Unfortunately, many Texas school buses do not have seatbelts. Texas passed a law over 10 years ago designed to equip more school buses with seat belts, but that has not been successfully implemented. The state earmarked $10 million for seat belts in buses and school districts could choose whether or not to apply for the seat belt grant money. Only about one percent of the school districts took advantage of the program. A new bill has just been presented in Texas requiring 3-point seat belts for all newly purchased school buses in the state.
About six children per year die in school bus crashed in the U.S. Many safety groups believe that school buses should have 3-point seat belts. Although school buses are the safest way to transport children to and from school, many safety experts point out that the buses would be even safer with seat belts.
If your child has been injured in Houston school bus crash, you may be able to make a claim against the school district, depending on the circumstances of the accident. Schools have a duty to keep your child safe while transporting them to and from school, and if they fail to do so they can be held legally liable. If the bus driver was not responsible for the accident, you may be able to seek compensation from the other driver involved.
Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707 if your child has been injured in a school bus accident. We can help. Your child may be entitled to compensation for his injuries. Call us today, or visit our YouTube page to learn more.