10.10.2018

Some Things To Know About Bus Accident Defendants

Properly litigating a personal injury case so that our clients make a complete and total recovery of their losses is always the first and foremost priority of the experienced personal injury attorneys at Powell Law. For 112 years, the attorneys at Powell Law have represented Pennsylvania personal injury victims. Here are some things to know about bus accidents, which are typically caused by:

  • Excessive speed by the bus driver;
  • Dangerous road conditions;
  • Poor bus maintenance;
  • Bus driver error, fatigue, impairment, or medical condition;
  • Negligent hiring and/or training;
  • Defective equipment; and
  • Disruptive passengers.

As many people know concerning these types of accidents, if a bus driver or his company was negligent and causes injuries and damages to a passenger, the injured party may file a personal injury claim both against the driver and the commercial bus company.

Private buses are operated by commercial companies and are typically classified as common carriers by the law which therefore also imposes a corresponding higher duty of care. If a commercial bus is involved in an accident that causes an individual to sustain injuries, the injured party may have a cause of action against the company operating the bus. This requires evidence that the bus as a common carrier failed to exercise the highest level of care when transporting passengers.

However, often a city, county or municipality may operate the bus. If the bus driver or his company was negligent and caused injuries, an injured party may be able to file a personal injury claim against both the driver, the company, and the city, county or municipality that operates this particular bus. Legal doctrines such as sovereign immunity impose legal substantive and procedural obstacles to accident victims who wish to file a lawsuit against a governmental entity.

Bus accidents can be complicated since the identification of the negligent, liable parties is often difficult. Regardless of whether the responsible party was a private or governmental entity, Powell Law can make this necessary determination and help any injured plaintiff recover damages for his or her injuries.

If you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury, especially as a result of any type of accident, including a bus accident, contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777. Our decades of experience make us the preferred choice for representation in personal injury matters in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas. Our attorneys, past and present, have represented victims for 112 years. The consultation is FREE and you don’t pay anything unless we win your case. Call today.

Some Things To Know About Bus Accident Defendants

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