Providence School Bus Accident Attorney
We place 22 million children in school buses every morning and expect them delivered home safely from school, often by school buses. However, occasionally the unthinkable happens during the trip to or from school and our children are injured or worse. In fact, 17,000 children are taken to the Emergency Room from school bus accidents every year. In these cases, there are a number of parties who can be at fault. The experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. know how to navigate the complicated waters of school bus accidents in Providence, Rhode Island.
How Do These Accidents Happen?
These types of accidents can occur in any number of ways. The first, and most obvious, is bus driver error. Adding to the issue, many if not most buses are not equipped with seat belts, increasing the risk of injury to students. Just as in car accident cases, bus drivers have an obligation to drive reasonably, following the rules of the road. Further, when a bus driver stops, the approaching and following vehicles have a duty to stop for the school bus. Every year, children are harmed or killed when vehicles fail to abide by the rules.
When these accidents occur, in addition to state law, there are sometimes federal regulations that must be considered. Furthermore, sometimes a Rhode Island city or municipality played a role in putting the accident into motion. For example, the city has a duty to maintain the streets and street lights. In the event that they did not, complex municipal liability and immunity issues can arise.
In recovering damages from a school bus accident, which can sometimes become complicated. What complicates matters in school bus accidents is that usually there is more than one party at fault. Our attorneys have the skill to investigate the accident, often employing nationally renowned experts, to determine exactly what caused the tragedy. Thus, often negotiations with insurers of the school district, the city, and other vehicle drivers may be necessary. But, in the event the negotiations fail, our aggressive attorneys will not hesitate to file suit on behalf of a child.
Speak With Us
The Resmini Law Offices is a well-respected firm completely dedicated to helping clients who are injured recover what is due. We are proud to have served clients in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Florida for 50 years. For more information, call us at (401) 751-8855 or toll free at 1-855-RESMINI. We would be happy to consult with you in our offices in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Florida, free of charge.