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Deadly School Bus and Tractor Trailer Accident in Shaw Mississippi – Legal Rights and Responsibilities

By Jay Foster, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Shaw Mississippi, it was reported that a 10 year old girl lost her life and at least 10 people were injured in an accident involving a school bus and a tractor trailer. It was reported that the truck driver informed the Mississippi Department of Public Safety that he saw the but and hit his brakes but he was unable to avoid the crash. According to investigating authorities, the bus had stopped at a stop sign and then attempted to turn on to U.S. Highway 61 when the bus / truck accident took place. A full investigation will be conducted to determine the cause, fault, and preventability of this accident. Fog and weather may have played a role in the accident. It is clear that the 10 year old victim and the other non-driving victims did nothing wrong and cannot be held liable for their respective injuries. Fault will be assessed against one or both of the drivers. An investigation will be completed by State and local officials. In addition, the victims will have the right to hire legal counsel to review the investigation and to gather additional information and statements to pursue a prospective civil case for the injuries sustained in this most unfortunate bus / trucking accident. Any time that there is a child injury in Mississippi or worse a child death – it can be quite difficult for the parents, family, friends, and community to handle. Unfortunately, the hands of time cannot be turned back to prevent the accident or the injuries that resulted from it. See School Bus, Tractor Trailer Involved in Crash.

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