Whether you realize it or not, there are plenty of buses in and around our area. However, we know that you probably never thought you would need a bus accident lawyer. If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of a bus driver or company, we are here to help. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., you can count on having a team that will work to secure compensation for all of your crash-related expenses.
The injuries from bus crashes can be severe
Due to the size and weight of these vehicles, crashes involving buses can cause severe injuries to:
It is not uncommon for us to deal with the following injuries as a result of these incidents:
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
These injuries all require medical attention. In many cases, a bus crash victim will not be able to work while they recover. This will lead to a loss of income on top of the medical bills that will begin to pile up.
Even scarier are crashes involving school buses. For the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, there were nearly 3,000 people involved in bus crashes. More than half of all school bus crashes that year were injury crashes.
What causes bus crashes?
There are times when a bus driver’s negligence leads to a crash. In some cases, these incidents have the same causes as any other crash:
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Failing to stop at a stoplight or stop sign
- Driving at high rates of speed
- Improper lane changes
However, we know that there are cases when a bus driver’s extreme recklessness is to blame for a crash. This can include driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol or operating while distracted by a phone or other device.
All bus drivers should be properly licensed and trained on each vehicle they are asked to operate.
Bus companies also have a duty to ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy. This includes ensuring they perform regular inspections and maintenance. Vehicle failure can result in a driver losing control and crashing at high rates of speed.
You need help dealing with these crashes
We know that you never expected to be dealing with this, but if you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of a bus driver or company, seek legal assistance today. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we understand that these cases can become complex, but that will not stop us from securing the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage of medical expenses
- 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