finding evidence of these circumstances is only the first part of a bus accident claim for damages. The nature of these cases places them under strict guidelines and filing requirements. Trust our knowledgeable Los Angeles bus accident injury lawyers to properly guide you through the process of your case.
Why a skilled attorney is important for your case
Most schools are classified as public entities, so the state of California implements specific filing deadlines for instituting a claim. Time is of the essence in these cases, and failing to meet these tight deadlines can keep you from ever seeking compensation for your child’s injuries. That is why is it imperative to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the injury-causing accident.
While we diligently work to secure a compensation award, our lawyers also care about the wellbeing of your child. We understand how traumatic and difficult the litigation process can be, especially for young children. So, we work to protect them from the stress of these intimidating proceedings as much as possible. If an acceptable settlement is possible, we will diligently pursue this option. But our skilled attorneys are also willing to litigate your case if it becomes necessary to secure the compensation your child deserves. We know how devastating it must feel to be told your child was in a bus crash, and we are committed to resolving the situation as comprehensively as possible.
Trust us to handle the complexities of your child’s bus accident case in Los Angeles
There are countless reasons your child’s school bus accident may have occurred. At Taylor & Ring, we are determined to find out how it could have been prevented and who was negligent in their responsibilities. You can rest assured that no matter what the circumstances were, we can help you find answers. Call our office at 310-776-6390 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your options and discuss your case with a Los Angeles child passenger safety attorney.
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