Just this week, a tragic school bus accident in Chesterfield, NJ claimed the life of an 11 year old girl. Her sisters were also seriously injured, as well as many others.
Several online news outlets have reported that the school bus and a dump truck collided at an intersection which is known for prior accidents.
Side impact accidents involving school buses often result in serious injuries and this particular accident is an unfortunate example. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the injured.
We've chosen this accident as an example to help educate the public about some of the laws in New Jersey with respect to bus accidents. Part of our jobs as injury lawyers is making sure that the cases we handle and the outcomes achieved help push product manufacturers or government agencies to do the right thing and change product designs or manufacturing processes or change dangerous intersection designs. This is to help avoid future injuries and deaths in similar accidents.
Based on our review of the news reports and current investigations, the following are the potential claims which could result from this accident:
- negligence claims against the dump truck driver,
- negligence claims against school bus operator/owner,
- negligence/product liability claims against the school bus manufacturer,
- negligence/product liability claims against the school bus seat belt manufacturer,
- negligence claims against the local government agency for dangerous roadway conditions.
To read about each one, access our free legal article about the kinds of claims viable in New Jersey school bus accident cases
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a school bus accident in the New Jersey area, call our New Jersey injury lawyers for a free consultation. Proper investigation into all liable parties is crucial to obtaining full compensation for your child's serious injuries. Our lawyers work with a team of accident reconstruction experts, product manufacturing evalutation experts, and crashworthiness experts to assess liability in these kinds of cases. Our lawyers will provide expert answers to your legal questions and advice on how to proceed. 877.944.8396
Category: Car and Truck Accidents
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