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Parents Should Know About These Buses And Seats

Parents Should Know About These Buses And Seats

It is not all that often that school buses are involved in accidents. Yet, that is not to say that they never occur. Unfortunately, little ones and teenagers can be thrust into harm’s way if the bus driver or another vehicle operator acts negligently. Negligent actions often include things such as…

  • Speeding
  • Failing To Yield The Right Of Way
  • Operating A Vehicle Under The Influence Of Drugs/Alcohol
  • Drowsy Driving
  • Talking/Texting While Behind The Wheel

When such incidents occur, riders are often left with severe injuries like whiplash, broken bones, and lacerations. This means that guardians are left with substantial medical and possibly even therapy expenses to assist their kiddos in overcoming the event. However, the question remains, why should they have to be responsible for paying for injuries that someone else caused? The answer is, they shouldn’t. That is where a D.C. personal injury attorney can help.

These professionals know the ins and out of the complicated legal system. So, put a proven commodity in your corner with a D.C. personal injury attorney from Wingfield, Ginsburg, and Lipp, P.C. The team will obtain witness testimonies, surveillance camera footage, police reports, and more to build the strongest, most persuasive case possible. In turn, the representation will help you recover the compensation that you deserve.

What If Something Else Causes The Injury?

Products are supposed to be safe by the time they make it to the open market. That is not always the case, though. When items cause harm, manufacturers and sellers are held responsible for the damages through a legal concept known as manufacturer liability. With that being said, parents should pay close attention to this next part. Daimler Trucks North America, LLC. is expected to begin recall number FL-832 on December 2, 2019. The 53,528 vehicles in question are 2014-2020 Minotour, Saf-T-Liner HDX, Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner EFX, and Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses.

These units may be equipped with seats containing styrene blocks. As such, in the event of a crash, the pieces might not provide sufficient impact absorption. In other words, the steel frame seat could injure the children or adults onboard. So, all parents and guardians should be made aware of this issue. Then, if their child sustains injuries before the problem is fixed, they will know to call a D.C. personal injury attorney to fight on their family’s behalf.

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