Scholarship Rules of Entry and Guidelines
We are proud to announce that Zehl & Associates, PC is offering a $2,000 scholarship to students who are either high school seniors or college freshmen and sophomores. The scholarship is being offered annually in order to offset the high costs of attending college.
Zehl & Associates, PC is a nationwide personal injury firm that represents plaintiffs who have been injured in catastrophic bus and truck accidents. As a firm that’s recovered some of the largest bus accident settlements and verdicts in history, Zehl & Associates is dedicated to increasing bus travel safety awareness and bus accident prevention.
Although bus travel is considered one of the most common ways to commute, bus accidents frequently occur, and when they do the results can be devastating. According to an information brief from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), citing data the last year it was available, “Nationwide more than 700 million passengers — nearly the entire population of Europe — are transported by buses annually.” Though most bus rides are safe, many are dangerous, and the number of injuries and deaths each year typically total in the tens of thousands. According to recent statistical data released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), school buses are involved in the majority of all fatal bus crashes—making up more than 40 percent—and transit buses are involved more than 30 percent of all bus accidents in general.
Despite the fact that accident trends across all types of buses continue, over the past 10 years bus accident numbers as a whole have decreased significantly. It is our hope that, by building awareness and sharing information including statistics and the various causes of bus accidents, the number of bus accidents — along with injuries and deaths that result from them — will continue to diminish.
Please refer to this link for the current scholarship program details.