CHILDREN IN CAR ACCIDENTS
Crash-related injuries are a leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You may be one of the most cautious drivers on the road, but nobody can control the behavior of other drivers. At our firm, we have seen children suffering with terrible injuries. We have represented children who suffered dislocated joints, concussions, broken teeth, and fractured limbs. Paralysis or facial disfigurement cause life-long physical and emotional trauma to a child and the child’s family. Hiring a compassionate personal injury lawyer who understands what it is like to care for a child does make a difference. We pride ourselves on our work ethic, our knowledge of the court system, and our ability to communicate a winning case, but most of all we pride ourselves on our ability to communicate with our injured clients.
When you send your children off to school in the morning, you rely on the bus driver to keep everyone safe. Unfortunately, school bus accidents happen. In some cases, an accident occurs because the driver makes an error or disobeys local traffic laws. Because bus accidents typically involve several children, they are more complicated than an accident involving two cars. Our lawyers know how to investigate bus crashes and hold the right people responsible. Depending on the cause of the accident, we may be able to go after the school district, the bus driver, or the manufacturer of the school bus. As personal injury attorneys we are hired to hold the right people accountable for the injuries they cause.
O.C.G.A. §40-6-163 explains when drivers must stop for school buses.
- If a school bus stops on a two-lane road or a four-lane road that does not have a median, all traffic must stop. This applies to drivers on both sides of the road.
- If a school bus stops on a four-lane road that has a median, only the traffic behind the bus must stop.
If a school bus accident occurs because a driver does not stop when required, we can go after the driver in court.