According to WPSD Kentucky, a school bus carrying 26 elementary school students crashed in Carlisle County, Kentucky, on May 16, 2011, killing a six-year-old child and injuring 16 other children and 1 adult chaperone.Â The crash occurred on Highway 62.Â Carlisle County police and witnesses say the bus driver lost control of the bus, causing it to go off the right shoulder of the highway, come back across the highway, and finally roll down a hill into a ditch.Â According to police, the deceased six-year-old was thrown from the bus and then crushed underneath it.Â The other injured victims were transported to nearby hospitals.
The effects of a school bus crash can be felt by all students on the bus and not only those who suffered physical injuries.Â These types of crashes can be accompanied by the emotional distress of being involved in an accident and seeing peers and friends suffer serious injuries or death.Â Some children involved in this accident are now scared of riding in school buses.Â The Carlisle County school board plans to make grief counselors available to all students in recognition of the psychological effects a crash can have on a child.Â In addition, injured students can require costly medical procedures and may have to miss school time in order to fully recover from their injuries. Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť), the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee, handles motor vehicle accident cases that result in death or injuries as a result of anotherâ€™s negligence.Â If a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a bus on Interstate 40, Interstate 24, Interstate 75, or anywhere in Tennessee, call the Tennessee school bus accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 901-683-7000 orÂ 1-800-LAW-4004 for a free initial consultation on your case.
For the damages portion of a personal injury claim, NST lawyers utilize a variety of resources to fight for clients to recover maximum compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and permanent disability.Â NST lawyers can consult with economic experts to document current and future medical bills. Â If there has been a catastrophic injury, NST Law may retain medical experts who can render an opinion as to permanent impairment or disability. In addition, NST Law may hire a vocational economist to calculate lost earning capacity.Â Further, NST lawyers can commission a day-in-the-life video to illustrate how an injury has affected a clientâ€™s daily life and routine.
ContactÂ the Tennessee personal injury lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz atÂ 901-683-7000, 1-800-LAW-4004, or www.nstlaw.com so that we can start working on your case today.Â NST Law has offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville, Tennessee, and can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.