Bus Accident Trial Lawyers in Northeast Pennsylvania

Date: June 24, 2020
Posted In: Auto Accidents

Were you in a Bus Accident or Bus Crash?

Northeast Pennsylvania is home  to intersecting  interstate highways including Route 81, Route 380, Route 84 and Route 80.  The region is also home to the Pennsylvania turnpike Northeast Extension and busy Pennsylvania Route 6.  Additionally, every day we place our school bound children on school buses.  On a daily basis hundreds of buses carrying thousands of passengers will pass through the area.  Unfortunately, with this type of volume, bus  accidents will occur.  The Trial Lawyers at DLP Law are skilled at handling these sometimes complicated and challenging cases.  If you or a loved one is injured due to the negligence of a bussing company here are some items to be aware of for your protection:

  • Accidents do happen and sometimes it is NOT the fault of the bussing company.  Busses can be struck by negligent and careless truck drivers or drivers operating personal vehicles.  In these cases, as in all other cases, investigation and attention to detail is key.  There can be complex and complicated insurance issues.  The lawyers at DLP have handled many cases such as these and can guide you through all of the issues.
  • Many bus accidents are caused by bus driver error.  Was the driver overextended and exhausted?  Was the driver properly qualified to drive a bus?  Was a driver medically fit to drive a bus?  Was a bus driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol?   These and many similar issues involving driver error must be investigated and examined with great detail.  DLP has the experts on board to preserve and analyze all of the evidence.
  • Bus accidents can be caused by negligent and reckless bus companies.  Did the company permit a bus driver to operate it’s bus when he or she was unqualified?  Did the bus company fail to have proper safeguards in place for monitoring its drivers for safety?  Did the bus company maintain its busses in a safe fashion and in accordance with state and federal rules and regulations?  These and many more issues regarding the conduct of a bus company can be critical to the successful pursuit of any case.
  • School bus accidents raise a whole other set of issues.  Was the school bus owned by a private company?  Was the school bus owned by a school district and therefor subject to the Municipal Tort Claims Act and its provisions? Are the recovery of damages limited?

The above issues deal primarily with liability and whether the bus company or another careless driver can be held responsible for injuries or death which they may cause.  If so, the Trial Lawyers at DLP Law are also skilled at maximizing damages and the amount of our client’s recovery.  Uncovering all possible sources of recovery is a critical task in bus accident cases.  This is even more so than in most cases due to the number of innocent passengers generally injured in a bus crash.  Bus company insurance coverage can only be spread so far and other insurance policies including the private insurance coverage of our clients may come into play.   DLP will make sure all potential damage bases are covered.

Call us today for a FREE Bus Accident Evaluation and Consultation

If you or a loved one is injured in accident involving a bus anywhere in Northeast Pennsylvania, please contact the experienced Bus Accident crash lawyers at Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP— Remeber: Injury? Call DLP! (570) C-A-L-L-D-L-P.

Joe Price
Attorney Joe Price is a seasoned Trial Lawyer serving Northeast, Central and Southeast Pennsylvania for the past forty (40) years. He has handled serious personal injury cases in courts throughout the Federal system including New Jersey and New York. Attorney Price is A.V. Rated by Martindale Hubble. He is Board Certified in Civil Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1996.