Stroudsburg Bus Accident Lawyer
While public and private buses may be instrumental in the transportation of people in a way that is both economical and environmentally sound, there is no doubt that buses can be dangerous. Indeed, these large vehicles weigh much more than do passenger cars, and when a collision occurs, all of those involved are at risk of serious injury.
Bus accident injury claims can be complicated for numerous reasons – injuries are often severe, numerous people may be harmed, and liability may be disputed. If you have been harmed in a bus accident, our Stroudsburg bus accident lawyers at the Needle Law Firm can help you.
Causes of Bus Accident
Bus accidents occur for numerous reasons. Most often, the negligence of the bus driver or a third-party driver is to blame. Examples of negligent driver actions that can lead to bus accidents including distracted driving, intoxicated/impaired driving, speeding, failing to yield, aggressive driving, and inexperienced driving. In addition to drivers’ errors, some bus accidents may be the result of bus or vehicle malfunctions (such as a tire blowout or faulty brakes), road or signage defects, objects in the road, traffic sign/device errors, poor weather, or rowdy and inappropriate passengers.
Damages from a Bus Collision
Regardless of the cause of a bus accident, if a bus collision occurs, the damages may be serious. The driver or passengers of another vehicle, a bicyclist or motorcyclist, a pedestrian, and bus passengers are all at risk for harm. Injuries might include spinal cord injuries, bone fracture injuries, limb injuries, internal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and more.
Injuries can leave a person in physical pain, and may lead to psychological harm, such as the development of depression, too. Serious injuries may be disabling, leaving a person permanently impaired. Of course, injuries are expensive to treat, and when combined with the inability to work and the loss of earning potential, a single person may be looking at tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of economic and noneconomic losses.
Who’s Liable for Losses?
If you’ve been in a bus accident and have suffered harm, determining fault for the accident is critical. If you can prove negligence, you can hold the at-fault person liable for your losses. Potentially liable parties might include:
- The bus driver;
- The bus company;
- A government entity (i.e. municipality);
- A third-party driver; or
- The manufacturer of a bus or vehicle part.
Our lawyers are skilled at investigating accidents and determining and proving liability. Keep in mind that the process for filing a claim will differ depending upon whether you are filing a claim against a private party or a claim against the government- as such, it is always recommended that you work with a bus accident lawyer familiar with both processes.
Contact Our Legal Team Today
When you have suffered serious injuries, you need a serious lawyer with experience and a reputation of success. At the Needle Law Firm, our Stroudsburg bus accident lawyers are ready to advocate for you. For a free consultation with our team, please send us a message telling us more about your bus accident or call us directly. We work on a contingency fee basis and there are never any upfront legal costs.