School Bus Accidents
School buses hold a unique place in the driving landscape, with special protections in all driving scenarios and the trust of parents with their children before and after school. Although most school buses may hold up well in accident situations, there are moments in which riding on a school bus makes accidents exceptionally dangerous.
Drivers who pass parked school buses risk taking more points on their license than for any other crimes on the road, as passing a bus presents enormous dangers to the students traveling from home to school. Crashing into the side of a bus presents drivers of automobiles with serious dangers, but also exposes the students on the bus to possible injuries associated with buses’ lack of seatbelts and increased elevation. Among the most common injuries to school bus accident survivors are whiplash-associated harms, but a bus crash presents students with a host of possible wounds. Such situations are especially unfortunate because the students have no responsibility for what happens to them in school bus accidents. The North Carolina and South Carolina personal injury attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson are experienced in protecting the interests of the victims of these type of accidents.
In cases where the school bus driver caused the accident, insurance policies held by the school system should be in place to protect the students injured. Cases in which another driver is responsible for injuries suffered by students should be covered by the insurance policies required of those drivers, as laws in the Carolinas require those at fault in accident situations to cover the costs of the accident’s victims.
No matter who caused the accident, if you (or your child) were injured in an accident involving a school bus, you may be entitled to a significant benefits package covering the costs of medical treatment and other expenses resulting from the situation. You should be wary of any immediate contact from the insurance company representing whichever party caused these injuries, as insurance companies are usually quick to seek settlements in an attempt to keep their costs down (they do, after all, serve their profit interests first and foremost).
The accident attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson serve only people like you, we never represent insurance companies. Regardless of the causes or effects of the accident that caused you injury and hardship, we have the resources and experience to help get you the benefits you may deserve as a result of your injuries. While the insurance company may not be out to provide for you the way it claims it will, we are experienced in providing the knowledge and support you need to navigate the complex legal and insurance systems surrounding a school bus accident and the injuries it may have caused. We urge you to call us today.FREE CASE EVALUATION
Were you injured in a crash with an uninsured/underinsured motorist in North Carolina or South Carolina? Contact Grimes Teich Anderson today at 800.533.6845 and ask for your free consultation with a personal injury attorney, or fill out the online case evaluation form on our website.
Grimes Teich Anderson LLP has law offices located in Spartanburg, Greenville, and Gaffney, South Carolina and Asheville, Waynesville, Rutherfordton, Spruce Pine, and Franklin, North Carolina.