Posted By: SSF Law Firm Posted In: Bus Accident Posted On: June 1, 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.
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.
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.
It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of a crash involving any type of bus:
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.
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: