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Lake County School Bus Accident Attorney

Lake County School Bus Accident Attorney

Lawyers for Traffic Accidents Involving Children in Richmond and Libertyville

Every year, numerous people are injured or killed in school bus accidents across the region, and many of them are children. Although they are less common than other motor vehicle accidents, school bus accidents have the potential to be devastating for all parties involved. Injuries may range from moderate to severe, and they are sometimes fatal.

For more than 30 years, the attorneys at Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. have been representing the families of children in Lake County and throughout Northern Illinois who have been injured or killed in school bus accidents. School bus accidents are complex, because more than one person may be responsible for the accident. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle these types of cases. Our attorneys also have the resources and relationships needed to build the strongest case on your behalf. It is our goal to make sure your needs are taken care of now and in the years to come. To schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys, contact our firm online or by phone at 847-662-3303.

DuPage County Lawyer for Children Injured in School Bus Accidents

The size and weight of school buses make them dangerous for people in passenger vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians. They are no less hazardous for people onboard. Despite laws mandating seat belts for most other vehicles, children and other passengers are still not required to wear seat belts while riding a school bus, leaving them vulnerable to injury in an accident. Common school bus injuries include:

Most people underestimate the true cost of recovering from a serious injury. Insurance companies frequently encourage people to settle by trying to convince the injured party that they are making a fair offer. The reality is that most insurance companies are trying to minimize their exposure and will try to close the case by paying the smallest amount that they can. We have extensive experience handling claims with insurance companies.

Our lawyers are dedicated to making sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Over the years, we have built relationships with top medical experts who can provide an accurate picture of your injuries.

Causes of School Bus Accidents in Illinois

Multiple parties may bear responsibility for an accident involving a school bus. At Salvi & Maher, L.L.C., our attorneys will conduct a comprehensive examination of the cause of a crash and pursue the maximum recovery from all negligent parties. We utilize a team of experts, including accident investigators, to uncover the cause of the accident. School bus accidents may be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Poor driver training and inexperience
  • Bus driver intoxication
  • Bus driver fatigue
  • Reckless driving
  • Excessive speed
  • Overloaded buses
  • Brake failure
  • Poorly maintained buses
  • Hazardous weather conditions

Unfortunately, a growing number of school bus accidents are caused by drivers of cars and trucks who do not stop for flashing school bus lights.

Call 847-662-3303 Today

At Salvi & Maher, L.L.C., we are tenacious advocates who empower our clients by giving them the knowledge and the power to decide what is right for them. If you or your child has been injured in an accident involving a school bus, take action today by contacting our office. Call 847-662-3303 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today. There is no risk, because we do not charge fees or expenses unless you collect compensation. Our firm serves individuals and families in Lake County, Cook County, DuPage County, and McHenry County.

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