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Dangerous results of a School Bus Accident with a tractor trailerNEW JERSEY SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS

Representing Victims of School Bus Accidents in New Jersey

School Bus Accidents

The school bus is often regarded as a safe, comforting, positive force in communities.  School buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in avoiding crashes and preventing injuries.  They are the safest mode of transportation in getting children back and forth to school.  And they keep an estimated 17.3 million cars off roads surrounding schools each morning.

Most children ride the bus on a daily basis during the school year.  When parents put their children on the bus every morning or the children board the bus in the afternoon, they trust that the driver is ready to safely operate the bus and is fully rested.  They are also assume that the vehicle is maintained, fully operational and mechanically sound.

Unfortunately, the laws are not always followed by bus drivers, bus owners and school districts which sometimes result in tragic consequences. There are many factors as to why school bus accidents occur.

  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Driver Not Fully Rested
  • Unsafe And Aggressive Driving
  • Distraction
  • Mechanical Failure

When a school bus accident occurs, it often results in complex litigation involving multiple plaintiffs and multiple defendants. When the defendants are municipalities and school districts, the legal issues become even more complicated. With so many variables, it is important for victims to seek the counsel of an experienced New Jersey school bus accidents lawyer with the knowledge and resources to navigate through the complexities of the case and secure full compensation for those that have suffered injury or loss.

The law governing bus accidents is highly complex and the statute of limitations (the deadline for you to file a claim) may be shorter than in other types of transportation accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a bus accident, time is of the essence. Therefore, it is important that you contact the New Jersey school bus accidents lawyers at O’Connor, Parson, Lane & Noble immediately.  Contact us online or call at 1-908-928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817 for a free no obligation consultation.