Hampton Injury Lawyer Report : Did Disabled Girl Break Her Leg on a Hampton School Bus?
It seems ironic and sad to me that around the time of National School Bus Safety Week a story broke about how a disabled girl ended up with a serious leg injury on a Hampton school bus.
On October 18, 2012 WAVY TV ran a story about Renea Havard who said her disabled 14-year-old who is picked up by a school bus every day to attend Phoebus High School in Hampton, suffered an injury.
On September 24 her day was cut short. Havard says school nurses called her, letting her daughter was hurt.
Mom says teen’s leg broken on bus
“We got to the hospital and the doctor took me into another room to show me the X-ray,” Havard told WAVY.com. “The top of her femur was broken all the way through and shifted off to the side.”
WAVY reported doctors then discovered a second break in the girl’s knee. A combination of surgery, recovery and an infection in her bone kept the girl hospitalized for three weeks.
The mother thinks an aide on the bus may have accidentally pushed the girl forward, causing the injury. Hampton School officials say there is no evidence to prove how the girl was hurt.
As an experienced Hampton personal injury attorney it doesn’t surprise me that Hampton officials are keeping quiet on this issue. A serious leg injury could prove costly to the school district in a personal injury lawsuit, even though there are difficulties in bringing a lawsuit against a local authority in Virginia.
Recently Chesapeake school board agreed to pay $13,000 to the family of a child hurt in a school bus accident in 2010, the Virginian-Pilot reported.
An experienced Hampton, VA auto accident injury lawyer can advise you if you have a case for compensation over a school bus accident.
National School Bus Safety Week ran from October 22-26. It highlighted the potential for injury in school buses and the dangers posed by vehicles that fail to stop for school buses that are unloading and picking up children.
Four children were killed in school bus crashes in Virginia in 2011. Earlier this year a family was mown down by a driver later charged with DUI at a bus stop in Virginia Beach.
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