If you were injured in a Hazleton bus accident, find a lawyer who will fight for the justice you deserve
Take the first step towards recovery by calling the bus accident team at Munley Law today
If you suffered injuries after a Hazleton bus accident, Munley Law is ready to help. Everyday, thousands of Pennsylvanians rely on Hazleton Public Transit (HPT) and Luzerne County Transit Authority (LCTA) to get where they need to go. Throughout Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and the greater Luzerne County, buses bring passengers to work, school, appointments, and shopping districts. Although bus travel is usually a safe, reliable transportation option, everything can change in the blink of an eye when a catastrophic bus accident occurs. Bus crashes injure passengers, bus drivers, pedestrians, and occupants of other vehicles. They can occur unexpectedly on Hazleton’s roads and highways. Bus collisions can cause painful injuries, permanent damage, and sometimes even death. In fact, the most recent data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shows that the number of truck and bus crash fatalities increased to 121,000 deaths. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reports that out of all 67 Pennsylvania counties, Luzerne County ranks #7 in the number of traffic related deaths.
At Munley Law, we know that the moments after a bus crash are the scariest. However, we also understand that the pain and suffering can last weeks or months into the future. When bus accident victims suffer life-changing injuries and are unable to work, pay their bills and medical costs, or care for their loved ones, we are here to help. To learn how a Munley Law Bus Accident Lawyer can fight for you, schedule your free consultation today.
Who we are: Hazleton bus accident lawyers
Our Bus Accident Team is led by some of the most experienced, accomplished, and trailblazing lawyers in the United States. We have won millions for our clients in negotiation rooms and courtrooms throughout Hazleton and Luzerne County. Marion and Daniel Munley are recognized as leaders in the trucking and bus crash field. Lawyers across the country ask Munley Law lawyers to teach them about the practices and cutting edge techniques we use to win big in bus accident cases. Despite our national recognition, we never forget that our roots are in northeastern Pennsylvania. At our core, we are a family law firm and we treat our clients like family too.
Hazleton Bus Crash FAQ
Q: What causes bus accidents in Luzerne County?
The FMCSA reports that 5,096 buses crashed last year. However, each of these collisions was likely caused by a different combination of factors and conditions. There is no one reason that buses crash. Understanding why a given bus accident happened can be complex and technical, but the most common causes of catastrophic bus accidents in Pennsylvania include:
- Distracted driving by bus, car, truck, SUV, and motorcycle drivers who are not paying attention, especially as buses make frequent stops
- Inclement Pennsylvania weather, including rain, snow, ice, wind, and fog
- Fatigued or drowsy driving by drivers who are exhausted behind the wheel
- Speeding by motor-vehicle operators who drive faster than the posted speed limits
- Impaired driving by those driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failures to follow the rules of the road, such as the laws governing switching lanes, stopping at traffic lights and stop signs, and turn signal use
Q: I was injured in a crash involving a bus, but I am worried that I can’t afford a lawyer.
At Munley Law, we understand that bus accident victims and their families are coping with tremendous pain and financial stress. Our job is to make our client’s lives easier, not more stressful. That’s why we use what is called a “contingency model” and we never ask our clients to pay us anything unless–and until–we win big for them. We will pay all of the costs of fighting your case out of our own pockets: the court fees, the expert fees, everything! We’ll never send you a bill for these costs or our legal services. We simply deduct this amount from the settlement or jury award we win at the very end. And if we don’t negotiate a settlement amount you approve of or win you an award at trial, you will walk away owing us absolutely nothing.
Q: Why do I need a bus accident lawyer?
If you were injured in Hazleton bus crash, don’t take on the insurance and transportation companies alone. An experienced bus accident lawyer will know the best strategy to win big for you. At Munley Law, our Bus Crash Team will take on:
- Investigating your case and what caused your accident
- Gathering the documents needed to prove your case
- Interviewing witnesses to the scene
- Documenting your injuries and losses
- Hiring experts and reconstructionists to testify in court
- Negotiating settlements
- Preparing claims for court
- Drafting legal documents
- Researching the law that impacts your case
- Determining the best court to file your claim
- Conducting discovery
- Preparing for trial
- Picking a jury
- Introducing evidence
- Examining court witnesses at trial
- Making sure you are paid the amount you are owed
Take the first step on the path to getting the justice you deserve today! Our Hazleton office is standing by to add you to our list of clients who have won millions. See the difference a Munley Law bus accident lawyer makes by scheduling your free consultation right away.