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School Bus Accidents Can Result in Serious Injuries

School busWhen parents send their children off to school, they expect them to return home safely. Unfortunately, things do not always go as expected. Accidents do happen, and one recently occurred in California. Four children and one adult were injured in that crash. Thankfully, none of the injuries were major, but bus crashes can and do often result in serious injuries. If one has happened to your child, the following information can help.

Common Injuries Sustained in Bus Accidents

Although buses are considered to be relatively safe, injuries can and do happen. To make matters worse, children are often more likely to sustain serious injury than adults. Some of the most commonly injuries sustained by children include:

  • Whiplash,
  • Head injury,
  • Broken bones,
  • Spinal injury,
  • Lacerations,
  • Soft tissue injuries,
  • Internal bleeding,
  • Damage to internal organs, and
  • Wrongful death.

There are also other, less common injuries that can occur during a bus crash. For example, some children may experience the loss of a limb, loss of their eyesight because of trauma to the eye or optic nerve, or injuries to the ear that can cause partial or complete hearing loss after the accident.

Immediately After the Accident

Children who have experienced a serious injury in a school bus crash are generally sent directly to the hospital. Uninjured children - or those that appear to be uninjured - will usually be sent home. Because adrenaline can mask pain and/or symptoms of injury, parents should still ensure their child is seen by a doctor. Taking your child to the doctor can also ensure that any injuries are documented. This documentation can then serve as a form of evidence in your personal injury case. You should also retain receipts for medical treatment, medications, and transportation costs.

Pursuing Compensation for Your Child

If your child has recently been injured in a school bus crash, it is important that you take action as soon as possible. Your child’s injuries can and should be compensated for, but there is a statute of limitations, and the clock is already ticking. So do not delay. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for guidance and assistance today.

At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP, we fight for the rights and best interests of accident victims. In every situation, we pursue the most favorable outcome possible. Get the representation you and your child deserve and contact our San Jose personal injury lawyers for a consultation. Call us at (408) 289-1417 today.

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