According to SRPressGazette.com, an accident lawsuit stemming from a devastating accident which injured a 6 year-old boy is pending. The accident in question transpired earlier this year on January 12 as the 6 year-old was getting off the school bus. The driver closed the school bus door – although the young boy’s arm was still in the door – and continued to drive away. Our Chicago accident attorneys read that the boy’s mother was at the bus stop at the time of the incident and chased the school bus and subsequently held onto her son as he was dragged nearly 100 feet before the bus driver became aware of the situation.
The news report reveals that in addition to the medical expenses acquired from the injuries the young boy sustained, the mother acquired her own as well. Our accident attorneys in Chicago learned that the boy’s mother, who was pregnant at the time of the incident, ruptured something in her back as she was running after the bus. The school district offered to compensate the family $3,500; however, the woman states that that amount would not even cover half of the medical expenses. Additionally, the school district told the mother that the school bus driver would be undergoing safety training courses.
Our accident lawyers in Chicago learned that shortly after the accident, the school district released a statement asserting that the bus service was conducting a full investigation and that the driver was placed on administrative leave until the completion of the investigation. However, the young boy’s mother has revealed that her lawyer has issued a letter threatening a lawsuit and will ultimately meet with the school district sometime next month.
Any accident attorney in Chicago will tell you that civil litigation if often found to be the best course of action for those who have been injured or killed as the direct result of the wrongful or negligent conduct of others. Victims of these types of harmful accidents are often able to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, physical and emotional pain and suffering, as well as, punitive damages which aim to punish and deter the wrongdoer for their negligent behavior.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an Illinois bus accident, please contact our experienced accident attorneys to see what legal rights, representation and relief may be available to you.