Every parent in Tennessee whose children travel to school by bus are likely concerned about their safety. Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, and trusting a school bus driver might be a challenge for any parent. However, not all accidents involving school buses cause harm to the children.
On a Tuesday afternoon earlier this month, a school bus driver reportedly pulled into the path of a pickup truck. According to a report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the 80-year-old driver of the pickup suffered serious injuries. He was rushed to a hospital by helicopter. The 47-year old bus driver and her three passengers were all uninjured.
However, the school director reported that the driver who operated the bus at the time has been replaced until further notice. The school also advised the parents of the three children to take them for medical evaluations. Such crashes sometimes cause injuries with delayed symptoms that could cause long-term problems. Injured victims of car accidents that were caused by the negligence of others can pursue financial relief by filing personal injury claims in a Tennessee civil court.
It might be a good idea to consult with an experienced Tennessee personal injury attorney who can explore the potential of naming more parties than the bus driver as defendants. There might be grounds to sue the school district or the contracted transport company, the owner of the bus and other responsible parties. The lawyer can also establish negligence and advocate for the injured victims of car accidents in pursuit of financial relief.