New Jersey Bus Accident Attorneys
According to data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), over 300 people are killed every year in bus-related accidents, with around 150 deaths per year resulting from school bus accidents alone. Additionally, over 17,000 children are sent to the emergency room each year following their involvement in school bus accidents. Significant property damage can also result from bus accidents. With statistics like this, you are likely to have a lot on your plate following any involvement in a bus accident, whether you are faced with the loss of a loved one or a bodily injury to you or a family member.
At a time like this, it is crucial to contact an experienced plaintiff’s lawyer in order to relieve yourself of the burden of addressing the legalities of recovering just compensation for any injuries, deaths, or property damages you have suffered as a result of your involvement in a bus accident. Our skilled and knowledgeable team of accident lawyers at Keefe Bartels can thoroughly review all aspects of your case and in order to help you successfully navigate the complex legal landscape of your accident claim to help you win fair compensation. If you or a loved one have suffered any type of loss as a result of a bus accident, our plaintiff’s attorneys are ready to put decades of skill, knowledge, and a winning track record to work for you, advocating zealously for the best possible outcome on your behalf.
What To Do If You Are Involved In A Bus Accident
If you or a loved one have been affected by a bus accident, the first thing to do is seek immediate medical attention. At the same time, it should also be a priority to locate and begin working with the right plaintiff’s accident attorney, in order to ensure that your case is in good hands from the start and fair compensation can be effectively pursued. Since bus accidents can be very traumatic in addition to often causing serious injuries, it is important to work with an attorney who has significant experience handling this type of matter and not only understands how to interpret and apply applicable bus regulations, but also understands what you are going through and how best to help you navigate the legal landscape of your claim while also making sure not to neglect your potentially fragile mental and emotional state.
It can also be extremely important to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible, as applicable statutes of limitations may limit the amount of time you have to file your lawsuit, after which your rights are automatically relinquished. At Keefe Bartels, our experienced team of plaintiff’s attorneys will thoroughly review the details of your accident to ensure that every opportunity for compensation is pursued, from potential damages for your pain and suffering, to reimbursement for medical treatment costs and lost earnings. We may also be able to pursue criminal charges against drivers at fault in the case of wrongful death, in order to make sure justice is served to the full extent of the law.
School Bus Accidents
With over twenty million children transported by school bus each day in our nation, the risk of accidents that affect our nation’s youth is ever present. Although all states throughout the country have instituted laws requiring drivers to maintain safe driving practices around school buses, unfortunately drivers all too often violate these laws, putting our children at a higher risk of injuries and accidents. However, there are some things that parents can do to help maintain a safe environment for their school bus riding children, and protect their children from these risks to the extent possible. We recommend that you talk with your children to designate a safe waiting area at the bus stop, away from busy roads and traffic, and set rules for your children at the bus stop such as waiting for the bus to stop completely before approaching the bus, walking away from the bus promptly upon disembarking, and staying aware of traffic in the area of the bus stop.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a bus accident, contact us right away so that we can help you understand your rights and begin building a strong case to seek just compensation on your behalf. Call us at 877-ATTY-247 or contact us via email for your free consultation today.