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

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

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“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 Waterbury, 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 Waterbury 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 Waterbury, 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 Waterbury, 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 B.

    Respectful, extremely knowledgeable, & understanding

    Respectful, extremely knowledgeable, & understanding

    Recently engaged BWP concerning a motor vehicle accident. From the initial consult, and continuing throughout the entire process, John Parese and the entire staff were respectful, extremely knowledgeable, understanding of my goals and supportive to work towards achieving the best possible outcome. It was a very seamless, friendly relationship and a firm that I would highly recommend to anyone.

    - Robert T.

    Couldn’t have been happier with the services I received!

    Couldn’t have been happier with the services I received!

    I contacted BWP in June 2019, after I was hit by a drunk driver. John Wynne was my attorney. I couldn’t have been happier with the services I received. Everyone I dealt with was very professional and made sure I had all the help I needed. I highly recommend this law firm.

    - Valerie

    Quick and consistent

    Quick and consistent

    John Buckley was quick and consistent in relaying information to me regarding litigation, and he and his staff were always very supportive of any requests I made. John’s experience and strategic expertise made the difference in dealing with the insurance company, and we achieved the best possible outcome thanks to his vigilance. Cannot recommend BWP highly enough!

    - Richard

    Thorough, caring, and patient

    Thorough, caring, and patient

    I don't have the words to describe how wonderful John Parese was to work with. He took my family and I under his wing during a difficult time. He was by our side for 3 years while I was treated. He was thorough, caring, and patient. He was always there to answer questions and made us feel that he was in our corner. John explained our options and walked us through the process many times. It was WAY outside of my comfort zone to go to litigation, but he believed in me and my case. He was phenomenal in court and I was very proud to be part of his team. We are forever thankful and would recommend him to anyone!

    - The Yanellis

    Kind, patient, honest and extremely knowledgeable

    Kind, patient, honest and extremely knowledgeable

    John Parese is an excellent attorney who provided care that was needed at an extremely difficult and a long period of time. He and his team are very dedicated and gave professional guidance in various aspects. I am very grateful for having received a degree of release for the painful accident, and trauma which was unfortunate and terrifying. Mr. Parese is very kind, patient, honest and extremely knowledgeable. I'd highly recommend his help to people in need.

    - Xueping Qiu

    Two thumbs up!

    Two thumbs up!

    John Parese is an amazing attorney! He constantly checked in with me to make sure I was feeling better after my accident and gave me updates on where we were in the process. I never doubted that I was in good hands. Thank you John and also to your team! Two thumbs up!

    - Kristen Reep

    Wonderful staff.

    Wonderful staff.

    Wonderful staff. They gave the impression that they really care for their clients. I will call on them again if I need in the future.

    - Kelly Best

    Excellent attorney who always fights to protect his clients

    Excellent attorney who always fights to protect his clients

    John has assisted me with several issues. He is an excellent attorney who always fights to protect his clients. I was able to recover medically knowing John was fully handling the insurance and issues with my case. I will continue to use him in the future.

    - Danielle Quilligan

    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