Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner
Children all across America take buses to school. It is usually a safe mode of transportation. Unfortunately, according to AAA, “each year, nationally, about 19 school aged children are killed in school transportation-related traffic crashes. On average, 5 are passengers on the bus and 14 are pedestrians.” Many more suffer non-fatal injuries.
I recently represented a woman who was struck by a bus. She almost lost her leg. To hear her story, please click here. She is one of many clients that I have represented, and still do represent, who have endured tragic, life-altering injuries as a result of carelessness on the road. Another client of mine is a student who was hit by a passenger vehicle that failed to stop behind a bus that slowed for my client, a pedestrian. She suffered a tragic brain injury. I have too many stories like these to tell. Careless driving can change lives forever in a moment.
Here are some useful tips to remember to maximize safety:
“TIPS FOR DRIVERS:
AT THE BUS STOP:
WHEN ENTERING THE BUS:
WHEN EXITING THE BUS:
Please drive safely this holiday season and always.
About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” whose practice is dedicated to representing people in catastrophic personal injury matters, including serious truck and car collisions. He has successfully litigated numerous cases against distracted drivers of buses, tractor-trailers, other trucks, and cars. Mr. Zambri’s firm has also obtained the largest settlement ever in a case involving the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Mr. Zambri has also been named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2009)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.
Mr. Zambri has authored an article regarding how automobile collision cases are evaluated. To read it, please click here.
Many Americans are killed or critically injured each year in vehicular collisions. If you want more information about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at [email protected] or call him at 202-822-1899.