If your child was injured in an accident with a school bus, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the bus company and the school district. The Pritzker Hageman School Bus Accident Attorneys help families like you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
A six-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after he was run over by a school bus in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. On Wednesday afternoon, officers responded to a “hit-and-run accident” involving a school bus near the 8700 block of Edinbrook Crossing North.
An investigation found that the bus dropped the boy off from school in the parking lot of the Edinburgh Golf Course. The bus driver initially left the scene and later told officers they were unaware of striking the child.
The boy is a student at Prodeo Academy in Columbia Heights. Prodeo Academy released a statement Thursday saying: “We’re starting a thorough investigation of the safety practices of the transportation companies we contract with, and we will be in communication about the progress of this investigation”. Since we learned about the accident, we have also been in communication with local law enforcement as they conduct their investigation.”
School Bus Accidents Happen Far Too Often
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), school buses are supposed to be the safest mode of transportation for children. When your child gets on the bus to go to school, you put your trust in the bus driver, the bus company, and the school district to keep them safe.
Our school bus accident lawyers have seen far too many heartbreaking cases where children are injured or killed while exiting the school bus. Data from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) shows that in Minnesota, 225 children were injured and one child died in school bus accidents from 2016-2020. The NHTSA encourages school districts nationwide to take the following steps to help prevent dangerous school bus accidents:
- Evaluate the effectiveness of driver training programs
- Implement strict safety policies
- Take immediate action when a safety violation occurs
Contact a School Bus Accident Attorney
The Pritzker Hageman Law Firm helps families get compensation and justice in school bus accident lawsuits. Our legal team has won hundreds of millions of dollars for families whose children were injured or killed in school bus accidents. In one recent case, our attorneys obtained a wrongful death settlement for a family who lost their son in an accident caused by a distracted bus driver.