School Bus Involved In Local Crash

Posted By: SSF Law Firm
Posted In:Bus Accident
Posted On: June 01 , 2019

We know that there are some things you never expect but dread to hear. One of those things is that there has been a crash involving a school bus. Today, we want to discuss a recent crash in downtown Pittsburgh. If you or a loved one have been injured and need a bus accident attorney in Pittsburgh, let us get to work now.

At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, our qualified and experienced team will work to ensure that you get the compensation you need for all of your crash-related expenses.

What happened in this case?

Just like you, when we hear about a crash involving a school bus, our first thoughts are – “Were there kids on board?”

When a tweet was put out by Allegheny County recently that there was a three-vehicle crash involving a school bus and that there were injuries, we held our breath.

The incident happened near Amberson Avenue and Fifth Avenue, and police say that there were three adults and one child on the school bus. Thankfully, none of them were injured in the crash. One passenger in one of the other two vehicles was injured and taken to the hospital.

Bus crashes can be detrimental

Buses weigh much more than regular passenger vehicles. When they are involved in a crash, there is a much higher likelihood of injuries happening to the people inside the bus as well as to anyone struck by the bus. Keep in mind that most bus passengers do not have to be restrained with seatbelts, including those on school buses.

  • More than half of all school bus crashes in Pennsylvania’s latest reporting year were injury crashes.

It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of a crash involving any type of bus:

  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions

In many cases, we find that a bus crash is caused due to the negligence of a bus driver. All bus drivers need to be properly trained and have their commercial driver’s licenses. Under no circumstances should a bus driver operate while distracted by an electronic device or while impaired by drugs or alcohol.

Bus agencies and companies should always inspect and maintain their vehicles to prevent vehicle failure.

What happens next?

If you or someone you care about has been injured in a bus crash that was caused by the negligence of another person, please seek legal assistance. These cases can become complicated, but the knowledgeable and experienced team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman is ready to get to work on your behalf. We will investigate your crash and work to secure coverage for:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against the negligent party

If you need a Pittsburgh bus accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by calling at 888-98-TWINS(89467).

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