Driving can be unpredictable and accidents are the last thing you want to deal with. When you head out behind the wheel, we know that you do what you can to drive safely, but you cannot control the actions and behaviors of other drivers.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are here when you need a Philadelphia bus accident attorney, so call us today. We will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve for all of your crash-related expenses.
What Happened Here?
Today, we want to talk about an incident that involved several vehicles, including a SEPTA bus and a paratransit van. Please know that while we understand that the bus driver was not at fault in this incident, we are using it to highlight that bus crashes are potentially more dangerous than other crashes.
In this incident, police say that a Route 14 bus was stopped and picking up passengers. A Honda CRV was in front of the bus when a paratransit van made a left turn too quickly and slammed into the bus and the Honda. The van flipped over in the crash.
“It was a hard impact, we heard it over our jackhammers,” said a construction worker who saw the crash.
One paratransit van passenger, seven people inside the SEPTA bus, and two Honda passengers were taken to the hospital. Thankfully, nobody had life-threatening injuries, but the situation could have been much worse.
The investigation into this incident is still ongoing, but the paratransit van driver stated that he was the one who was hit, not the other way around.
What Can Happen?
Bus crashes and ones that involve vehicles similar to paratransit vehicles, tend to cause more injuries due to the fact that they usually have more passengers (who are often unrestrained). There are various scenarios that people could be injured. They could be:
- Passengers inside the bus
- Passengers inside of other vehicles struck by a bus
- Third parties struck (pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists)
It is not uncommon for us to see a range of injuries in the aftermath of a bus crash, including:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Each of these injuries can lead to major medical expenses for victims.
How We Can Help You Now
The story we discussed above shows just how unpredictable the roadways can be. Regardless of whether you are another driver, a third party, or a passenger on a bus, these crashes can be dangerous. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are here when you need us.
Our team will investigate what happened so we can move to secure compensation for the following:
- Compensation for your medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages
Do not let another person’s negligent or careless actions cause you to go into financial ruin. When you need a Philadelphia bus accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 215-543-7220.