Charter buses are a great way for large groups of people to attend events, or look at scenery together without having to worry about driving or parking themselves. Charter bus drivers receive extensive training, so it is normal to expect a safe trip. But for one group on an outing on Saturday night, that safe trip didn't happen.
The charter bus they were riding in hit a low bridge and five of the passengers were injured as a result. According to police the bus rammed into a support beam when it clipped an overpass causing major damage to the bus, and igniting enough concern to require 5 passengers to take a trip to the hospital.
Fortunately, the injuries weren't severe, and long term repercussions are not expected. All five were released from the hospital. But even without a severe injury, retaining a bus accident lawyer in Philadelphia after being hurt in an accident is well worth the effort.
The cause of the accident is under investigation, but it is important to get a charter bus accident lawyer involved early in the process so that they can get clear details regarding what happened on the bus and what factors on the road might have played a role in the crash.
In addition to taking pictures of the crash scene as well as obvious injuries, those who sustain injuries in a charter bus accident, whether they are a driver or a passenger, should track any discomfort they experience in a journal. This can help their bus accident attorney establish that the injuries sustained in the crash are negatively impacting their lives.
With a charter bus crash many factors come into play. Did the charter company allow for enough time between shifts so that drivers could get the appropriate amount of rest? Did the driver make an error due to an unnecessary distraction? So many questions to be answered.
A good Pennsylvania insurance attorney can make sure that the accident is properly reconstructed, and whoever is responsible, be it the charter bus company, the individual driver, or even the city be held accountable.
Accepting a quick settlement from the insurance company can be tempting, but a Philadelphia bus accident lawyer should be retained so you get the maximum possible compensation available under Pennsylvania law as opposed to the tiny nuisance settlement offer to you.
The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a low 29% contingency fee, not the standard 40-45% like other firms. We serve ALL of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We can sign you up over the phone and start working on your case today.
The Lassen Law Firm
1515 Market St #1510
Philadelphia, PA 19102