No one wants to send their child off on a school bus and not feel that their child is safe. The good news is that school buses are very safe. In fact, your child is statistically safer in a school bus than they are in the family car. However, that does not mean that there are no school bus accidents. What most people do not realize is that the main cause of school bus accidents is entirely preventable. Keep reading to learn what it is and how it is preventable, then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation with an attorney.
There Are a Lot of Things to Worry About When It Comes to Fall 2020
As a parent, you have a long list of things to worry about when sending your child back to school in the fall. First, you must wonder if they can adapt to whatever changes will be made in the light of COVID. Second, you must worry if they will be safe from the virus at school. Finally, you want to make sure they are as safe as possible when they are riding to and from school.
It might seem that driving them yourself is the safest option, but when it comes to accidents, your child is 70 times more likely to get to school without an accident than they are if they are in the family car. Note that this does not take COVID into consideration. It might be best for the time being if you can take them to school so that they are not in close proximity to dozens of other students.
Buses Are Not Invincible
While it is true that your child is generally less likely to be involved in a bus accident than a car accident, this does not mean that their chance of bus accident is zero. In fact, these accidents do occur and they often result in serious injury or even death. This is why it is important to know what the most common cause of a bus accident is and how it can be prevented: Driver distraction.
Distracted Driving is the Main Cause of School Bus Accident
As is becoming more and more true of car accidents, the most common cause of a bus accident is distracted driving. While bus drivers are less likely to be texting while driving, they do have many students in the vehicles, all of whom can be distracted. From dealing with students who are fighting or not sitting down, to helping students who have dropped backpacks or missed their stop, a bus driver has a lot more on their mine than just piloting a bus.
If your child has been involved in a school bus accident then you might be eligible for compensation for your damages. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now to get a free legal consultation and discover what your options are.