Pascoe Law FirmSchool Bus Accident
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.
School Bus Accident Lawyer
Causes of School Bus Accidents
Between 2000-2009, there were 1,386 fatalities involving school vehicle crashes. Over half of these collisions involved two-vehicle accidents, with the occupants of the other vehicles making up 72% of the deaths. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) cites the top four reasons for school bus accidents. These included accidents where only the school bus was involved in a single-vehicle fatality crash as:
- Striking a fixed object
- Person falling from the vehicle
- Vehicle overturning
- Bus hitting a train or other non-fixed object
Loading And Unloading Children From The School Bus
One of the most significant dangers to children on the school bus is not the ride itself, but getting safely on and off the bus. Of the children fatally injured in a school bus accident between 2000-2009, most were either on foot or a bicycle when struck by the bus or another vehicle.
- 73% of the children killed were struck by the school bus,
- 34% of those fatally injured were hit by a bus going straight,
- 22% were killed when the bus was leaving a parking space or in a lane of traffic,
- 15% of the children were killed when the bus made a turn.
Bus Driver Negligence Resulting In Injuries To Students
Injuries from School Bus Crashes
A child injured as a result of negligence can be a very hard experience for any parent and family. When a child is hurt, parents or guardians of a minor under the age of 18 can bring a claim or lawsuit on the child’s behalf. School bus accidents can result in injuries such as:
- Fractures (broken bones), sometimes so sever they require surgical repair.
- Head and brain injuries.
- Back & neck injuries, otherwise known as whiplash.
- In some cases, death.
Who’s Responsible for Injuries to a Child in a School Bus Accident in Texas?
School Bus Accident Lawyer Serving Houston, League City, and Across Texas
Attorney, John D. Pascoe and the Pascoe Law Firm, is responsible for the content on this website, principal office and only office located in Friendswood, Texas. Servicing: Alvin, Angleton, Austin, Bayou Vista, Bacliff, Beaumont, Baytown, Brookside Village, Brownsville, Clear Lake, Chambers County, Columbus, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Danbury, Dickinson, Deer Park, El Lago, Friendswood, Fresno, Fort Bend County, Fort Worth, Galveston, Galveston County, Galveston Island, Harlingen, Harris County, Hitchcock, Houston, Jefferson County, Kemah, Lake Jackson, La Marque, La Porte, League City, Laredo, Liberty County, Manvel, McAllen, Montgomery County, Nassau Bay, Orange, Pasadena, Port Bolivar, Port Arthur, Pearland, Rio Grande Valley, Rosharon, Santa Fe, San Antonio, San Leon, Seabrook, Shoreacres, Sienna Plantation, South Houston, South Padre Island, Southbelt Ellington, Taylor Lake Village, Texas City, Tiki Island, Victoria, Webster, Weihmar and throughout Texas.