A few weeks ago a North Carolina A&T University bus crashed into a logging truck and a pickup truck in Virginia while en route to Maryland. None of the students were injured in the accident, however all but one passenger in the pickup truck was killed and the other passenger and the bus driver were taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
In a separate accident, a young girl was crossing a street in Fayetteville to board her school bus when a Chevy failed to stop. The girl was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for nonlife-threatening injuries. The Chevy driver, April Hinson, allegedly assumed that the bus driver was waiting for her to drive past before putting the stop arm out. Hinson has been charged with failing to reduce speed and failing to stop for a school bus.
Injured at School
Who is responsible for a student’s injuries if they are in a bus accident? If students had been injured in the A&T University bus crash in Virginia, insurance companies would determine who the at-fault driver was and pursue their insurance policy for compensation of medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering. What if the other driver doesn’t have insurance? That’s when uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage is essential. With regards to the young girl’s bus accident in Fayetteville, it’s inherent from the charges placed on the driver and her acknowledgment of fault that her negligence caused the student’s injuries.
Personal Injury Attorneys Raleigh
If you or someone you know was hurt on school property, injured by school transportation or while participating in a school function, contact a personal injury attorney at Brent Adams & Associates. Our accident lawyers in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Dunn help innocent victims who have suffered injuries because of another party’s negligence. We’ll review your accident claim and create a plan unique to your case that will maximize your payout.