A school bus driver rear-ends a dump truck. A bus company fails to perform required safety checks and the brakes fail when needed. A motorist passes a school bus when the stop flag was out, hits a student and causes fatal injuries. A child with special needs is unsupervised, falls, and is badly hurt. Who will be held responsible for these tragic accidents?

A community has no higher responsibility than to protect its children and the public employees who serve them. Attorneys at our Mineola, New York, personal injury firm, the Law Offices of Louis D. Stober, Jr., L.L.C., are prepared to hold those responsible for school bus accidents accountable for the losses suffered by students, bus company employees, and other injured parties.

The Steps We Take To Help You Recover

When handling a school bus accident claim, we begin by identifying causes contributing to the accident. The attorneys look for factors such as driver error, negligent maintenance on the part of the bus company, the school district's failure to provide adequate supervision for children with special needs, a drunk driver's negligence, or defective equipment.

It is then necessary to determine the full extent of our client's injuries, a sensitive and difficult calculation. The attorneys call on medical and economic experts to present compelling testimony to the insurance company and jury regarding the impact on a child's life of an injury and related factors such as:

  • a spinal cord trauma or injury that results in a permanent disability such as paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • a traumatic brain injury
  • multiple fractures
  • facial crushing or scarring
  • the projected cost of life care in a nursing home
  • the loss of companionship suffered by the child's family
  • the loss of the victim's potential earnings

Find Out About Your Legal Options

If your child was injured in a handicap/disability van or school bus accident, it is important to file any claim within strict time limits. Please call 877-791-8076 or e-mail our Mineola, New York, office to arrange a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers. It is our goal to see that every client at our firm recovers full and fair compensation for his or her loss.