Many Pennsylvanians rely on buses for their transportation needs. These large vehicles are capable of carrying multiple people to and from destinations, but the passengers and people on the buses are capable of suffering debilitating injuries when they are negligently operated or maintained. Some of the entities that provide bus services in the southeast area of the Keystone State include:
- Delaware County Transportation Management Association (DCTMA)
- Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVF)
- Krapf Bus Companies, Inc.
- Philly Phlash
- Pottstown Area Rapid Transit (PART)
- Red Rose Transit Authority
- Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
- Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC)
In certain accidents, passengers can sustain broken bones, painful sprains, or other soft tissue injuries. Drivers or passengers of other vehicles that are involved in collisions with buses may suffer catastrophic head, brain, or spinal cord injuries that require extensive rehabilitation and make it impossible for victims to support themselves.
The companies that own and operate these buses are legally obligated to make sure their vehicles are properly maintained and the drivers will exercise extreme caution in operating them. Whether an accident is the result of driver negligence such as distracted driving, driver fatigue, or other reckless driving, or people are hurt by defective parts or poorly maintained vehicles, the entity that owns the bus can be liable for all damages.
These companies will often employ teams of lawyers to investigate and fight any legal claims that may be filed against the bus companies. If an accident victim does not have his or her injury claim denied, he or she may be offered a settlement by the negligent party’s insurance company. You should reject such an offer because while such an offer may initially seem fair or generous, these amounts are often much less what a victim is entitled to and fail to account for future medical or financial needs. By signing any agreement to settle a claim too soon, you risk having no legal recourse later on if an injury worsens.
As the passenger of a non-private passenger vehicle, you may recover as though you are covered by full tort coverage, even if you only have limited tort coverage. Commercial vehicle passengers meet an exception to the law, so they are able to pursue full damages for pain and suffering.
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Ciccarelli Law Offices represents accident survivors on a contingency fee basis so you will pay us nothing if we do not get you a monetary award. Our dedicated attorneys will work as a team to identify every possible source of recovery so you can get every dollar of compensation that may be available.
Contact the West Chester bus accident attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices as soon as possible if you suffered serious injuries as a result of a bus driver’s negligent actions. We have office locations in West Chester, Radnor, King of Prussia, Lancaster, Plymouth Square, Malvern, Philadelphia, and Kennett Square. Call (610) 692-8700 right now to schedule a free consultation that will allow our firm to review your case.
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The Injury attorneys of Ciccarelli Law Offices have successfully represented individuals throughout the state of Pennsylvania that have been injured in accidents. Our Chester County based law firm is based at 304 North High Street, West Chester PA 19380 and serves clients throughout Pennsylvania including but not limited to in Kennett Square, Downingtown, West Chester, Coatesville, Exton, Chester Springs, Chadds Ford, Landenberg, Lancaster, Media, Harrisburg, Reading, Philadelphia, Honey Brook, Oxford, Malvern, Parkesburg, Phoenixville and Paoli. Contact us now at (610) 692-8700 or call toll free (877) 529-2422. Don’t wait—contact an attorney immediately.