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Pennsylvania Bus Accident Lawyer

Most Pennsylvania residents who take buses to work, school, and other destinations arrive safely. But sometimes disaster strikes. Anyone can sustain serious injuries and life-changing consequences after a bus accident. Our team of Pennsylvania bus accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC can help victims and their families claim compensation for their losses and get their lives back on track. Schedule your free consultation today to see how we can help you pursue justice.

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

Many people travel throughout Pennsylvania by public transit, school, and private buses. While these forms of transportation are generally safe, bus crashes still happen. In 2022 alone, 461 commercial buses and 274 school buses were involved in crashes in Pennsylvania. Victims of bus crashes often suffer serious injuries, painful recoveries, and significant damages that affect the whole family.

At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we understand bus accident victims’ struggles and are committed to helping them fight for justice. If you were hurt in a bus crash in Bucks County, Philadelphia, or surrounding areas, contact Cordisco & Saile LLC and speak with a skilled Pennsylvania bus accident lawyer. We can help you claim the compensation you need now.

Why Hire a Pennsylvania Bus Accident Lawyer at Cordisco & Saile?

After a bus accident in Pennsylvania, you need a trusted bus accident attorney. You want someone at your side who can take on big insurance companies and demand fair compensation for your damages. The award-winning team at Cordisco & Saile LLC has the experience, knowledge, and resources to fight for your rights while providing personalized representation and support.

When you work with our bus accident law firm, our comprehensive legal services include the following:

  • A no-obligation case evaluation to determine if you qualify to take legal action
  • Legal advice and guidance throughout the claims process
  • A thorough investigation of the bus crash to determine what happened
  • Collection of crucial evidence, including witness statements, to build your case
  • Calculating the extent and value of your damages to include in your claim
  • Communication and negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf
  • Court representation if we need to take your case to trial

Our experienced Pennsylvania bus accident attorneys will handle all the legal steps of your case so you can focus on healing and getting back on your feet. With a track record of successful settlements and verdicts, you can trust that Cordisco & Saile LLC will do whatever it takes to help you and your family. Schedule a free consultation with our team to learn more.

Why Is It Important To Choose the Right Law Firm for Your Bus Accident Case?

Bus accident claims can be complex because they typically involve multiple parties, large transit companies, major insurers, and long-term damages that may be difficult to calculate. Choosing the right lawyer means you have a professional who understands these cases and what steps to take to reach your goals.

Our bus accident attorneys have extensive experience handling these types of claims. With several offices throughout Pennsylvania, we know local laws that can affect your case. Contact us to see how we can help you maximize your recovery and fight against unfair insurance companies.

"Atty. Saile assisted a relative in a difficult case. Also office staff especially Maria Gartner. Very professional lawyer and staff who left no aspects to the imagination and doggedly pursued the case to a successful conclusion. Kept us well advised as case proceeded. Everyone was very pleasant to deal with. We are very sure to use them again if the need arises."

Injuries Resulting From a Bus Crash in Pennsylvania

Because of the size of a bus and the lack of safety restraints on many of these vehicles, passengers may experience severe injuries during a crash. Some common bus accident-related injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spine and neck injuries
  • Lacerations and abrasions
  • Puncture wounds
  • Burns
  • Crush injuries
  • Loss of limb
  • Broken bones
  • Sprains and bruises
  • Internal organ injuries

In the most tragic cases, a bus accident may even result in the loss of life for one or more parties involved.

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Who Is Responsible for Damages Suffered in a Bus Crash?

Depending on the specific cause or causes of the bus crash, one or more individuals may bear the blame for the accident. Under the doctrine of vicarious liability, employers are responsible for their employees’ actions. If the bus driver was intoxicated, fatigued, or otherwise incapable of operating the bus, the injured parties may be able to hold the commercial bus company liable. A Bus company may also be liable if the driver’s inexperience leads to a crash since the employer may have been negligent in its hiring and training practices.

If a faulty part on the bus contributed to the crash, the injured parties could initiate a personal injury suit against the manufacturer or distributor of the bus. A servicing company or mechanic may also be labeled a defendant if the bus was improperly maintained or serviced.

Finally, if another motorist caused the wreck, those injured could hold that driver liable. Parties injured in a bus crash may be able to recover compensation from their insurance policies. Drivers can choose between limited and full tort when purchasing a policy—the former restricts rights to file a tort claim for pain and suffering to those who suffer serious injuries. At the same time, the latter places no restrictions on the right to file a pain and suffering tort claim.

Types of Bus Accidents Cordisco & Saile, LLC Handles

Our bus accident law offices in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania handle different types of bus crash cases.

Charter or Private Bus Accidents

We don’t expect our children to be hurt while riding the bus to and from school, which makes this type of accident particularly devastating. If your child was injured in a school bus crash, working with a specialized school bus accident lawyer can help you hold the responsible party accountable and fight for the financial support your family deserves.

City Bus Accidents

Private bus companies must operate their vehicles safely and obey traffic laws in Pennsylvania. When bus drivers fail in this duty and you are injured, you can work with a commercial bus accident lawyer to take legal action.

School Bus Accidents

Private vs. Public Bus Accident Claims

Private bus accident claims typically follow the same process as other personal injury cases. You file a lawsuit against the negligent party to recover damages within the two-year statute of limitations. However, public bus accident claims are more complex and time-sensitive because you’re suing a government entity.

Under Pennsylvania law, you have a shorter six-month timeframe to inform a government agency of your intentions to sue for damages. You must notify the agency in writing and include specific details for them to consider your claim. If you miss the six-month deadline, a court will most likely dismiss your case, and you will lose the chance to recover damages.

If you were riding a public or municipal transit bus involved in an accident, bringing a legal claim against a government entity can be challenging. A top-rated bus accident lawyer with Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you understand your rights and how you can move forward with your case.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Pennsylvania Bus Accident Attorney

If you were injured in a bus accident in Pennsylvania, you may qualify to claim compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Contact our skilled bus accident lawyers to learn how we can help you claim the maximum compensation for your damages.

Our bus accident attorneys are available to help you in cities around the state, including:

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