A terrifying school bus accident that sent one child to the ER with a broken leg has parents everywhere questioning the safety of the adults with whom they trust their children. The child, whose name was not released to the media, was on a bus travelling through East Brunswick New Jersey on the morning of January 16th when the bus driver failed to stop in time and rear-ended a mass transit bus.
The bus was taking 14 students to a Jewish school in East Brunswick at the time of the crash. All the victims were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
No one can predict the outcome of New York City school bus accidents. Some are minor but some unfortunately, are not. With thousands of school buses shuttling a significant portion of the 1.8 million children in NYC every day, the threat of a serious school bus accident in New York City is very real.
When parents hand the safety of their children over to bus drivers, they expect their children will arrive at school safely. However, as several high-profile bus accidents around the country have shown, that’s not always the case. Distracted, reckless, and even mentally unstable school bus drivers have caused hundreds of children serious injuries that have resulted in not only lost time from their valuable schoolwork, but also in long recovery and rehabilitative periods for those injuries. While no-fault insurance will cover most if not all of the child’s hospital and medical expenses, the child must still withstand the pain and suffering of the injuries the child sustained in the accident.
If your child has been injured in a school bus accident in New York City, the law is on your side. The bus driver, school district or transportation company have a duty to keep your child safe and if they fail in that, they can be held liable. Contact an experienced New York City school bus accident attorney today. Call the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel at 800-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 to get help right now.