School Bus Accidents in Rhode Island and Massachusetts Attorney
Twelve thousand children are injured each year in school bus related accidents. Over 23 million school children ride school buses daily in the United States, twice a day. From 1996 through 2006, 159 school children were killed in school transportation related crashes.
One-half of these fatalities involved children between the ages of 5 and 7. About 350 to 475 bus-related injuries to children every year are serious and involve broken bones, head trauma, or other significant bodily injuries.
It is imperative that you contact an attorney immediately as many cases require the use of accident re- constructionists or bio-mechanists to determine liability and the cause of the injuries suffered by the victim. This investigation often requires that the bus be examined immediately as well as the site of the accident before there are any modifications of the site or repair of the bus.
Bus accidents can be caused by many contributing factors including driver negligence, bad weather, dangerous roadways and improper maintenance.
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