December 9, 2013 Ansonia, CT, van versus school bus crash

2013-12-10 | Kathryn M. Cunningham
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

Category: Bus and School Bus Accidents

Kathryn M. Cunningham

The crash occurred on Benz Street near Prindle Avenue in Ansonia at about 12:30 pm on Monday, December 9, 2013. The driver of the van reportedly crashed into the rear of the school bus. All but one of the 12 students onboard were taken to Griffin Hospital for evaluation. Four students complained of neck and back injuries. The bus driver was also taken to the hospital. The van driver reportedly admitted he was not paying attention. In general, such accidents are frequent in Connecticut. Although it is not clear what caused the driver here to not stop in time, it is very easy to be distracted. Distracted driving has become a national problem over the last 10 years. With smart phones, the temptation to view a text or listen to a voice mail or send an email or check a score or check the stock market is ever present. Drivers must be disciplined and vigilant. As drivers, we are in control of and are responsible for the safe movement of large (and potentially dangerous) vehicles. Cars do not yet drive themselves. Safety is the responsibility of the person causing the vehicle to move. If your child was seriously injured in a school bus crash, contact Jackson O’Keefe. A Connecticut school bus accident can impact the lives of the victim and his or her family. Depending on the severity of the accident, the victim may need to undergo surgery or visit numerous specialists. Treatment for school bus-related injuries may be very expensive and cause financial stress on the family. If you retain a skilled bus accident injury lawyer you may be able to recover monetary compensation for your injuries and other accident-related costs. Jackson O’Keefe has significant experience with school bus accident cases. Special care is required when operating a school bus. Jackson O’Keefe is familiar with the driver training issues, route planning and stop selection issues and standards. Our law firm understands how traumatic car accidents can be. We vigorously pursue all available remedies on behalf of motor vehicle accident victims throughout the state of Connecticut. Call us today at (860) 278 4040 to discuss you case. The Connecticut car accident lawyers at Jackson O'Keefe have the years of experience and knowledge necessary to provide you with the skilled representation you need when dealing with insurance companies following any type of motor vehicle accident. Car crashes and those involving motorcycles or commercial trucks all have specific laws and issues unique to them. Quick assessment of those issues, determining the cause of the crash and assessing the severity of your injury and your medical needs are the services you can expect when you retain our Connecticut car accident attorneys. The Connecticut car accident lawyers at Jackson O'Keefe are adept at assessing the physical principles of the accident, the medical evidence used to evaluate injuries, and the economic and accounting principles required to evaluate losses. We provide the strongest possible representation to maximize your recovery. We will investigate the car accident scene, research the accident and your car, along with any other evidence that came into play at the time of your accident. We will stand up for you against any wrongdoer, trucking company or anyone else who has caused you harm. It is our responsibility to make sure your rights are upheld and defended. Because of our experience in taking cases to trial, we can often obtain favorable settlements even without a trial. With over 50 years of representing Connecticut car accident litigants, the law firm of Jackson O'Keefe understands how the unique circumstances of your collision require careful and compassionate representation. Call us today at (860) 278 4040 to discuss you case. See our car accident resources to learn more. Our law firm understands how bus accidents can be. Call us today at (860) 278 4040 to discuss you case.

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