Last week a New Jersey school district fired a school bus driver after she crashed a school bus carrying over 30 children. She was wanted on at least one warrant and her license had been suspended.
These types of incidents are not that uncommon. School bus drivers are often negligent in causing accidents and in fact, cause thousands of bus accidents each year. Negligent actions like running a stop sign or speeding are common causes of school bus accidents.
When a school bus driver’s negligence causes an accident, the school, whether private or public, would be liable for the accident under the theory that an employer is liable for the actions of its employee who is negligent in performance of work duties. However, there may be additional parties liable for the accident. For instance, a school bus operating company may bear liability in a school bus accident case.
Having a New Jersey school bus accident lawsuit evaluated by a knowledgeable accident lawyer is important to preserve the injured rider’s rights and ensure full recovery.
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Published: May 29, 2012