Seeking Justice for People Injured in Bus Accidents
Have you or a loved one been injured in a bus accident? There are many circumstances that can lead to bus accidents. Manufacturing issues, negligent drivers and improperly placed signs can all result in personal injury or death.
At Schemery Zicolello, our experienced attorneys have been dedicated to helping bus accident victims in Williamsport, other areas of Pennsylvania since 1996. We have the experience and knowledge to help you obtain full compensation for the injuries and losses you have suffered.
Bus Accidents Are More Common Than Many Think
As a result of the ever-increasing congestion on roadways, the cost of gas and the rising prices of motor-vehicle maintenance, more and more people are choosing public buses as their primary means of transportation. Buses carry nearly 360 million passengers over more than 28 billion miles in the United States each year.
Despite the consensus opinion that seat safety belts are the most important safety device for vehicles traveling on our highways and roads, passengers on buses lack any such protection. The growing number of people using buses in combination with the lack of seat safety belts is resulting in an increase in the number of injuries and deaths caused by bus accidents.
Holding Bus Companies Responsible
School buses are a necessity for thousands of families, and are responsible for transporting our children all over the state to and from school, sporting events and field trips. It is no secret that school buses are often filled with overly excited children who may not adhere to safety precautions. This can make school bus accidents extremely dangerous, and it is crucial that school buses and their drivers are thoroughly examined and monitored.
Freight Bus Accident Law Firm
Freight buses are usually used to transport bulk goods. Because of their design and difficulty maneuvering on highways, freight bus accidents happen all the time on our streets and highways. These freight bus accidents generally just result in property damage; however, on busy roadways, it is vital that drivers remain aware of what is going on around them at all times and adhere to all traffic rules.
Serious Injuries Resulting From Bus Accidents
Transport bus crashes are also extremely dangerous because of the great number of passengers that risk injury or death. Buses are often filled to or beyond capacity and any complication involving the mechanics of the vehicle, the bus driver or another driver can lead to a devastating accident. Unfortunately, although rigorous quality tests should always be done by bus companies, it is usually not the case when accidents take place. At Schemery Zicolello, our trusted attorneys will gather the facts and help you prove that you were injured due to negligence.
Schemery Zicolello can also help with other bus accident scenarios you may have been involved in, such as:
- Bus rollover
- Charter and tour bus accidents
- Collisions with other motor vehicles
- Distracted bus drivers
- Bus driver cellphone use and/or text messaging
- Bus driver fatigue
- Equipment failure
- Fifteen-passenger van accidents
- Improper turning and lane change
- Manufacturing defects
- Pedestrians struck by a bus
Whether you were a bus passenger, a walking pedestrian, or a driver or passenger of another vehicle that was involved in a collision with a bus, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. Let us help you fight your rights. Call today.
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If you have suffered an injury as a result of a bus accident in Pennsylvania, or if you have lost someone close to you as a result of a bus accident, please contact the trusted lawyers at Schemery Zicolello online, or call us at 570-321-7554 for a free preliminary consultation.