Many parents rely on the school bus to safely transport their children to and from school. Though, there are unfortunate incidents in which school buses collide with other vehicles or fixed objects. And when this occurs, children can incur serious injuries and damages. Continue reading to learn what injuries and damages are associated with a school bus accident and how an experienced Pasco County, Florida bus accident lawyer at Wendy Doyle-Palumbo, Esq. can help you in recuperating them.

What injuries may come with a school bus accident?

Injuries associated with a school bus accident may be as minor as a concussion or as detrimental as fatality. This all depends on the severity of the collision. The most common injuries that come in the aftermath of this type of accident are as follows:

  • Cuts and bruises.
  • Whiplash.
  • Traumatic brain injuries.
  • Soft tissue injuries.
  • Loss of feeling or movement in limbs.
  • Herniated discs.
  • Compressed vertebrae.
  • Broken ribs or other bones.
  • Internal bleeding.
  • Organ damage.

What damages can I recover for my child’s accident?

If your child has been made a victim of a school bus accident due to another party’s negligent acts, then you hold the right to file a personal injury claim on their behalf.

In life and the courtroom, you must serve as your child’s advocate. Therefore, for this claim, you must represent your child, testify in court, appear at depositions, and overall make important decisions for them throughout these proceedings. Most of all, you must take the responsibility of satisfying the burden of proof, which means collecting a sufficient amount of evidence that ties your child’s injuries and damages directly to the carelessness of another party.

You may require a great deal of compensation to help your child heal from their injuries. So, with a successful claim, you may be able to recuperate the following economic and non-economic damages for the sake of your child:

  • The cost of incidental expenses.
  • The cost of your lost wages due to becoming your child’s full-time caregiver.
  • The cost of your child’s projected lost earning capacity due to permanent injuries.
  • The cost of your child’s medical bills:
    • Hospital bills and doctor’s visits.
    • Required surgeries, treatments, and physical therapies.
    • Prescription medications.
    • Handicap equipment and devices.
  • Your child’s psychological or emotional trauma:
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder.
    • Insomnia.
    • Anxiety or depression.
    • New phobias.

With all that being said, you must consult with a skilled Pasco County, Florida auto accident lawyer as soon as possible. We will go as far as helping you determine whether you have to file a notice of claim and what your other deadlines are. Overall, we will guide you through the many important steps of your personal injury claim. So call to schedule your free initial consultation with us today.