A bus transporting twenty high school volleyball players was in an accident Monday afternoon in Lee Summit. The bus was making a U-turn when it was struck in the side by a flatbed truck. The volleyball players were from a Kansas City suburban school and were in Lee Summit for a match. Of the twenty students, thirteen were taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries and one had serious but non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the bus has been cited for an illegal U-turn.
Buses are safer than any other passenger vehicle, but accidents still continue to occur. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 137 people are killed each year in the United States. This statistic is much smaller than the fatalities involving passenger vehicles, but parents want to feel confident that their children are safe while being a passenger on a school bus. Drivers who cause accidents can be distracted, negligent, or not properly trained. Victims of bus accidents have the right to seek compensation to hold the at-fault driver responsible.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have recovered over $350 million in compensation for our clients by holding the at-fault driver responsible. Our attorneys work diligently to investigate the accident, gather evidence to support the claim, and negotiate with insurance companies. Our firm has a reputation for standing by our clients throughout the process of the claim. Contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a bus accident.
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