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Allentown Bus Accident Attorney

There are plenty of buses in and around Allentown. While most of these vehicles get from place to place safely, there are times when bus accidents occur. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we are here to help if you or a loved one happen injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a bus driver or bus company. Our Allentown bus accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and move to secure the compensation you are entitled to.

There are many types of buses on Allentown roadways

There are plenty of buses in and around Allentown and Lehigh County. This includes thousands of school buses as well as many long-distance transportation buses. There are also many LANTA buses that faithfully serve the residents of our area who need to get from place to place around the county.

There are various agencies responsible for regulating these buses, including both state and federal regulatory bodies. Statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) show that both school and inter-city buses, both of which we have in abundance in this area, are regularly involved in crashes. Thousands of people are injured each year in bus crashes throughout the country.

Why are these incidents so devastating?

There are many reasons why bus accidents often lead to severe injuries. Passengers inside of a bus are rarely restrained with seatbelts, including children on school buses. When an accident occurs, passengers can be catapulted around the inside of the vehicle. For those who are struck by a bus, they face the impact of a vehicle that weighs tens of thousands of pounds. It is not uncommon for our Allentown bus accident lawyers to help those who have sustained the following in a crash:

 

We want to note that over half of all school bus crashes in Pennsylvania during the latest reporting year were injury crashes.

Who is responsible for these incidents?

There are various ways the bus accidents happen. Of particular concern are bus crashes that are caused by the negligence of the bus driver or the bus company.

  • Bus drivers must be properly trained and hold their commercial driver’s license. Drivers should never operate while impaired by alcohol or drugs, while fatigued, or while distracted by their phones or other electronic devices.
  • Bus companies and agencies must regularly inspect each vehicle to ensure it is in proper working order. Employers must also ensure that each driver is properly trained to operate each vehicle.

Let us help secure compensation for this incident

If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of a bus driver or bus company, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we are ready to step in and help secure the compensation you need. This can include:

  • Coverage of your bus accident-related medical bills
  • Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
  • Mental anguish damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the bus driver or bus company

If you need an Allentown bus accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.