Another Lawsuit For Durham School Services

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- Another lawsuit has been filed against Durham School Services, on behalf of a child injured in the Woodmore School bus crash.

Out of respect, we have chosen to withhold the name of the family involved.

“My firm is one of a few firms around the country–this is all we do is handle cases that involve commercial vehicles,” said Attorney Joe Fried.

Attorney Joe Fried, with Fried Rogers and Goldberg, sat down with News 12 via. FaceTime, Monday afternoon to discuss the latest lawsuit filed against Durham School Services.

His client’s daughter is a 6-year-old Woodmore Elementary School student, who currently suffers from a severe traumatic brain injury, caused after the school bus she was riding home on suddenly struck a pole, then a tree, and then flipped over.

Attorney Joe Fried stated, “When we see these cases around the country, what we typically see is that they’re much bigger than just a driver who was negligent. There’s usually systemic problems at the corporate level, that lead to these kinds of tragedies happening.”

Fried Rogers and Goldberg is a law firm that’s known for handling major cases against trucking and bus companies nationally, and Fried says their goal in this case is to seek medical compensation, as well as enact change for the future.

Attorney Joe Fried stated, “Obviously, everybody is angry right now about this truck driver–I mean about the bus driver, and you know it does appear that he was acting in a way that’s inexcusable but we have to get to the bottom of the whole truth here. We can’t just jump to conclusions that we have one guy who on one occasion did something stupid, or something negligent. This company, I think they transport millions and millions of kids every single day on their buses around, around the country. So we need to be sure that they are exercising at the level of safety that we all should expect of them and if they’re not somebody’s gotta do something about it, and they’ve gotta do something about it now.”

Durham School Services released a statement last week explaining a few of the new services they plan to offer to make their buses safer, including high-tech video surveillance, and a more reliable complaint system.

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