A Dallas mother is looking for answers after her special needs son was involved in two separate accidents in a school van on his way to and from his elementary school. The child was initially late getting home from Marcus Elementary School. According to the mother, her son typically arrives home by 4 p.m. The mother called the transportation contractor, who provides transportation for Dallas Independent School District, and was told they did not have any answers. Finally, at 7:25 p.m., more than 3 hours after her initial phone call, the mother received a phone call from Lancaster police stating her son had been involved in an accident.
The accident occurred in Lancaster, south of Dallas, at about 6 p.m. According to police, the van had been broadsided by a car and her son was bruised, but was going to be fine. She later learned that her son was also involved in another accident that same morning, on the way to school. There are still many unanswered questions. School gets out at 3:15 p.m., yet her son was not brought directly home. The location of the accident is not in the normal path that should be taken to get home. Finally, the driver of the van in the second accident does not have the proper commercial driver’s license, which is required by contract.
When an accident with injuries occurs as the result of someone’s negligence, the victim or his family may be able to receive compensation for medical and other expenses. Dallas accident lawyers are experienced in these types of cases. The first step is for the Dallas accident lawyers to establish both responsibility and negligence. In this case, the details are not yet clear. However, it is safe to say that the boy should have been in the safe care of the school district or the transportation company. Dallas accident lawyers will likely need to review the details once they become available, to determine how to proceed.