School Bus Accidents
Any accident takes a toll both mentally and physically, but school bus accidents in Miami are even more alarming. It’s simply because we understand that often we are dealing with children who had full lives left to live but may have found themselves in a position unable to do so due to injuries sustained or oftentimes death. These accidents are immensely devastating to our clients and our entire community, which is why our attorneys go far beyond the call of duty to ensure that the culpable party provides the greatest compensation possible for injuries involving school buses.
With over 100 years of cumulative experience, the attorneys at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. are prepared to fight for the rights your child or injured relative deserves. We’ve seen many cases involving school bus accidents in Miami and can use precedent to support your claim to compensation. Whether the accident occurred on the bus, on the street, or inside another vehicle, we can help. The party at fault must be held responsible for its actions. Oftentimes, the party’s employer may be brought into the claim as well.Important Statistics Involving School Bus Accidents
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 1000 school transportation-related accidents have occurred over a period of 10 years. This includes an average of 137 fatalities per year as a result of these accidents, with 2/3rds of the deceased being individuals outside of the bus.
What this suggests is that a large majority of accidents were caused by drivers that, for one reason or another, struck pedestrians and other vehicles, causing too many deaths. Even more tragic is that forty percent of these deaths were of children aged five to seven years old.What You Can Do
Your family has a right to seek compensation for your loss, regardless of how large or small the sustained injuries are. As with any government-run system, the Miami School Bus transportation system is heavily regulated and obligated to providing the highest possible care for its patrons. What this means is that even greater scrutiny of the circumstances will be given in order to ascertain exactly what transpired the day of the accident.
A key piece of evidence aside from eyewitnesses is the video footage captured by the bus’s security cameras. Although also installed to help document cases of abuse or misconduct, often these videos help to demonstrate who was at fault at the accident scene. Our expert attorneys and their helpful investigative counterparts are well aware of the benefit that these cameras can provide and are prepared to demand the footage when needed.
Ensuring you receive compensation for your personal loss or that of a family member is our utmost priority. We have helped many families over the years to seek their rightfully deserved compensation when filing personal injury claims. We are prepared to do the same for you. Simply give us a call at 877-448-8585, or contact us online, to schedule your free and confidential consultation for your school bus accident in Miami. We are here for you and are willing to discuss all of the options at your disposal. Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning that attorney’s fees are only paid when there is a successful resolution of the claim.