Bus Accidents

School bus accident

The National Transportation Safety Board states that school buses are one of the safest forms of transportation on the roads today. Fatal injuries average seven each year (compared to over 23.5 million children who are transported by buses daily). Bus accidents do happen, though. The February 2008 school bus crash in Cottonwood, Minnesota caused a great deal of media coverage in our area as that accident claimed four lives.

Causes of school bus crashes:

  • Defective equipment
  • Dangerous roadways
  • Driver inattention
  • Weather conditions
  • Poor maintenance

If you or a member of your family is injured in a bus accident, you may have sustained medical expenses, lost income, a reduction in your earning capacity, rehabilitation expenses as well as pain and suffering.

State and federal laws can impose additional duties on bus drivers beyond those imposed on other drivers. A violation of such obligations by the bus company or the bus driver may provide you with rights beyond those typically given to other injured persons. A prompt and full review of the facts of the accident and your rights will help you to be fully compensated.


If you’ve been injured in a school bus accident in Minnesota, Iowa or South Dakota, contact us to get started on resolving your school bus accident case. Remember, consultations with prospective clients on school bus accident injury cases are free of charge.