School Bus Accident Lawyers
School bus accidents are not limited to bus crashes, but also include slip and fall and other injuries which occur on the bus, as well as being struck when boarding and exiting the school bus.
Do You Need a School Bus Accident Lawyer?
School bus accident cases can be very complicated. You or your child may have suffered life-altering injuries. There may be multiple victims involved. The Pisanchyn Law Firm’s school bus accident attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to determine who can be held responsible.
There are many factors to consider in school bus accidents. School buses do not have to have seat belts, so most do not. Poorly designed bus stops often play a role.
This is not the type of case that you should try to handle on your own. Having a highly credentialed accident attorney on your side can protect your legal rights and increase your ability to get the justice you deserve.
Who Can be Held Responsible for School Bus Accidents?
Depending on the nature of your school bus accident, and the underlying cause, one or more of the following may be held responsible:
- School bus driver
- School district
- Private school, church, or other organization which owned and operated the school bus
- Private company contracted to provide transportation for the school
- Third party contracted to repair and maintain the bus
- School bus manufacturer
- Parts manufacturer
- Driver of another vehicle
- Government entity responsible for roadway design, construction, and maintenance
Just recently, a devastating school bus accident in Lancaster involved four separate vehicles. 14 students were taken to local hospitals and one of the cars involved fled the scene. Multi-vehicle accidents add another layer to an already complex litigation which is why it is imperative to contact a knowledgeable and experienced accident attorney if you or your loved one are the victim of a multi-car school bus crash.
Compensation in School Bus Accident Lawsuits
If you or your child has been injured in a school bus accident, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Home health care
- Long-term care
- Lost income and future lost income
- Lost earning capacity
- Special equipment and home modifications to accommodate disability
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Diminished quality of life
The compensation available in your unique case will depend on the type and severity of personal injury suffered. If you lost a loved one in a fatal school bus accident you may be able to recover compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Finding a School Bus Accident Attorney
Please, call our bus accident attorneys now toll free 1-800-444-5309 for your free consultation. We know that money can never give your child a clean bill of health again but bringing the negligent parties that caused your child injury or death due to riding the school bus can stop this from happening to anyone else. We have offices in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton and will travel to you.