We know that you have many options when you need transportation around Pittsburgh. If you do not feel like using your own vehicle, using public transportation can be an affordable way to get around, including plenty of bus options. When you do get on a bus, we know you expect to be safe. Unfortunately, there are times when someone else’s negligence can cause you harm.
Do you know what to do if you are hurt and someone else is to blame?
When you need a Pittsburgh bus accident attorney, you can count on the experienced team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman to be by your side.
Accidents involving public transportation buses happen, and when they do, they can be devastating. That is because they carry so many people at a time, they are large vehicles, and can affect many other people around them in an accident.
In Pittsburgh, we have many of the following types of buses:
PAT is the 14th largest mass transit system in the country, so we know to expect professionalism from them. We also expect it of all the other bus companies and agencies that operate in the city.
All bus drivers should obtain the proper licenses for the vehicles they are asked to operate. Under no circumstances should a driver ever be under the influence of drugs or alcohol when they are operating. Doing so jeopardizes the lives of passengers and people surrounding the vehicles. Just as dangerous are drivers who are distracted by their phones or other devices while operating.
We know that transportation companies and agencies must regularly inspect and maintain their buses so that they can prevent vehicle failure. If part of a vehicle fails while moving at high speeds, their drivers could lose control and crash.
Injuries from this type of accident can be very serious and the problem can be compounded by how many people could be affected. In a mass casualty incident, treatment may be delayed, creating a dangerous situation. In these accidents, it is not uncommon to see spinal cord injuries, head injuries, broken and dislocated bones, internal injuries, and major lacerations.
All of these injuries require immediate and expensive medical treatment. If long-term rehabilitation is necessary, do you know how you will afford the costs?
We know that the last thing you expect to happen when you or a loved one use a bus is to get hurt. We know that accidents happen sometimes, but we also know that other people’s negligence can contribute to those accidents. When that happens, you can count on Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman to get the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. We want to make sure you do not have to worry about how to pay your bills when someone else causes you harm. When you need a Pittsburgh bus accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 1-888-988-9467.