By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Auburn, Alabama and other locations, school buses can be seen all around the community during the morning hours and later in the day during the afternoon hours. When a school bus is stopped to allow children to get off the bus, drivers should stop as well and be on the look out for children walking across or near the street. Unfortunately, some Alabama drivers do not obey these traffic regulations and pass stopped school buses. This can and does put a child at risk for personal injuries. One such incident took place in Auburn, Alabama when a 21 year old college student from Auburn University passed a stopped school bus and then hit a 7 year old child who was crossing the street. Tragically, the 7 year old girl died as a result of pedestrian / automobile accident related personal injuries. The driver was later charged with reckless driving and passing a stopped school bus. See Alabama Driver Charged with Reckless Driving for Hitting Child Crossing the Street.
It can be quite difficult and stressful for a parent dealing with personal injuries or the loss of a child. Of course, it is vital to get the support of family, friends, church / house of worship, and from the community. At times, there are also legal and financial issues to deal with. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Automobile Accidents, Damages / Compensation, Medical Bills / Medical Treatment, and other topics.