TEXAS SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENT LAWYER
When your child has suffered an injury on a school bus it changes the lives of your family dramatically. It can be confusing and stressful enough for the average family to deal with hospital and doctor bills, let alone navigating the legal issues involved with bringing a claim against a school district. When your child sustains an injury on a school bus, you may not know where to turn for assistance. Understanding the basic legal remedies and rights of school bus passengers can help you learn your own options. There is a deadline to file notice of a claim that varies from thirty days to six months depending on the county where the school district is located. Always consult with an experienced Texas school bus accident lawyer for professional advice concerning your case as soon as possible.
What Damages Can I Recover After a School Bus Accident?
One of the most common questions a parent has after their child suffers an injury on a school bus is in regards to what damages can be recovered. If your child has been injured in a school bus collision, you may have a claim against school district and others for the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of quality of life
- Other damages
If your loved one has been killed in a school bus collision, you may have a wrongful death claim for the following damages:
- Lost economic contributions
- Loss of care and companionship
- Funeral expenses
- Other damages
The Law in Texas for School Bus Collision Cases
School bus drivers must obey all traffic laws and Texas Transportation Code. Because school buses are considered “common carriers” the driver must use utmost caution when driving these vehicles in order to ensure the safety of the students on board. The school district must properly maintain school buses. Additionally, the school district must hire, train and supervise qualified drivers.
Notice of a claim against a school district must be brought timely and meet the strict notice requirements set forth under Texas law. Failure to file the timely or proper notice of a claim could result in the loss of the ability to recover damages against the school district. It is imperative that the parent of a child injured on a school bus provide the school district with notice of a claim within the deadlines required under Texas law.
If your child has been in a school bus accident, contact an experienced school bus accident lawyer at the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert. Board Certified Personal Injury attorney Aaron Herbert has recovered millions for accident victims and their families. For a free consultation, call 24/7 to (214) 200-HURT or click HERE to fill out the online, attorney-consultation form. The consultation is free and there is no fee or expense until we win the case.