Washington Students Injured in School Bus Crash

Date: February 14, 2015

Location: Interstate 5 near Mountlake Terrace

Names: Unavailable

Washington Students Injured in School Bus Crash

Saturday evening a school bus crashed carrying members of a private Christian high school basketball team injuring 10.

The bus driver and nine players were taken to the hospital with lacerations and minor injuries.

The bus was headed southbound on Interstate 5 exiting near Mountlake Terrace when the driver said her brakes didn’t work. The bus drifted into the shoulder and rolled over onto its side.

There were 12 teen basketball players and three coached from King’s Schools in Shoreline on the bus.

We wish everyone involved in the crash a full and speedy recovery.

If a child is injured, the statute of limitations is complicated. ORS 12.160 states that the time for bringing the lawsuit does not start being counted until the child turns 18. However, the time limit will never be extended for more than five years, nor will it be extended for more than one year after the child’s 18th birthday.

In general, if a child is 17 or older at the time of the accident, the statute will run in two years, just like for an adult. If the child is between 12 and 17, the time limit will run out on the child’s 19th birthday. If the child is under 12, the time will run out 7 years after the injury.

So if your child has been injured, in either an auto crash or another type of accident, protect their rights (and your financial well-being) by considering a personal injury attorney. Remember, our Portland personal injury lawyers offer free consultations and as father’s we are even more personally concerned about child injury cases.

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About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

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