Pittsburgh Bus Accident Attorney
Representing Victims Injured in a Bus Accident
Throughout Pennsylvania, public transportation is commonly used to help residents get from one place to another. While this is a common source of transportation for many people in Pittsburgh (with more than 800 buses traveling through the area), it can unfortunately be a source of severe injuries when accidents occur. Buses are different from other passenger vehicles in that safety features are often limited or even non-existent; for example, passengers are not required to wear seat belts.
While this can be considered a "convenience" for travelers, it can also leave them extremely vulnerable. Accidents happen—from things such as distracted, drunk or inexperience drivers, as well as externals factors—and when they do, this lack of safety features can leave passengers to sustain severe and even life-threatening injuries. Therefore, if you or a loved one has been in such an accident, regardless of the cause, it is extremely important to get seasoned legal representation to help pursue your rights and protect your best interests.
What can an attorney do for you?
Every year, thousands of people are injured in bus accidents. As public transportation increases, so does the potential for accidents and injuries. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 24,000 people were hurt in bus accidents in 2008. These accidents are the result of many factors, including driver negligence. If you've been hurt in a bus accident because the driver wasn't paying attention or someone failed in his/her duty, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages.
Personal injury claims for bus accidents can be much more complex and involved than claims for truck or car accidents. Questions have to be answered regarding the safety standards for bus operation, the driver's competence (or fault), and the operating condition of the bus. In some cases, the bus accident may feature multiple at fault parties, which can complicate injury claims even further. It is important to keep in mind that many bus companies have limited insurance coverage that only allows them to pay a certain amount to each injured passenger.
After you have suffered injuries in a bus accident, time is of the essence. You need to secure legal representation as soon as possible so that you can file a claim for your fair share of the bus company's coverage. Quickly filing a claim will also allow you to explore all other sources of restitution, if multiple parties were involved. If you have been injured in a bus accident, it is to your benefit to contact an attorney who can make sure you are seeking full injury compensation.
Contact the law office of Frank Walker!
Pittsburgh personal injury attorney Frank Walker provides caring, high-quality personal injury representation to accident victims in the Pittsburg area. We have secured positive results in a large number of cases, which gives us substantial experience in addressing personal injury matters. We do not simply claim that we are "experienced" in order to obtain clients. We have the track record to substantiate our claims. Our firm is ready to provide you with representation in your bus accident case that may dramatically increase the likelihood of compensation for all of your injury expenses.