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Was your son a minor at the time?
You can bring a claim up until 6 months after your sons 18th birthday (2 years if not against the city)
Since your son is still a minor, it is not to late to sue the bus company for your sons injuries.
So it is 6 months against government entities and 2 years for private individuals.
That statute is tolled during the period where a person is "incapacitated."
being a minor is considered to fall under that category
Not to mention, you would actually have to have been there to have any type of claim like this
Your son can recover for any expenses that occurred as a result of the accident. So, if you paid for doctors bills, gas to and from the doctors, etc. you can recover for that amount.
Not against your son.
Well, I shouldn't say that
Only because I don't know the facts of the case
so for example, they could try to argue assumption of risk
if your son was running in the middle of the freeway, they may have an argument for contributory negligence
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