Liability in School Bus Accidents
"Who is liable for the school bus accident that injured my son?"
There are many parties that may be held liable for your son's injuries from an Atlanta bus accident, including the bus driver. If the bus driver was found negligent and participating in distracted driving, aggressive driving, excessive speeding, or other careless behaviors, then he or she could be held liable for your son's injuries.
In the case of a school bus accident, schools and school districts may be liable for children's injuries as well. Most often, school budgets are stretched so tight that bus maintenance may not be a top priority. If lack of maintenance caused the crash, then the school and/or school district may be responsible. In addition to them, there may be other parties to consider for liability.
For example, if defective tires were found to be the cause of the accident, then the tire company may be held liable for your son's injuries. Although an Atlanta school bus accident can be caused by a negligent bus driver, the crash also can occur due to another driver's negligence. It is critical for you to talk with a skilled Atlanta personal injury lawyer about your bus accident claim in order to go after everyone who may be liable for your son's injuries.