Posted on Friday, August 25th, 2023 at 9:18 am    

Pedestrian vs. car accidents almost always result in devastating injuries, but it’s even more tragic when the pedestrian is a child. As school resumes in our area, drivers will need to leave a little earlier in the morning to avoid speeding and compensate for the time they may have to wait behind a stopped school bus.

CA School Zone and Bus Safety Laws

Getting to and from school can be dangerous for children. Countless injuries and even fatalities occur as children walk to school or get on or off the bus.

A few years ago, the Sacramento City Council reduced the speed limit in school zones to 15 mph. In other areas of CA, if you do not see a sign with the speed limit posted in a school zone, the limit is 25 mph.

The law is also clear about what drivers are expected to do when a school bus is stopped in front of them. If you are behind a school bus or approaching one and the red lights of the stopped bus are flashing, drivers must stop. The driver must remain stopped until the children are safely across the street, on the bus, and the red lights have stopped flashing. Failure to follow these laws can result in a fine of as much as $1,000 and the suspension of the driver’s license for up to one year.

School’s in Session—Drivers Need to Take it Slow

Help for Pedestrian Accident Victims

If your child is injured in a pedestrian accident, one of your first calls should be to an experienced attorney who can take over your case. Your top priority is caring for your child, and we’ll work hard to ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to. The trauma of this type of accident can have long-term consequences for the victim. California law also allows the pursuit of damages for pain and suffering. Let our attorneys take the burden of handling the legalities off your hands so you can focus on your child and your family.

Have you or a loved one been a victim of a pedestrian accident with a school bus? If so, Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

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