Lake County School Bus Accident Attorney
Every year numerous people are injured or killed in school bus accidents around Lake County. Although they are less common than other motor vehicle accidents, school bus accidents have the potential to be devastating for all involved. Injuries may range from moderate to severe, and are sometimes fatal.
For years the attorneys at Salvi & Maher, L.L.C., have been representing the families of children in Lake County and throughout Northern Illinois who have been injured or killed in school bus accidents. School bus accidents are complex because more than one person may be responsible for the accident. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle these types of cases. Due to our years of practice, we also have the resources and relationships needed to build the strongest case on your behalf. Our goal is to make sure your needs are taken care of now and in the years to come. To schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys, contact our firm online or by phone at 847-662-3303.
Lake County and Lake County Lawyer for Children Injured in School Bus Accidents
The size and weight of school buses make them dangerous for people in passenger vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. They are no less hazardous for people onboard. Despite laws mandating seat belts for other passenger vehicles, children and other passengers are still not required to wear seat belts while riding a school bus, leaving them vulnerable to injury in an accident. Common school bus injuries include:
- Scrapes and bruises
- Head and neck injuries
- Spinal Cord and back injuries
- Fractures and broken bones
Most people underestimate the true cost of recovering from a serious injury. Insurance companies frequently encourage people to settle by trying to convince the injured party that they are making a fair offer. The reality is that most insurance companies are trying to minimize their exposure and will try to close the case by paying the smallest amount that they can. We have extensive experience handling claims with insurance companies.
Our lawyers are dedicated to making sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Over the years, we have built relationships with top medical experts who can provide an accurate picture of your injuries.
Causes of School Bus Accidents in Illinois
Multiple parties may bear responsibility for the accident. At Salvi & Maher, L.L.C., our attorneys will conduct a comprehensive examination of the cause of crash and pursue the maximum recovery from all negligent parties. We utilize a team of experts, including accident investigators to uncover the cause of the accident. School bus accidents may be caused by a number of factors, including:
- Poor driver training and inexperience
- Bus driver intoxication
- Bus driver fatigue
- Reckless driving
- Excessive speed
- Overloaded buses
- Brake failure
- Poorly maintained buses
- Hazardous weather conditions
Unfortunately, a growing number of school bus accidents are caused by drivers of cars and trucks who do not stop for flashing school bus lights. Contact a Child Injury Lawyer With Convenient Offices in Waukegan and Wheaton, Illinois
At Salvi & Maher, L.L.C., we are tenacious advocates who empower our clients by giving them the knowledge and the power to decide what is right for them. Take action today. For a complimentary initial consultation, call us at 847-662-3303. You can also reach us online.
At Salvi & Maher, L.L.C., we collect our fees only when you collect compensation.