Most parents expend a great deal of effort to ensure that their sons and daughters are protected from exposure to needless safety hazards. Once children begin attending school, however, there is a significant portion of the day during their parents cannot supervise them. We should be able to trust school district personnel to guard children’s welfare. Unfortunately, that faith is sometimes betrayed by negligence that leads to catastrophes such as school bus accidents.
If your child has been hurt while riding the bus to or from school or a school-related activity, then it might be appropriate for you to consider filing a legal action. Contact the Clearwater car accident lawyers of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, PLLC at 727-441-9030 to speak with a dedicated and experienced attorney about your child’s injuries.
A Variety of Risks
The following are some potential threats to your child’s safety:
- Negligent hiring by the school district
- Inadequate supervision
- Lack of sufficient maintenance
- Intoxicated or reckless driving
- Drowsy driving
- Lack of proper training and licenses
School bus drivers have a complicated job to perform. They must safely operate a massive vehicle while also carefully monitoring the actions and behaviors of dozens of children. But there is no room for error, because the consequences of mistakes can be devastating. Therefore only the most highly qualified individuals should be hired.
Your child deserved to experience the joys of school or an extracurricular activity without becoming injured due to a trusted party’s negligence. Contact the lawyers of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, PLLC at 727-441-9030 if your child has been hurt while riding a school bus.