The New Jersey school bus accident lawyers at Lynch Law Firm express our deepest sympathies for those who were injured in the Passaic School No. 11 school bus crash on Friday, June 9, in Mahwah.
We understand the devastation many parents experienced after hearing that their child was injured in a school bus accident. We know that you want nothing more than to obtain justice for the harm done to you child.
Lynch Law Firm has decades of experience handling these types of cases and can help you fight for the justice you deserve. We offer free consultations and handle all claims on a contingency fee. This means you pay no upfront costs or attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for you.
If you have questions about your rights after this accident, do not hesitate to contact our experienced school bus accident lawyers now.
You have only 90 days from the date of the accident to inform Passaic Public Schools of your intention to file a personal injury claim. If you miss this deadline, you will not be able to recover the damages you are entitled.
17 Children Injured
Seventeen students and one staff member from Passaic School No. 11 were injured and transported to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood Friday morning after two school buses collided.
The accident occurred just before 10 a.m. on Route 17 in Mahwah as four buses carrying 179 third graders and 19 staff members were traveling to Museum Village in Orange County, N.Y. for a field trip.
According to reports, one bus attempted to avoid debris in the road by coming to a quick stop. That caused the bus behind it to run into the back of the first bus.
The two buses had 89 students and nine teachers on board. Seventeen students and one staff member were transported to the hospital to be treated for minor, non-life threatening injuries that included bruises and scratches, according to Mahwah police.
Can a New Jersey School Be Held Liable for a Bus Accident?
Although the details of what caused the Passaic School No. 11 school bus crash remain under investigation, those who were injured in the collision may have a right to compensation for their pain and suffering, medical bills, and more.
If a bus driver’s negligent actions, such as speeding, driving while distracted, driving too closely to other vehicles or another unsafe action, caused the school bus accident, the school district may be liable for the resulting damages.
According to the New Jersey Tort Claims Act, government entities in the state of New Jersey, such as the school board, waive their right to immunity from lawsuits arising from the negligent actions of the government entity or any of its employees, including bus drivers.
This means, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the school board, and any other liable entities, seeking compensation for your child’s suffering.
It may also be possible to hold others parties, such as a private school bus operating company, liable if the buses were owned and operated by a private company or if the driver worked for a private company that was hired by the school district.
Our school bus accident lawyers will thoroughly investigate the accident to determine the exact cause of the collision and all parties that could be held liable for the injuries your child sustained.
We have decades of experience handling a variety of auto accident cases, including those against government entities. These types of cases have very short deadlines and can be complicated. For these reasons, it is vital that you contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Contact Our North New Jersey School Bus Accident Lawyers Today
If your child was injured in the Passaic School No. 11 school bus crash in Mahwah, our attorneys can advise you of your legal rights.
You may have legal options for obtaining compensation for the damages your child suffered, and we can help you might for the maximum compensation your child deserves.
You only have a limited amount of time to begin the claims process, so do not wait to contact us. Through a free consultation, we will discuss the details of the accident and advise you of your legal options.
The attorneys at Lynch Law Firm are committed to fighting for the rights of those who have been injured because of the negligence of others. We will work tirelessly to help ensure you are properly compensated for the harm done to your child.
Call (800) 518-0508 for a free consultation now.
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