According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, since 1998 over 2,000 people have died in school transportation-related crashes — an average of 142 fatalities per year. Since 1998, 149 school-age pedestrians (younger than 19) have died in school transportation-related crashes. Over two-thirds (69 percent) were killed by school buses, 7 percent by vehicles functioning as school buses and 24 percent by other vehicles involved in the crashes. About one-half (47 percent) of all school-age pedestrians killed in school transportation-related crashes were between the ages of 5 and 7.
Losing a loved one or seeing them injured is difficult, but even more so when the loved one is a precious child. Sending our children off to school on a school bus is often safe. However, children can be seriously injured or killed if the driver of the bus or another driver on the roadway is negligent or reckless and causes a collision.
When a child is injured or killed on a West Virginia school bus because of the carelessness of another, there can be difficult legal challenges faced in seeking justice. At the Manchin Injury Law Group in Fairmont, our school bus accident attorneys have the experience and resources to stand beside you, tackle those challenges, and fight for the justice you and your family deserve.
For a free consultation with a lawyer, call us today at (304) 367-1862.
Physical injuries to children can have lasting or sometimes permanent effects on their developing bodies and their developing lives as a whole. At Manchin Injury Law Group, we will investigate a child’s injuries and the future impact those injuries could have. If necessary, we will work with doctors, nurses and other experts to help understand those injuries and to help us fight for the compensation your child deserves.
If your child has been injured or killed in a school bus crash caused by the negligence of the bus driver or another driver, the attorneys at the Manchin Injury Law Group will stand by your side and help you hold the responsible parties accountable.
If your child has been injured or killed in a school bus crash in West Virginia, you don’t have to stand alone. Contact us today at (304) 367-1862. The initial consultation is free, and we bill on a contingency fee basis. That means there is no fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for your child’s injuries.