When you head out for the day, we know you are not thinking about the possibility of getting hurt. You do everything you can, especially when you are driving, to be safe. Unfortunately, you cannot control the actions of the other people around you. There are times when other drivers’ negligence can cause you harm.
The other day, a bus driver fell asleep at the wheel and ended up killing a Cornell University graduate and injuring several others. The crash happened in northeastern Pennsylvania, and it is a stark reminder of how dangerous buses can be.
The crash is still under investigation and the driver has undergone blood tests, which are required by federal motor carrier regulations. There were 13 people on the bus at the time, several of whom were injured.
We know that this bus crash has taken a life and devastated a family. The others who are injured will never forget what happened to them.
If you need a Philadelphia bus accident attorney, you can turn to the Dan Doyle Law Group for help. Their experienced team will stop at nothing to get you the compensation you deserve.
You may not realize just how many buses there are on Pennsylvania roadways. From long-distance transportation buses to our local SEPTA service, we have plenty of transportation options. Do not forget all the school buses that cross our roads on a daily basis.
But what happens when something goes wrong? These are very large vehicles that weigh tens of thousands of pounds. When they get into an accident, they can affect dozens of vehicles at once and cause severe harm to their, mostly unbuckled, passengers.
Often, negligence is involved when it comes to bus accidents.
Bus drivers have a big responsibility and must always follow laws and regulations. This includes having the correct license to operate the vehicle. Bus drivers should never operate while impaired by drugs or alcohol and should never be distracted by their phones or other devices.
Bus companies and government agencies that operate buses should always ensure that their vehicles are regularly inspected and maintained. A failure to do so could lead to part of the vehicle failing while it is going down the road. If a driver loses control because of vehicle failure, the results could be disastrous.
If you or a loved one is injured in a bus accident, seek legal assistance immediately. These accidents can involve many parties and can become complex. We do not want you to get lost in the shuffle of insurance companies attempting a quick settlement. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we will work with you to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. We want to make sure you are covered for your accident-related medical expenses, lost income if you miss work, as well as pain and suffering damages.