San Francisco-San Jose Bus Injury-Accident Lawyer
Speeding Bus - Tired Bus Driver - Bus Accident Claims Lawyer
San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego

School bus accidents are amongst the most tragic of all motor vehicle accidents due to the inherent involvement of young children. As a result, substantial damages are often at issue in cases of this type, and vigorous representation is required to bring all responsible parties to justice. In California, a school district, county or board of education, or county superintendent of schools, or any officer or employee of such district or board may be held liable or or responsible for the conduct or safety of any pupil on a school bus. (see Cal Ed Code § 44808). Once a school district undertakes to provide transportation for its pupils, it has a duty to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances.

A school bus-related crash is a crash which involves, either directly or indirectly, a school bus-type vehicle, or a vehicle functioning as a school bus, transporting children to or from school or school-related activities. Since 1995 there have been about 416,295 fatal traffic crashes. Of those, 0.33 percent (1,368) were classified as school transportation-related. Since 1995, 1,509 people have died in school transportation-related crashes — an average of 137 fatalities per year. Most of the people who lost their lives in those crashes (70%) were occupants of other vehicles involved. Nonoccupants (pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.) accounted for 22 percent of the deaths, and occupants of school transportation vehicles accounted for 8 percent.
Speeding School Bus
The Law Office Steven L. Weiner and Associates is a San Francisco Bay Area personal injury law firm that concentrates on complex personal injury litigation that includes wrongful death, automobile accidents, dog bite attacks, and premises negligence. We are a nationally respected law practice with eight California offices.

San Francisco County - Alameda County - Santa Clara County - San Mateo County -
Contra Costa County - Los Angeles County - San Diego County
Two-Thirds of School Transportation Fatalities Are Deaths Caused by School Buses

Since 1995, 170 school-age pedestrians (younger than 19) have died in school transportation-related crashes. Nearly two-thirds (65%) were killed by school buses, 5 percent by vehicles functioning as school buses, and 30 percent by other vehicles involved in the crashes. Nearly one-half (49%) of all school-age pedestrians killed in school transportation-related crashes were between the ages of 5 and 7.

More school-age pedestrians are killed in the afternoon than in the morning, with 32 percent of the fatalities occurring in crashes between 3 and 4 p.m. Between 1995 and 2005, 97 crashes occurred in which at least one occupant of a school transportation vehicle died. More than half of those crashes (55%) involved at least one other vehicle. In 52 percent of all crashes involving fatalities to occupants of a school transportation vehicle, the principal point of impact was the front of the vehicle. Since 1995, 6 drivers and 13 passengers have died in school bus body vehicles providing transportation for purposes other than school or school-related activities (churches, civic organizations, etc.). In 1987, one such multi-vehicle crash resulted in the deaths of 27 occupants, including the driver.

In all bus accident cases it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of an automobile accident or bus accident, contact the Law Offices of Steven L. Weiner & Associates now at 1-800-704-0151. The consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don't delay. You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.
School Bus Traffic
The Law Office of Steven L. Weiner & Associates ... 
exclusively practicing personal injury law in California for over 30 years.
RESOURCE LINKS           LEGAL DICTIONARY           COMMON QUESTIONS            FREE PERSONAL INJURY CONSULTATION
Home Firm Overview Attorneys Practice Areas  Case Results Contact Us Reviews

Our California Law Offices:

Walnut Creek
1646 N California Bl., Suite 330
Walnut Creek, California 94596
 
San Francisco
California Street Center
50 California Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, California 94111
 
Oakland
City Center
1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, California 94612

San Jose
Gateway Place Center
2055 Gateway Place, Suite 400
San Jose, California 95110
 
San Mateo
Metro Gateway Center
1840 Gateway Drive, 2nd Floor
San Mateo, California 94401
 
Pleasanton
Pleasanton Center
5820 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, California 94588

Los Angeles
5230 Pacific Concourse Dr., Suite 200
Los Angeles, California 90045
 
San Diego
4370 La Jolla Village Drive, 4th Floor
San Diego, California 92112
© 2012 by Law Office of Steven L. Weiner & Associates. All rights reserved.
School Bus Accident - Negligent Bus Injuries
No Financial Recovery - No Fee
Free Consultation With An Experienced California School Bus Accident Plaintiff Attorney
San Francisco Bike Accidents | San Francisco Car Accidents | San Francisco Dog Bites | San Francisco Injury Lawsuits | San Francisco Insurance Attorneys 
San Francisco Motorcycle Accidents | San Francisco Pedestrian Accidents | San Francisco Slip and Fall Accidents | San Francisco Truck Accidents 
 San Francisco Wrongful Death

San Jose Bike Accidents | San Jose Car Accidents | San Jose Dog Bites | San Jose Injury Lawsuits | San Jose Insurance Attorneys 
San Jose Motorcycle Accidents | San Jose Pedestrian Accidents | San Jose Slip and Fall Accidents | San Jose Truck Accidents | San Jose Wrongful Death

Pleasanton Bike Accidents | Pleasanton Car Accidents | Pleasanton Dog Bites | Pleasanton Injury Lawsuits | Pleasanton Insurance Attorneys
 Pleasanton Motorcycle Accidents | Pleasanton Pedestrian Accidents | Pleasanton Slip and Fall Accidents | Pleasanton Truck Accidents | Pleasanton Wrongful Death

​Walnut Creek Dog Bites

DISCLAIMER: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

Each personal injury lawyer and wrongful death attorney at the Law Offices of Steven L. Weiner & Associates provides comprehensive legal advice and lawsuit representation to clients across Central, Southern and Northern California, including Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, Oakland, San Mateo, San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego.
Need Help? Call Today! Toll-Free
1-800-704-0151