Articles Tagged with school bus crash

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”

School buses are transporting our future generations, which is why it is no wonder that drivers of such buses have a heightened duty of care compared to other motor vehicles. The bus driver is not the only potentially liable party in auto collisions involving school buses, however. Every day, over 25 million children ride on school buses across the United States. Determining fault in a school bus accident is not always straightforward because most school buses in North Carolina are owned and operated by public or governmental agencies.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”

It’s a question that many people, especially parents, have long wondered: Why don’t school buses come with seat belts? Everyone knows that seat belts save lives and states have long passed and enforced strict laws that require occupants of passenger vehicles to wear seat belts. So why has the rule not been extended to school buses, a mode of transit designed to ferry some of our most precious cargo? There have long been several reasons advanced by opponents, including cost, but these may no longer matter, as the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has come out in favor of installing seat belts on school buses.