Recently, seven children were injured in a New Jersey school bus accident when a bus driver lost control of the vehicle. According to a Fox News report, the bus accident occurred on Garden State Parkway in Woodcliff Lake when the bus veered out of control and crashed into the guardrail and some trees. All 14 students on the school bus were evaluated at a nearby hospital and seven of them sustained minor injuries. An investigation is underway to determine why the bus driver lost control of the vehicle.
Families put their trust in bus drivers and schools for providing safe transit for their children. There are many reasons why New Jersey bus accidents occur. In some cases, the accident is the bus driver’s fault. Other bus crashes occur because the buses are not properly maintained by a school district or if the vehicle has a manufacturing flaw. If the accident occurs as a result of driver or the bus company’s fault, then, they could be held liable for the injuries and damages caused by the bus crash. In some cases, the school district can also be held accountable. Compensation may be available for all accident-related medical costs and therapy fees. In cases involving serious injuries, additional compensation may be available for pain and suffering.
The New Jersey bus accident attorneys of Lependorf & Silverstein strive tirelessly to protect the rights of injured victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus crash in New Jersey, please contact our law office by calling 609-240-0040 for a free, comprehensive, and confidential consultation.