Denver School Bus Accident Lawyer

School buses can result in injuries to children, occupants of other cars, pedestrians and other people on the road. Due to their size, they can cause serious or fatal injuries. Front Range Injury Attorneys helps clients recover maximum compensation in school bus accidents for injured clients and their families. Contact our Denver bus accident attorney for a free case review.

Our Denver personal injury lawyers have experience pursuing school bus operators for injuries. School bus crashes often involve complex legal and factual issues. You need an experienced Denver school bus accident lawyer on your side who knows how to advocate for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. At Front Range Injury Attorneys, we will fight aggressively for your case.

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    Why Choose Front Range Injury Attorneys?

    At Front Range Injury Attorneys we care about helping our clients throughout their cases. We believe clients are best served when our Denver personal injury attorneys participate in their cases from start to finish. We help our clients get the best treatment for their injuries. By building up your case from the beginning, we build a strong case to get the best results.

    No Fee Unless You Win

    Our Denver law firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis. That means you don't pay us until we recover on your case.

    Expertise with school bus accidents

    Our Denver school bus accident lawyers understand your injuries and how to tell your story to the insurance company or a jury.

    Communication is key

    We maintain communication with you through your case. We want you to know what's going on with your case and the work we're doing for you.

    How we can help you

    Watch this video to see managing attorney Adam Kielich discuss school bus accident claims and how our Denver law office can help you recover for your losses.

    Contact our office to discuss your Colorado school bus accident case. We offer free case reviews for injury and accident cases across the state. 

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    Why you need a school bus accident lawyer

    Bus accidents involve several unique components that the typical passenger car versus passenger car typically lack. These unique issues make school bus accidents more complicated to work and create more opportunities for victims to get lost in the process. That is especially true when the victims of an accident are children.

    School buses are large vehicles that present a higher risk of injuries in accidents. People injured in other cars, as a bus passenger, a pedestrian, or cyclist, all face the risk of catastrophic injuries

    Additionally, bus accidents involve complicated liability issues. Buses have special rules on the road, such as use of bus lanes. Schools often alleges other drivers involved in bus accidents share some fault by raising a comparative negligence defense. Public school districts also have special rules for governmental immunity and special procedures must be followed to pursue a claim for damages against the agency. School buses operated by contractors or for private schools can have completely different legal and insurance processes.

    Our experienced school bus accident attorneys will investigate your case and help make the process easier for you by taking on these difficult issues. We will evaluate liability issues and ensure the right processes are followed to get you the compensation you deserve.

    Causes of school bus accidents

    School bus accidents may be less common than other car accidents but as the statistics point out, they occur every year, across Colorado and other states. Common reasons for these collisions include:

    • Distracted driving: distracted driving is always dangerous in any vehicle. With a load of young children who can be disruptive, school bus drivers are at constant risk of distraction.
    • Driver fatigue: school bus drivers are more likely to make mistakes when they are tired and inattentive. They can miss or ignore traffic control devices or make inappropriate turns.
    • Mechanical failure: school buses need regular safety inspections and maintenance to operate properly. Failing to inspect and maintain the vehicle can lead to accidents due to mechanical failure. 
    • Other drivers: school bus accidents are not always caused by bus drivers. Other vehicles, including non-motorized vehicles, can cause accidents or cause drivers to avoid one collision only to cause another accident. 

    Who is liable for Denver school bus accident injuries?

    Liability is an important part of any personal injury case. Under Colorado personal injury law, most claims require the victim to prove another party’s negligence caused the accident. If the bus driver’s negligence caused your car accident, the school or school district employing the driver may be liable for your injuries. If another party, such as another driver, caused the accident, you may have claims to pursue against one or more parties. 

    School buses operated by public school districts, such as Denver Public Schools, follow special rules for personal injury claims. Under these rules, you must perform specific acts within a limited period of time. If you fail to follow these rules strictly, you may lose the right to pursue a claim against the school district.

    Our Denver school bus accident lawyers will investigate your case to determine liability and what procedures are necessary to pursue your case.

    School bus accident statistics

    Studies from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates the following statistics about school transportation collisions:

    • An average of more than 130 fatal school transportation accidents occur annually with an average of slightly more than one fatality per crash
    • Occupants of school buses account for just 9% of fatalities
    • Pedestrians and cyclists account for 20% of fatalities
    • Over 70% of fatalities are occupants of other motor vehicles
    • More than 10 fatal school transportation accidents kill children every year

    These statistics show the danger school bus accidents pose to people involved in the crash. The majority of accident victims are not bus drivers or children inside. Due to the size and weight of school buses, they can inflict serious harm on others, much like other commercial vehicle accidents. 

    Contact our Denver school bus accident attorney today

    If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to a school bus accident, contact Front Range Injury Attorneys today. We have dedicated our legal practice to helping people injured due to the negligence of others. Our Denver school bus accident attorney can help you hold the responsible parties accountable for your injuries and damages. Contact our Denver law firm today.

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