Tips On What To Do After A School Bus Accident
Children and School Bus Safety
As parents, it’s almost automatic to think of sending our children to school on the bus is safe. Busses have been around for so long and are an absolute requirement to get most kids to school daily. Left without a reliable and consistent form of transportation to and from school, many kids would never be able to attend. Although school busses are very safe and a wonderful alternative to private transportation, risks are always involved. In reality, school bus accidents occur every year, and sometimes serious injuries and/or death can occur. If your child is injured in a school bus accident, there are steps you need to take.
Always See the Dr. to Evaluate and Seek Care
If your child has sustained injuries that thankfully did not require emergency attention, you should always follow up with a doctor for a full medical exam. You do not want to miss an injury that needs to be treated just because it cannot be seen with the naked eye. This exam will also help to make sure any injuries your child suffered are treated appropriately. Additionally, it will create the paper trail of medical records describing your child’s injuries, the severity of the injuries, and how the injuries are a result of the accident.
Save All the Info You Have – Write it All Down
As a parent or guardian of a child involved in a school bus accident, you are likely to receive information from the school district and the transportation department. The school will give you pertinent facts about the accident and what steps they are taking in response to the incident. Always keep records of information in a safe place so you can access it in the future and when asked for it. Talk to other parents whose children were involved in the bus accident and see who else may have witnessed it. Eyewitnesses can often provide important and relevant evidence that no one else could provide having not been there.
Keep Notes On Progress & Recovery
Make sure to keep track and take note of the specific ways the accident has affected your child, both physically and emotionally. A few things to keep an eye out for are physical pain, nightmares, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and excess fatigue. Make a list of activities your child had to skip or miss out on because of injuries from the bus accident. Take pictures of your child’s injuries during the healing process as well.
Call Larby & Associates If Your Child Has Been Injured in a School Bus Accident
If your child has been injured in a school bus accident, it’s important to contact an experienced accident attorney as soon as possible. Nick Larby of Larby & Associates is committed to helping accident victims recover and get the financial compensation they are entitled to. Call Larby & Associates for a free consultation at 918-796-5780 or contact us online.