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Posts made in October, 2017

We need a new bus driver

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Car Accidents | 0 comments

I want to sue a school bus, but I don’t know how to go about it. My daughter rides the bus every day to school, we live outside Detroit, it’s a nice area, the streets are safe, people are mostly polite drivers, and yet this driver seems to just not be with it. I constantly see her stopping suddenly or speeding up too much in our neighborhood. I’ve had conversations with her about it, and while she always acts respectful, she doesn’t ever change.

Well, now my daughter has a sore neck, and about 99 to 1, it’s this woman’s fault. She stopped particularly suddenly on the way back from school yesterday when she was of course already going too fast and one of our neighbors, a nice old lady who doesn’t pay that much attention to what’s going on around her, walked into the street to check her mail. Thankfully, she wasn’t hurt, and there was no accident, but my daughter’s neck has been aching since last night, and I think it’s time someone scared the school district into firing this driver.

My daughter has had a headache and been unable to sleep. I had to take the day off work and take her to her doctor, who said that yes, it probably was due to the strain of stopping quickly, that the symptoms matched.

I don’t know how much you have to be suing for in order to get the case heard. I’m looking around at lawyers—these guys claim to deal with bus accidents, so that’s a start—and I hope when I find one, I can get a decent answer on what I should do to get this process started. Can I sue for $1? Or can I sue because I missed out on work? I could make a case that cost me quite a bit since I own my own businesses and today could have been productive if I’d been able to go in.

I don’t really care about the money, as you can see, but I do want this driver gone. I personally don’t have any problem with her. I hope she goes on to be very successful somewhere, doing whatever she wants, I just don’t want her driving my streets and driving my kids.

Oh, I called the school about this, and they gave me the typical run around about how they understood my concern and they would look into it. Basically, they just pushed the situation off, and they’ll probably never do anything unless of course, someone is threatening a lawsuit.

I plan to make a big stink about this. I’m not only writing this post, but I’m also going to draft a letter for the local paper and the neighborhood newsletter.

It’s times like this I wish I’d become a lawyer. Then I could take care of all this on my own.

This is just so frustrating.

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