It is heartbreaking to have your child injured in any accident. It is even harder when the injury is sustained in a school bus accident. The attorneys at TSR Injury Law are waiting to help you in the fight for justice for your child.
If your child has been injured in a school bus accident, you may be eligible to file a claim to seek compensation for their injuries as well as your lost wages from having to care for your child. An experienced Minnesota Personal Injury Attorney will know how to handle your case to achieve the best possible outcome. Call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form. We will be aggressive with them, gentle with you.
School Bus Accident Statistics
There are millions of children that ride the school bus safely every day, every school year. Although they are the safest vehicles on the road, 8 children died in Minnesota in 2007. The greatest risk is getting on /off the bus. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, in 2007 there were:
- 680 school bus accidents
- 7 fatal accidents
- 8 people killed in those 7 school bus accidents
- 126 injury accidents involving a school bus
- 243 people injured in the 126 school bus accidents
School Bus Related Standards and Inspections
In 1971 the Minnesota State Patrol was mandated to perform school bus inspections on every registered school bus in the state. Inspections are performed annually, by seven teams of inspectors. They inspect about 14,000 buses. There are approximately 20,000 endorsed school bus drivers. The drivers are required to have a physical every two years, a criminal background check every four years, and urine and breathalyzer tests are performed at random.
October 21,2008 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration enacted a final rule requiring lap / shoulder belts for small school buses, effective on all buses (10,000 pounds or less) manufactured after October 21, 2011. They are hoping this will provide optimum protection for the students being transported in a school bus.
Contact a Minnesota School Bus Accident Attorney
If your child was injured or died in a school bus accident, you need TSR Injury Law on your side. Our attorneys have years of experience and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive fair compensation. Call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our contact form.