Reassuringly, school bus accidents are somewhat rare.
Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) February 13, 2013
Witnesses reported that an SUV turned left into the path of an oncoming Indianapolis school bus, reported WTHR. The bus broadsided the sport utility vehicle, leaving the SUV driver in critical condition. News of a school bus accident may leave many parents shaken, say Indianapolis accident lawyers at Sevenish Law.
“Parents trust these vehicles with so many young lives. As worrying, many of these accidents could be prevented,” said Randy Sevenish, founder of Sevenish Law. “Reassuringly, school bus accidents are somewhat rare.”
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says school buses are the safest mode of transportation for students travelling to and from school.
An estimated 26 million elementary and secondary U.S. school children ride school buses daily. The NHTSA calculated that 350 to 475 children (4%) are seriously injured in school bus accidents annually. Six children on average are fatally injured inside school buses annually.
Police say there were 19 North Central High School students on the bus at the time of the Indianapolis school bus crash. Three of them suffered minor injuries.
“The cause of many serious school bus related injuries and fatalities is driver negligence, either the negligence of the bus driver or the driver of another vehicle involved in the accident,” said Sevenish.
To prove negligence, the evidence needs to show that one of the drivers acted in an irresponsible manner.
If your child was injured as a result of the negligence of a bus driver or a driver who hit a school bus, contact Sevenish Law Firm at (800) 278-9200.
About Sevenish Law Firm:
Sevenish Law is a law firm that serves clients throughout the Indianapolis, Indiana area, and state-wide for that matter, by providing quality, aggressive and compassionate legal representation for serious injuries caused by a motor vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle crash, wrongful death and other negligence claims including law enforcement and public safety officers injured in an on-duty or off-duty crash.
Randall Sevenish has represented injury victims since 1985. Before practicing law, Sevenish was a captain in the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. He founded the county’s SWAT team, attended the FBI Academy, and was honored as “Police Officer of the Year” by the City of Indianapolis for his efforts as a police instructor. Law enforcement, as well as his martial arts training and his deep religious faith, shaped his character, and gave Sevenish valuable life and practical skills, well beyond law school, that he employs in seeking aggressive and spirited compensation for his clients.