Thankfully, no children were seriously injured in a recent school bus accident in Reno just a couple of days ago. The accident happened near Avenida de Landa on Sharlands Avenue in Northwest Reno, a little before 2:30 in the afternoon last Friday. A whopping 58 people were on the bus when it happened. Early reports were that a vehicle struck the back wheel of the bus. There were no initial reports of damage to the school bus, and minimal damage to the vehicle, though it did lose its front bumper. No injuries were immediately evident in this school bus accident in Washoe County, though medical and emergency personnel did check out all the children to verify. And of course, police investigators were sent to the scene, both from the county school district police and local police as well.
Unfortunately, it may be some time before this is sorted out entirely. Slow speed accidents that don’t cause any immediate or immediately visible injuries can have lasting effects on people due to the possibility of spinal or neck injuries that take some time to manifest and cause pain. Hopefully none of these children have such injuries, nor does that driver of the school bus, counted in the 58 total on board, nor does the driver or any passengers in the vehicle which hit the school bus and lost its bumper in the accident. However, if any of these people involved in this school bus accident in Northern Nevada were to develop pain and injury symptoms later, they would need a good lawyer to represent them.
We here at Benson & Bingham see these kinds of whiplash injuries in Las Vegas and in Reno all the time, and know how to help. Contact us today for a free consultation. In these types of late manifesting injuries, it’s important to find a lawyer who knows the law and has experience with these kinds of cases. We know all the tricks the insurance companies will pull to get out of paying for your medical bills and lost wages or time spent enjoying life, and we know how to get you the best settlement possible for your injury. Contact experienced Northern Nevada injury lawyers Benson & Bingham today.