School Bus, Bus Stop & School Crossing Accident Lawyer in Monroe, CT

Children are injured in Monroe school bus-related incidents every day. If your child was injured in Monroe while riding the school bus, getting on or off the bus, or while crossing the street, contact Buckley Wynne & Parese immediately.

Monroe, CT

“For over 100 years, families across Connecticut have trusted BWP to find answers, seek justice and get them back on their feet.”

School Bus Accident Attorneys in Monroe, CT

At Buckley Wynne & Parese, we know what it means to be a part of a family and the importance of keeping our children safe. We trust that our children will be secure and well cared for while they are not in our care, but that is not always the case. Children are injured in Monroe, CT school bus-related incidents every day. If your child was injured while riding the school bus, getting on or off the bus, or while crossing the street, contact Buckley Wynne & Parese immediately.

Am I putting my children in harm’s way by allowing them to take the school bus? No.

According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, nearly 330,000 Connecticut children are transported to and from school by bus each day. Fortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that students are roughly 70x more likely to get to school safely when taking a bus instead of traveling by car.

Source: NHTSA

School Bus Safety Features

Seatbelts on School Buses in Connecticut

While the U.S. government requires buses weighing less than 10,000 pounds to have seatbelts, individual states are left to decide whether larger buses require them. In Connecticut, buses weighing over 10,000 pounds are not mandated to be equipped with seatbelts. 

         
    Bus Weighing > 10,000 Pounds                              Bus Weighing < 10,000 Pounds             

Are bus stops and school crossings dangerous? Yes. 

Vehicle-to-vehicle school bus incidents only account for a portion of school bus-related injuries. Statistics show that our children are at the greatest risk when approaching and leaving school buses. Like most states, Connecticut requires drivers to stop, at least ten feet away, for a school bus displaying flashing red lights and a raised stop arm.

Source: SchoolBusFacts.com

  • Passing vehicles cause an estimated two-thirds of school bus loading and unloading fatalities.
  • One-third of children who are killed outside of the school bus are between five and seven years old.
  • Nearly two-thirds of school bus-related fatalities of school-age children occur outside of the school bus. 

What should I do if my child is injured while on the school bus, at the bus stop or at a school crossing?

1. Seek Immediate Medical Attention

It is important to take your child to the doctor regardless of the severity of your child’s injuries. Keep in mind that it may take a couple days for your child’s injuries to surface. 

2. Document

Be sure to take photographs and/or videos of every single cut or bruise. Keep all paperwork you receive from hospital/doctors and the responding police officer(s).

3. Contact Buckley Wynne & Parese

Contact Buckley Wynne & Parese

If your child has suffered an injury in a school bus-related incident in Monroe, CT, we encourage you to call us today. Here at BWP, we realize the traumatic and profound effects these incidents can have on children and their loved ones. For over 100 years, families across Connecticut have trusted BWP to find answers, seek justice and get them back on their feet. By contacting us, your only focus will be helping your child heal. We will handle the rest!

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with either John Buckley, John Wynne or John Parese. 

Client Reviews of Our Monroe, CT Personal Injury Attorneys

    Friendly, professional and VERY responsive!

    Friendly, professional and VERY responsive!

    Attorney John Buckley was highly recommended to me by quite a few people and upon my first meeting to discuss my case, I knew immediately that I was in good hands. He took his time to explain everything to me in great detail and stayed in communication throughout my entire case. His staff was also extremely friendly, professional and VERY responsive! I actually never had to reach out about my case because they over-communicated with me from beginning to end. My accident was very unfortunate, but I’m extremely grateful I was working with Attorney Buckley through it all! I highly recommend this law firm!!!

    - Jamie Boussicot

    5 star all the way!

    5 star all the way!

    Upon my first meeting to discuss my case, I knew that I found the right place to handle it!! Attorney John Parese was fantastic, definitely 5 star all the way! Everything regarding the process and the timing was very well explained. The communication was excellent, and I was always kept up to date throughout beginning to end! Each person that I had contact with in the office was professional and very responsive. I never had to worry about anything which was a great relief to me. While my case may have to been as complicated as others are, I was always made to feel important. I can’t recommend Buckley Wynne & Parese enough should you find yourself being injured from an accident. Do yourself a favor and give them a call!

    - JB Keys

    Knowledge, trust, & accessibility

    Knowledge, trust, & accessibility

    John Buckley exhibits knowledge, trust, accessibility, instills faith and I felt he always had my best interest at heart. Thank you John Buckley and team for easing my mind during a difficult time. I highly recommend.

    - Diane M.

    John Parese is the best!

    John Parese is the best!

    Attorney Parese just finished a motor vehicle case for me. At the time of my accident, I was a 32 year vet of a police department and the accident forced me into retirement. I am just a working person who depends on attorneys like John to help people in need and they can trust. John Parese is the best.

    - John

    It is clear that helping people is important to you

    It is clear that helping people is important to you

    This is a very heartfelt thank you for all you did to help resolve my case. The accident and what followed was confusing and a bit overwhelming. However, the best thing to come of it was the recommendation to contact you. Your expertise as well as your down-to-earth and friendly manner immediately put me at ease. I greatly appreciated your willingness to go above and beyond (meeting and bringing paperwork to my house on a weekend after my surgery) and all the time you took to explain all aspects of the case. Your generosity in giving me some of your fee was also very much appreciated. It is clear that helping people is important to you, and I am grateful to have been of those you helped. Hopefully, I will never need to use your services again, but I will be sure to recommend you to others who do.

    - Carrie

    Parese listened carefully

    Parese listened carefully

    John Parese listened carefully, we discussed options, he gave me his expert advice on where he thought we would end up and he went to work to attain the damages I was due. I received status calls and notifications along the way and received the settlement we were expecting. I never doubted John’s integrity and trusted being in his hands. I hope I don’t get rear ended again but if I do, I’ll call John right away.

    - Joseph Schipani

    From the moment I met Attorney Buckley, he put me at ease

    From the moment I met Attorney Buckley, he put me at ease

    From the moment I met Attorney Buckley, he put me at ease. At first, I was hesitant to contact an attorney after the car crash, yet after deciding to work with Buckley, Wynne & Parese, I was pleased that I did. During the time it took to settle my case, Attorney Buckley was always available for consultations, he responded to queries within hours, and walked me through the litigation process step by step. He has a great team of paralegals and assistants who were courteous and professional. I am grateful for his help.

    - Nicole C.

    Many thanks to John Buckley

    Many thanks to John Buckley

    Many thanks to John Buckley and his staff for all their attention and professionalism.

    - Antonella

    Attention to detail, kind hearts, and fearless defense

    Attention to detail, kind hearts, and fearless defense

    John Parese made it very easy to feel comfortable dealing with a lawsuit. We felt we were in excellent hands and even his support staff went above and beyond to help us with our suit. I was grateful for their attention to detail, kind hearts, and their fearless defense. I couldn’t be happier with our choice to have Buckley, Wynne & Parese represent us. Thank you for everything.

    - Gretchen B.

    No one better!

    No one better!

    John (Buckley), No one better to stand by my side through this!

    - Diann