Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin have filed suit on behalf of three minor children who were involved in a school bus accident on their way home from day care. Their injuries were a result of a rollover incident in which eye witnesses believe to be caused by excessive speeding and swerving on behalf of the bus driver. The case was filed in Laredo, Texas the city in which the bus company owners are based.
Every day, there are an estimated 22 million children who ride in school buses on their commute to and from school and other extracurricular activities such as sporting events, church or youth activities. Sadly, with so many students riding within these large vehicles, if there is an accident, many students and adults lives are placed in jeopardy. Those on the bus are not the only ones at risk of injury or death from a bus accident, due to a buses size and weight many people around the vehicle may be harmed as well; both other drivers and pedestrians alike.
Statistics gathers by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration claim that since 1998 to 2008 there were 1,564 people killed in school bus related incidents, about 142 deaths per year. These studies show that the majority of the deaths (70%) were not of people in the bus itself but rather the occupants in the other vehicles while 20% of the fatalities were pedestrians and 8% were bus occupants. The NHTSA concludes that annually there are about 19 school age deaths per year, 14 of them as pedestrians and 5 as school bus occupants.
If your minor has been involved in a school bus related accident, do not hesitate in taking legal action and call a Houston personal injury lawyer at Arnold & Itkin LLP. Whether your child was a victim of wrongful death or has been injured in any way due to a bus related accident, our firm will aggressively fight on your behalf in order to receive the compensation you need for their injuries. Contact us immediately to learn more about how our team can fight for your family!