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Chicago School Bus Accident Attorney

Buses are used nationwide every day to take children to and from school. School buses are also used for other activities such as field trips or transportation to an away game for the school’s team sports. Usually, buses are a safe method of transportation and is convenient for parents who have no other way to get their children to school. School bus companies and drivers are the parties responsible for ensuring the safety of the children that ride their buses. Crashes may still occur due to other negligent drivers. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration found that an estimated 19,000 people were injured every year. Every year approximately 23.5 million children are transported by about 450,000 buses and most of these buses are not equipped with seat belts.

There are many types of school bus accidents but the most reported types are child crossing accident, multi-vehicle accident and single-vehicle accident. Child crossing accidents are the most common and occur when a driver fails to see a child when they are getting on or off the bus. Multi-vehicle accidents involve the bus and two or more other vehicles. Finally, single-vehicle accidents occur when the driver of the bus or another vehicle (or both) are behaving recklessly. Injuries range from bruises and broken bones to paralysis, and even death. It is important to contact an experienced Chicago school bus accident attorney that will hold the correct party, or parties, responsible and be compensated for injuries and other damages.

School bus owners and operators must adhere to a higher standard of care than do drivers of private vehicles. If they fail to do so and someone is hurt because of their negligence, our Chicago accident injury lawyer will hold the liable parties financially responsible.

To arrange a free consultation about your case, please contact The Horwitz Law Group by e-mail or call 312-641-9200.

Case Results


for a motor vehicle wrongful death case.


for a 75-year-old woman who suffered an above the knee amputation due to being run over by a private school bus.


for a young lady who was run over by a private waste hauling company while crossing the street.


for a trucking accident resulting in the death of the driver.


for a 70 year old man who died, without any living relatives, seven months after being hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a client whose family was killed by a street sweeper that ran a red light.


for a client injured in a 2005 Metra train derailment case.


for a minor rear-ended on an expressway in Kankakee.


for a premises liability accident resulting in below the knee amputation.


for a woman who was hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a client who was injured on the CTA red line train.


for a bicyclist hit by a car.


for a passenger injured in a rideshare rollover accident.


for a rideshare accident injury.


for a low-speed rear-end accident.


for injuries in a van accident pulling a trailer.


for a minor injured in a ride-share accident.


for a pedestrian injured due to a sidewalk defect.


for a passenger injured in a rideshare rollover accident.


for a driver injured in an auto accident.


for injuries from a right-turning truck.


for a family injured in an auto accident.


for a law enforcement officer rear-ended by a truck.


for a motorcyclist rear-ended.


for an individual injured by a dog.


for a bicyclist hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a driver rear-ended on the expressway.


for a client who had lawyers at another law firm trying to settle the accident case for only $60,000.

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