Public transportation is an affordable way to get from place to place. As far as public transportation is concerned, buses are one of the safest and most cost effective options. With that being said, accidents can happen and bus accidents usually have devastating consequences. Serious injuries and debilitating costs are sure to accompany serious bus injuries. Any bus accident should be treated with seriousness.
If you or a loved one were recently injured in a bus accident, negligence could be to blame. Considering the serious consequences of a bus accident, you should not let negligence go. You should consult with an Erie bus accident attorney. An experienced attorney not only knows how to navigate Pennsylvania law, but use this knowledge to obtain the most possible compensation on your behalf. Attorneys at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman have an unmatchable 170 years plus of combined experience to draw from. No matter the circumstances of your accident, the Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman attorneys will have the experience to draw from.
Port Authority Transit (PAT), Pennsylvania’s mass transit service, is one of the largest in the country. Additionally, there are many other public transit options in Pennsylvania. As far as buses are concerned, public transportation buses, school buses, and long-distance buses are some of the most common bus services you can use in Pennsylvania. Due to the potential for catastrophe, bus drivers are held to a high standard. For example, bus drivers must obtain a special license in order to operate a bus. Unfortunately, negligence and recklessness still occurs and leads to accidents.
Some bus drivers cause accidents with negligent driving behaviors. Common negligent driving behaviors include driving under the influence of drugs of alcohol, driving while exhausted, driving while distracted by a device, and failing to adhere to traffic laws. Aside from drivers, companies responsible for maintaining buses can neglect maintenance and inspection that leads to accidents.
Whatever the cause, injuries from bus accidents can be severe. Minor injuries include whiplash, cuts, and lacerations. Common serious bus accident injuries include head injuries, broken bones, and back injuries. Head injuries can range from nausea and concussions to limited cognitive abilities, paralysis and seizures. Back injuries can lead to severe pain, numbness, paralysis and loss of mobility. No matter the perceived severity of an injury resulting from a bus accident, you should seek medical attention. Even if your injuries are not immediately apparent, they can worsen or prolong as time goes on.
If you or a loved one were recently involved in a bus accident, you may be dealing with serious injuries and costly medical bills. You may also struggle from loss of ability to work. If you suspect negligence was at the root of the accident, you should contact an Erie bus accident attorney. The experienced legal team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman utilize their near 200 years of experience to aggressively pursue the most possible compensation on your behalf. Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman are available 24 hours a day for a free consultation.