Clifford Law Offices is a highly experienced personal injury and wrongful death law firm in Chicago with a national reputation in the area of bus crashes.
The most recent tragic school bus accident in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has left the families of Woodmore Elementary School in shock, grieving for the loss of six young lives and more than a dozen others seriously injured. The nation mourns with them as shocking video and pictures of the crash are replayed on the news. The driver of the bus reportedly just received his commercial driver’s license in April. Reports state that he was involved in an accident earlier this year, and authorities are reporting that the bus driver was speeding during the tragic crash on a narrow road and flipped the bus on its side before striking a tree, nearly splitting the bus in half. The bus company, Durham School Services, is based in Warrenville, a suburb west of Chicago.
When a bus accident occurs, it affects those involved in many ways, particularly emotionally, psychologically and physically — perhaps for an entire lifetime for the families. Bus accident lawyers work with victims of school bus accidents to get answers to what happened and to try to achieve justice through the court system and to help find some sense of closure.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a school bus crash, there is a need to mourn, to grieve, to try to put your lives back together. It is also important to contact an experienced attorney so they can handle the legal issues while the families can handle their personal issues. It is important to do so as soon as the family is able so that important evidence can be gathered and discussions with the appropriate authorities can begin. Deadlines to file cases against bus companies are called statutes of limitations. They vary from state to state, and certain common carriers that are owned by governmental entities such as federal, state, county or city governments may have special notices that must be given before filing a lawsuit. These time periods can be very short, and this is why it is important to contact an experienced personal injury accident lawyer immediately following the event.