Commuter buses and school buses provide reliable, convenient transportation for thousands of passengers in Pennsylvania daily. When embarking on a bus trip, whether to school, work, or some other activity, the first thought most riders have when entering a bus is not the possibility of a life-changing bus accident.
Oftentimes, commuters do not need to worry, but when a bus accident does occur, it may result in a catastrophic accident that could alter the quality of their lives and their loved ones forever.
When victims experience the physical and emotional trauma of a bus accident, they may find that they cannot handle the multi-faceted responsibilities that could result from the aftermath of a crash alone. The Delaware County bus accident lawyers at Eckell Sparks will assist you when decisions must be made that require the guidance of a team of experienced legal professionals.
Our goal is to simplify our clients’ accident claims, so that they can concentrate on recovering from their injuries and not fret about the overwhelming paperwork and looming medical bills that may pile up.
Buses may be designed to carry numerous passengers, but they do not contain the safety features that smaller motor vehicles do. Due to their cumbersome bodies, buses may be more apt to rollover in an accident, which can lead to serious injuries. Preventing such may be challenging for even experienced bus drivers to operate.
Car drivers may endure severe injuries if their vehicle is struck by a considerably larger vehicle, such as a bus.
Many factors may contribute to the likelihood of a bus accident, and these factors reflect those of other motor vehicle incidents.
Unlike car accidents, bus accidents may be tougher to litigate. This is because it may be more challenging to pinpoint which party or insurance company bears responsibility for compensating the victims or their families.
Make no mistake that large bus companies keep lawyers on retainer for when accidents or other legal issues occur. They may employ an insurance company to assess the damage and evaluate just how much compensation they believe that accident victims should receive.
The legal department and insurance company aim on saving the bus company money by deflecting or denying more comprehensive claims from occurring. In that case, it is highly recommended to find a Delaware County bus accident lawyer who will protect the rights of the victim, and not the bus company.
With decades of success in recovering the maximum compensation for our clients, the Delaware County bus accident lawyers at Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C. will provide legal guidance to you and your loved ones. To discuss your case with a lawyer at our firm, call us at 610-565-3700 or contact us online. With offices in Media and West Chester, Pennsylvania, we proudly serve clients in Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Chester County.