Beaufort County Bus AccidentMark Clore ·
Bluffton Middle School Bus AccidentFirefighters said it was a good thing the students knew what to do after a school because the driver of the bus was trapped inside. "The way the bus rolled on its side, the driver was pinned by the steering wheel," said Bluffton firefighter Capt. Randy Miller. "Our guys worked for 40 to 45 minutes to get her out." The bus driver and one of the students were transported to the hospital. They were treated and released. School bus accidents thankfully are not frequently occurring, however, the severity of such a commercial vehicle accident can be devastating. Recommended occupancies for school buses range from 48 to 96 students. The size and difficulty of driving these school buses are only magnified by the students' behavior, which is typically loud and distracting.
South Carolina School Bus AccidentOfficials say it could have been much worse. "It was a traumatic, intense experience, but they handled it well," Rhoads said. Howard was charged with driving too fast for conditions. Law enforcement issues citations in an event like this to assign fault. Such determinacy of fault will often lead to a personal injury lawsuit being filed against the school and/ or driver. The Clore Law Group LLC in Charleston has help people injured in school bus accidents, trucking accidents, car accidents and various other serious injuries arising from another person's gross negligent behavior. What is Gross Negligence? Gross negligence is a degree of negligence which shows such indifference to others that it constitutes an utter disregard of caution amounting to a complete neglect of the safety of another person. Gross negligence can be difficult to prove. The Clore Law Group LLC in Charleston can evaluate and determine whether there may be a case of gross negligence against the driver. In contrast, the school board itself is not entitled to the same blanket defense of sovereign immunity as its drivers. It may be held vicariously liable for acts of simple negligence committed by its driver. As a result, it can sometimes be easier to pursue a claim against a school board than it is to prosecute a claim against the negligent bus driver. There are strict limits regarding the dollar amount a claimant can recover from a school board. When a locality or school board carries liability insurance on its school buses, a claimant may collect up to, but not beyond, the limits of the valid and collectible insurance in force at the time of the injury. These insurance coverage issues are complex and confusing. The Clore Law Group's school bus accident attorneys can guide you through this maze and help you maximize the recovery you are entitled to receive. If you or a loved one has been injured in a school bus accident, contact the Clore Law Group LLC for a free consultation.
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