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Philadelphia Bus Accident Lawyer

Buses are an essential part of the transportation needs of those in and around Philadelphia. However, buses are much larger and weigh more than traditional passenger vehicles and can cause significant injuries in the event they are involved in a collision. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we are here to help if you need a Philadelphia bus accident attorney. Our personal injury attorneys understand how important it is for victims in these cases to secure the compensation they deserve, and we will fully investigate your case to ensure you are properly cared for.

Bus Accidents Often Cause Severe Injuries

There are many buses in and around the area that transport passengers daily. This includes:

  • SEPTA buses
  • School buses
  • Long-distance transportation buses
  • Short-distance transport buses (airport shuttles, hotel shuttles, etc.)

According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), we know that the average public transportation bus weighs between 20,000 to 30,000 pounds. Whenever a vehicle this size collides with a traditional passenger vehicle, this can cause tremendous damage and injuries. It is not uncommon for the following people to sustain injuries in the event a bus crash occurs:

  • Passengers and drivers inside traditional vehicles
  • Passengers inside the bus
  • Bystanders near a crash site

At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our bus accident attorneys in Philadelphia regularly help clients who have sustained:

  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Spinal cord travel with paralysis
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Open head wounds
  • Severe sprains and strains
  • Lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
  • Crush injuries or amputations

Causes of Bus Crashes in Philadelphia

There are various ways that bus crashes can occur in Philadelphia. Often, these incidents revolve around the actions of a bus driver or bus company.

Bus companies and operators have a duty to ensure the safety of their vehicles. They must regularly inspect and maintain every bus on the roadway to ensure that failure will not occur.

Bus drivers have an incredible responsibility to keep their passengers and others on the roadway safe. Accidents are likely to occur if a bus driver:

  • Operates while distracted by phones or other devices
  • Operates while impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Fails to follow traffic laws
  • Operates too fast for conditions
  • Is not adequately trained

Time Limit to File a Bus Accident Claim

The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Pennsylvania is two years from the date an injury occurs. Those who sustained an injury in a bus accident have a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against an alleged negligent party.

Call Us for a Free Consultation of Your Case Today

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident involving a bus, speak to an attorney immediately. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our qualified and experienced attorneys have the resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation into the incident in order to secure the compensation you need. This can include:

  • Any bus crash-related medical bills
  • Lost income if you cannot work while recovering
  • Any household out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Property damage expenses

If you need a Philadelphia bus accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation.