Philadelphia School Bus Accident Attorney
Representing Victims Of School Bus Accidents In Pennsylvania
The school bus injury attorneys at the Philadelphia law firm of The Levin Firm understand that representing school bus accident victims requires particular skills and knowledge, as well as an ability to understand your rights. Our Philadelphia accident lawyers fight to recover the many types of damages and compensation to which our clients are entitled, including medical expenses, hospital bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost earnings, future wage losses, lost earnings capacity, physical disabilities, scars, losses of limbs, brain and head injuries, emotional distress, depression, anxiety, grief, and pain and suffering.
Our school bus injury attorneys understand these issues and work with our clients, their friends and family, as well as their doctors, psychologists, long-term care planners, and others—to ensure that our clients receive not only the finest legal representation, but also the finest support and medical care.
School Bus Accident Statistics
Every year in the United States, school buses provide almost nine-million student trips, carrying 24 million students to and from schools, field trips, and extracurricular activities. We put our children’s lives in the hands of school bus drivers, and expect them to handle this precious cargo safely and with a high degree of skill and care. Nonetheless, school buses are not immune from traffic accidents, sometimes due to the fault of bus drivers, and sometimes due to the fault of another vehicle’s driver.
School bus accidents are likely to cause injuries to their passengers. Due to their small sizes, students, especially young children, are more likely to receive injuries than adults. Most school buses are not equipped with seat belts, which also leads to the potential for more injuries. Furthermore, school buses, which are often overcrowded and require students to sit three to a seat, sit in the aisle, or stand, lend themselves to more serious injuries in the event of accidents.
Because of their large sizes and heavyweights, school buses that get into accidents are also likely to cause serious or fatal injuries to pedestrians or occupants of other vehicles. In fact, of all of those killed in school bus-related accidents since 1990, only 9 percent were passengers in the school buses.