By Kevin Leach, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Bedford County, Virginia and other cities / towns, children reply on school bus and public transportation. Many special needs children rely on school bus transportation to travel to and from school. Most bus drivers and aides are quite attentive to the children. Unfortunately, some drivers and aides are not prepared to work with children. Some school / transportation employees lack the training, patience, and / or common sense to work with children especially special needs children. In Bedford County Virginia, a lawsuit was filed seeking damages associated with the battery of a 12 year old autistic study by Bedford County School employees. The incident was captured on videotape. See Bedford County Bus Beating Caught on Video Camera – Lawsuit Filed Against County.
Unfortunately, thousands of children are injured on school buses every year. In some instances, the bus driver or the attendant assault the children on the bus. In other instances, another student is the aggressor and attacks or bullies a student on the bus. Getting to and from school in a safe manner is an important beginning or end to the school day. If a child goes to or leaves from school in fear or with personal injuries, that is a problem – a big problem – that should be addressed by the school, administration, and the bus company.
The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injuries – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on School Injuries, Day Care Injuries, Damages / Compensation, Medical Bills / Medical Treatment, and other topics. It is important for parents to know the legal rights of an injured child when there is an injury sustained on a school bus, at a school, at a day care center, or other location.