Residents of South Florida are used to the busy roadways and impatient drivers. However, these elements lead to a very dangerous situation for many school children throughout the region. There are increasing incidents where drivers who do not want to wait for a school bus to safely unload the children on board will drive around the stopped bus, leading to serious, and often fatal, crashes involving the reckless driver and the kids.
If you have had a child injured in a crash involving a driver who ignored the warnings of a stopped school bus, the skilled Miami personal injury lawyers at Greenberg Stone and Urbano will fight to get you justice for the harm that was done and compensation to pay for the long recovery process. Our skilled attorneys have accumulated more than 130 years of experience advocating for our clients and we will put that knowledge to work on your behalf.
Although it is illegal for drivers to pass a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing, thousands of motorists do it every year. Pursuant to Florida law, a driver is supposed to come to a complete stop and remain stopped until the lights are turned off and the sign is pulled back to the bus. However, many drivers disregard this rule and pass, often times moving to the right of the bus to get around it, placing the children at serious risk of harm. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 75 percent of the accidents involving a stopped school bus have pedestrians that are hit by passing motorists. These victims often are young children.
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