(PRWEB) March 27, 2014 -- CBS Local News reported (9 Hurt When School Bus Overturns in Brooklyn Crash with Taxi, March 10, 2014) that a school bus collided with a taxi at Halsey Street and Marcy Avenue in Bedford-Stuvyesant, causing the bus full of children to flip over. According to the report, with the bus on its side, the children were trapped inside as witnesses rushed to try to pull them out. According to the report, six children and three adults were injured, though none of the injuries were reported as life threatening.
According to the report, the horrific accident was caught on video, where viewers can see the moment of impact between the two vehicles and the ensuing wreck.
“First of all, it is extremely fortunate that nobody was killed in this accident,” said Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP. “The video is horrifying and I can only imagine what the parents of these children must feel when they see their babies’ bus flipping over. If what the residents are claiming is true, that this is indeed a particularly dangerous intersection, hopefully this accident will serve as a wake-up call to officials that the time is now to do something about it. Ignoring safety concerns, especially when children are involved, is simply not acceptable. ”
“Also important for the parents of these children and or parents of children who have been injured in other accidents involving school buses, is to know that that they have rights under the law and potential claims to file for compensation. However, filing a claim is complicated, and in this instance, where there are multiple parties involved, including a public school bus, knowing what claims to bring against which parties is something best done with the guidance of an expert. Children under 18 have most of the same rights as adults in regards to compensation for their injuries, but children cannot file a claim their own. A parent or guardian must file the claim on their child’s behalf. Cases where children are injured are particularly emotional and sensitive, and hiring a compassionate, knowledgeable attorney can at least offer the peace of mind that claims are being pursued correctly and vigorously. While you care for your child, let an attorney look out for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve,” said Munawar.
If you or your child has been injured in an accident involving a school bus in New York, you should contact a New York school bus injury lawyer today at 212.400.4000 to receive information about the your rights under the law and how to pursue claims for the compensation you deserve.
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Ashley Andrews-Santillo, Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP, (212)-400-4000, [email protected]