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School Bus Accident

Top Rated and Elite Buffalo, New York School Bus Accident Injury Attorneys

Top Rated Lawyers Fighting for People Injured in School Bus Accidents in Buffalo, New York.

People Injured in School Bus AccidentsThe Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is a top rated, experienced and reputable personal injury law firm in Buffalo, New York that has successfully represented numerous injured people, including children involved in school bus accidents. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is rated a Best Lawyer of America and a New York Super Lawyer.

We encourage you to contact us quickly if you were injured by a school bus because of the strict time deadlines that apply to school bus accident injury cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of aggressive, tenacious and hardworking lawyers will fight efficiently and diligently to protect your rights in a school bus accident personal injury case in Buffalo, New York. The legal team led by Jed Dietrich, Esq. has successfully recovered $150 Million on behalf of their clients. Please call us as quickly as possible at 716-839-3939 so we can fight for you!

Who Is Responsible For School Bus Injuries In Buffalo, New York?

Every school bus operation in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York and other areas in New York State will involve multiple entities.

Therefore, it may be possible that a school bus driver is not the only person that Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of top rated lawyers and paralegals can seek damages from for your, or your child’s, injuries that resulted from a school bus accident. The parties liable could include the bus driver, the bus manufacturer, the New York Board of Education, the school and the school district.

The at-fault party should be held legally responsible to compensate for the injuries and losses that your child and family suffered in a Buffalo, New York school bus accident.

When a crash occurs because of a driver’s negligence, the driver and the school district may be held accountable under the legal theory of respondeat superior. This is because the district employs the driver. The driver is, therefore, considered to be acting on the district’s behalf.

The school district could also be held liable for negligence and for its failure to protect the students. For example, when it is found that the district did not conduct proper screening while hiring bus drivers. Likewise, it is the case when the district fails to perform the periodic bus maintenance in accordance with the set guidelines. Such negligence can result in the district’s obligation to pay damages to the injured victims in a school bus crash in Buffalo, New York.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. has recovered more than $150 million in damages for his clients. If your child sustained bus accident injuries in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York or beyond, call our experts today for a free consultation at 716-839-3939.

WERE YOU INJURED IN A SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Causes Of School Bus Injuries

A school bus is a large and heavy automobile that can cause significant damage to other vehicles and bodily injury. School bus accidents may result in devastating injurie such as neck and back injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), orthopedic injuries and bone fractures. These injuries may occur due to accidents such as when:

  1. A school bus hits a child, or children;
  2. The school bus, after hitting a person, drags the child, or children, underneath the bus;
  3. The school bus suddenly stops and causes a child, or children, to fall;
  4. The school bus driver closes or opens the bus door and hits a child; or
  5. A school bus collides with another automobile or a stationary object and a child or vehicle passenger is injured because of the impact.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will thoroughly investigate the school bus accident in Buffalo, New York and examine the bus safety and maintenance records, the condition of the bus and the driver’s records.

Our school bus accident attorneys in Buffalo, New York will work hard to correctly establish fault and hold the responsible parties accountable so that you will receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.

Legal Complications In School Bus Accident Cases In Buffalo, New York

Bus Accident CasesFollowing a child’s injury in a school bus accident, parents can pursue legal action on the child’s behalf. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of aggressive, tenacious and hardworking lawyers and associates at The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will assist you in making a claim against the school or the school district.

Most schools are a part of a school district or a wider public education system. Therefore, the school for the district has legal protection. (These protections are called sovereign immunity in New York.)

This does not mean that the victims of school bus accidents in Buffalo, New York cannot sue the school or the school district. It means that compliance with the complex administrative claim process is necessary.

FILING A CLAIM AFTER A SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENT IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK CAN BE COMPLICATED. DEALING WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES AFTER A PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT CAN BE INTIMIDATING.

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Actions The Legal Team At The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Will Take On Your Behalf

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of top rated and elite attorneys and paralegals will file a Notice of Claim with the appropriate entity, which could be the county, the state of New York or the school district itself. This filing will alert the government that your team of lawyers at The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will hold the correct party accountable for your personal injury and seek the maximum financial compensation possible for you.

In New York State there are strict time deadlines that apply to filing such claims. You have 90 days from the date of the accident to file your Notice of Claim against the public school district.

Following the filing of this claim, the government has 30 days to decide whether to pay the claim or deny it. If no action is taken within this duration of time, or if the claim is denied, the team at The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will file a personal injury lawsuit in court on your behalf. You must comply with the Notice of Claim requirement within the specified time, or you will not have a valid claim. If you do not have an experienced team of top rated and elite lawyers on your side to make sure that you meet all of the strict time deadlines, the school bus accident lawsuit that you try to file in Buffalo, New York may be dismissed.

Our experienced legal team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will carefully evaluate the facts and circumstances surrounding your case to determine the key cause of the school bus accident that resulted in your injuries or your child’s injuries.

We will explore all avenues to establish the strongest case possible. For example, we will acquire:

  1. The driver’s log book entries;
  2. Eyewitness accounts;
  3. Street camera footage; and
  4. The expertise of an accident reconstruction specialist for testimony in court.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of elite bus accident lawyers in Buffalo, New York always assemble the best evidence to win the maximum compensation possible for you. However, this evidence must be preserved quickly after an accident. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 to preserve your legal rights.

Private School Bus Accidents

If your child was involved in a school business accident that occurred because of the negligence of a driver employed by a private school, the procedure is relatively the same.

The top rated team of lawyers and paralegals at The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will pursue a personal injury claim against the private firm or the private school directly on your behalf.

WERE YOU INJURED BY A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER WHO ACTED NEGLIGENTLY IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

Client Reviews
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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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Dogged, Determined, and Dead-set on getting you the Maximum settlement for your injuries! T.F.
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No one will work harder, smarter or better; I have retained Jed and he obtained the best result for my case. D.P.
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The definition of an "A" type personality-exactly who I would want to represent me in a serious personal injury case. E.S.
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