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Children Injured in School Bus Accident on Eastern Shore

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What Happened

A bus carrying 32 Kegotank Elementary School students ran off the road, struck a pole, and went into a ditch on February 19, 2013.

The accident took place at Sign Post and Kelly Roads. Six students were transported by ambulance to a Salisbury, Md. Hospital. The severity of the injuries is unknown but a state trooper on the scene stated one child complained of a neck injury. The cause of the accident is still unknown and police have launched a full investigation.

The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective

As a personal injury lawyer I hear all too often about a school bus involved in an accident. Last month in Kentucky (KY) a bus lost control and skid into a ditch injuring six children, the exact cause of the accident is unknown but bad weather is believed what initiated the accident.  In some cases the accident is caused by another driver not paying enough attention to the road. Earlier in the month in North Carolina (NC) a distracted driver rear ended a school bus and also injured six children. Children are very susceptible to injury on a school bus due to the lack of seat belts. Any impact throws the children into seats, walls, and each other creating many opportunities for injury. No injury should be taken lightly in a child and the parents should strongly consider speaking to a Virginia (VA) personal injury lawyer who is experienced in dealing with this type accident. The knowledge surrounding what types of injuries and the recovery process is essential to determining a possible claim. With an injury to a child it may not be as straightforward as one surgery; their bodies are still growing and not fully developed, which can lead to additional surgeries as they grow. Selecting the right attorney can make or break your case; our firm has the experience and track record of successfully representing injured children. If your child has been hurt do not hesitate to contact us for a private consultation of your legal rights.

Potentially Helpful Info:

Our firm published an in-depth legal guide on what to do when you’re child has been seriously injured in Virginia (VA). Read it here.

Have Questions?

Read these FAQs discussing why you should obtain legal counsel when you are the victim in a traffic accident.

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Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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