Picture of a yellow school bus.Family of Young Boy Beat Up on Texas School Bus Gets Justice

The family of a Texas boy now has closure and can move forward following a traumatizing incident on a school bus, thanks to a settlement secured against the school bus company by our child injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm.

In spring 2021, a young boy rode the school bus home from his local elementary school. As he sat in the third row of the bus, in view of the bus driver, two other children unbuckled their seat belts, stood over their seats, and began to beat up the young boy. Despite the boy’s screams for help, the bus driver let the beating continue throughout the bus ride, even during a stop to let other children off the bus. The driver failed to intervene, making weak attempts to tell the children to stop.

The little boy’s mother contacted our experienced Texas child injury lawyers at The Button Law Firm to hold the school bus company and driver accountable for her son’s trauma and to protect other children from experiencing a similar situation. The settlement secured by our team will provide the family with compensation to cover medical expenses and therapeutic resources to help the boy heal psychologically and emotionally.

What Injuries Did the Boy Experience in the Attack on the Texas School Bus?

The little boy sustained many hits to his upper body throughout the incident on the school bus. As you might expect, he sustained bruising, redness, and swelling to his body.

In addition, he experienced extreme emotional trauma as a result of the incident. He did not want to return to school to finish the year. Once an independent and fun-loving jokester, he transformed into a child who avoids interaction with other children his age and has grown significantly attached to his mother. He also experienced behavior changes, becoming easily agitated and uncooperative at simple tasks.

How Could This Bullying Incident on a School Bus Have Been Avoided?

This entire incident was preventable. The school bus company failed to properly train and supervise its employee to ensure that they:

  • Properly monitored and supervised the children in their care on the bus
  • Enforced proper safe-riding rules such as having children remain seated and buckled in their seatbelts  
  • Effectively managed student behavior
  • Properly identified and reacted to an emergency involving the students
  • Sufficiently communicated that the inappropriate behavior needed to stop
  • Stood up and interjected to stop the incident
  • Separated the children and changed seating to stop the incident
  • Pulled over to a safe location and stopped the bus
  • Notified the dispatcher of an emergency
  • Called for help from local authorities since the safety of a child was at risk

The school bus driver was aware of the two children beating up the young boy yet hardly did anything to stop the incident and keep him safe. The school bus company and driver failed the young boy. The whole incident was unacceptable.

How Can The Button Law Firm Help My Family After an Incident on a School Bus?

If your child was seriously harmed or neglected on a school bus, at a daycare, school, or camp, contact our experienced Texas child injury lawyers at The Button Law Firm. Our firm is focused on cases involving children, like this case where a little boy was hurt because of the bus company’s negligence. Our attorneys will listen to you and your child to assess the situation and determine where a company, school, daycare, or camp failed to protect your child in its care. Our attorneys at The Button Law Firm in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, are recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, and we can help guide you after a traumatizing incident involving your child. We work on contingency, meaning we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form below for a free consultation.

Russell Button
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Dallas, Houston, and Midland Texas trial and personal injury lawyer dedicated to securing justice for clients.

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients' cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client's case.