Whether taking a bus is something you do on a regular basis or not, be glad that they exist. Without them, the roads would be even more crowded than they already are. Buses have provided valuable services for decades, from public transportation to school buses.
The last thing you expect when riding a bus, or driving near one, is for an accident to occur. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen that are out of your control. If it does happen, you may need a bus accident lawyer. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, our experienced attorneys are standing by to answer your questions.
Buses All Around Us
In and around West Chester, you still see plenty of buses. On any given day, you could see school buses, long-distance transport buses, or some other form of public transportation bus. There are also limousine buses and, closer to airports, buses that transport passengers to their destination after their flight.
These buses transport thousands across Pennsylvania’s roadways each day. Even if you aren’t a regular bus ride passenger, they could still impact you in an accident.
Because buses are so large, the potential for damage is high when they are involved in an accident. A bus crash is a scary situation for all involved. Because there are so many people on a bus at once, when an accident occurs, there is the possibility for a mass casualty event.
It is also important to consider the vehicles and people outside of the bus. A bus has the capability to strike multiple vehicles at once and, because of its sheer weight, cause major damage and injuries.
If someone wants to become a bus driver in this Pennsylvania, they have to obtain their commercial driver’s license. Depending on which type of bus they want to drive, they may have to get particular endorsements as well. We expect our bus drivers to be trained and take their jobs seriously, but what happens if your driver is impaired by drugs or alcohol? What if they are texting while driving?
If the bus you are on, or riding next to, has not been maintained properly and gets into an accident, who is liable for damages and injuries? If you get hurt in a bus accident and have to miss work because of your injuries, will you be able to pay your bills?
What To Do
If you or a loved one have been involved in a bus accident, attorneys at the Dan Doyle Law Group are ready to help. Our bus accident attorneys in West Chester will examine your case and discuss every option you have available to you. Dealing with bus companies, government authorities, and insurance companies can be difficult and time consuming, but our experienced attorneys can handle everything for you. We want to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve so you don’t struggle financially because of someone else’s negligence.
You can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.