School Bus Accidents – You Deserve Full Compensation August 15, 2020 by Robbins Law, P.C. Although we’ve all seen the terrifying videos of drunk school bus drivers and the screaming children they are driving, that is far from the norm and certainly not a common cause of school bus accidents. When a school bus crashes, it is most often occupants of other vehicles involved who are seriously injured. The majority of children injured in school bus accidents are injured when boarding and exiting the bus. If you or you child has been injured in a school bus accident, talk to an experienced bus accident attorney right away. Illegal Passing of School Buses Illegal passing of school busses poses a danger to kids head to and from the bus, as well as other pedestrians. School buses have an extendable stop sign and flashing lights, used to alert driver approaching from behind and oncoming traffic to stop and wait for children to cross. Cars heading both directions are required to stop and wait until the lights stop flashing and the sign has been retracted. Types of School Bus Accidents In addition to children being hit by cars when boarding and exiting the bus, kids can get injured without a collision due to sudden maneuvers and other causes. Most school buses are not equipped with safety belts. Some common types of school bus accidents include: Collision with another vehicleCollision with a stationary objectDoor closing on a child as they enter or exit the busBus stops suddenly, causing a child to fallPedestrian dragged by school busPedestrian hit by school busPedestrian hit by another vehicle School bus accident injuries can be life-altering, if your child survives. You and you child need full compensation to pay for the lifetime costs of the injuries. School bus accident cases are complex and may involve suing the school district and/or another government entity. You’ll need the help of an experienced and tenacious bus accident attorney. If you or someone you love has been injured in a school bus accident, in Sandy Springs, Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia, contact Robbins & Associates, right away by calling 800-772-5555 or contacting us online.