Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz issued the following announcement on Dec. 27.
The Norman, Oklahoma Public School District filed a lawsuit this week suing families of teachers and students that were injured in a rollover bus accident that occurred in September 2018. The district is not seeking any damages from the families. Rather, the district is asking the court to appoint a special master to determine how the $1,000,000 settlement should be divided up amongst the approximately twenty-four (24) families.
State law caps the district's liability at $1 million for any single incident. Additionally, there is a $125,000 limit on how much each family can receive. The district's superintendent released a statement confirming that the families deserve the maximum financial amount the district can lawfully offer. However, with so many injured, it is possible that those injured may not receive enough to cover the damages.