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A bus crash is one of the most devastating types of motor vehicle accidents. Bus accidents are relatively rare compared to car crashes, but when they do happen, the results can be catastrophic. Buses of all kinds operate in Scranton – tour and charter buses, C.O.L.T.S. buses, school buses, and commercial buses all traverse the city’s streets and surrounding highways. After a bus crash, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help in getting the medical care and financial compensation you need. A Scranton bus accident lawyer can help you understand exactly what you need to do, and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact a Scranton Bus Accident Lawyer at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys for a Free cCnsultation

We have decades of experience winning cases against commercial transportation companies including bus lines. Since 1959, our law firm has represented people in Scranton and Lackawanna County when it mattered most. Let us put our unparalleled experience and knowledge to work for you.

The consultation is free, and we don’t get paid unless we win your case.

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Types of Bus Crashes Our Scranton Bus Accident Attorneys Handle

Not all personal injury lawyers are equipped to handle a bus crash. Buses are often owned and operated by government entities, private companies, or some combination of the two. Bus crashes often involve multiple plaintiffs, multiple vehicles, and serious injuries. It is crucial that you find a lawyer with experience handling this type of large-scale event.

Bus accident lawyer Dan Munley talking on phone at desk.The Scranton bus injury lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys have devoted a significant portion of our practice specifically to transportation and commercial vehicle accidents, including buses. Dan Munley represented victims of the tragic I-80 bus accident that took place near Scranton, Pennsylvania in 2013, and Marion Munley served as Vice Chair of the American Association for Justice Bus Litigation Group.

We handle cases involving commercial bus lines like:

We also handle cases involving school buses and city buses such as C.O.L.T.S. buses. Crashes involving school and city buses can be particularly complicated because government entities (such as cities and school districts) are protected by laws that place limits on the amount of damages victims can sue them for. However, this doesn’t mean you don’t have a case. You need to know that to bring legal action against a government entity or employee, you must provide written notice to that government agency driving a bus in bad weatherwithin a limited amount of time. In Pennsylvania, that time span is six months from the date of the incident.

Our experienced bus accident attorneys handle:

  • Single-vehicle bus accidents
  • Multi-vehicle collisions involving a bus
  • Bus crashes and pile-ups caused by tractor trailers
  • Pedestrians hit by a bus
  • Pedestrians hit by another vehicle when boarding or deboarding a bus
  • Cyclists or motorcycle riders hit by a bus

Bus Accident Injuries in Scranton

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there are approximately 63,000 bus collisions in the United States every year. In Scranton, thousands of people count on buses for safe, reliable transportation every day. Many more take advantage of bus travel for trips to New York City and surrounding train stations.

Types of bus accident injuries

Bus accidents can cause devastating injuries. Bus passengers don’t have the same protections that automobile occupants do, like seat belts and airbags. While bus passengers aren’t as likely to be injured in minor bus accidents, a serious bus crash can be catastrophic.

Bus accident victims in Scranton may suffer:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord damage and paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Neck and back pain
  • Internal organ damage
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Amputation
  • Psychological trauma
  • Wrongful death

These injuries can take weeks, months, or even years to fully recover from. You may face astronomical bills and time away from your job. A Scranton bus accident attorney can help you recoup your losses and rebuild your future with confidence.

Scranton School Bus Accidents

school bus safety tipsSchool bus crashes are rare, but they do happen. As a parent, you should be able to trust that your child will be safe on a school bus. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

School buses can collide with other vehicles on the streets of Scranton, or with stationary objects or buildings. Other motorists who fail to follow the rules of the road or stop when a school bus has its “stop” sign extended can cause serious injuries. Children are especially vulnerable to being hit by a school bus or another vehicle while getting on or off the bus.

If your child was injured in a school bus crash in Scranton, contact Munley Law for a free consultation. We will listen to your story, explain your rights, and assist you with how to move forward from here.

Scranton Bus Accident FAQs

How much compensation can I get for a bus accident?

The injuries associated with a serious bus crash can come with some steep costs. As a bus accident victim, you should not have to bear these costs on your own. A bus accident injury lawsuit can help you recover damages or financial compensation. Damages may include emergency healthcare treatment, past and future medical bills, physical therapy, lost wages, lost earning power, alterations to your home or vehicle to accommodate a disability, adaptive equipment, as well as pain and suffering.

The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the extent of your injuries and treatment, your income, and more details specific to your situation. We work with medical and economic experts to calculate the maximum value of your damages.

How do I file a claim after a bus accident in Scranton?

At the scene of the bus accident, if you are able, be sure to call the police and make an official report. Do not give a recorded statement to the bus company or their insurer. Instead, contact a bus accident attorney who can handle all paperwork and negotiations on your behalf. An attorney will know the specific laws regarding commercial or municipal bus accident lawsuits and ensure that all proper steps are taken to protect your rights and file a successful claim.

Can you sue a bus driver?

If you were seriously injured in a bus crash in Scranton, it’s possible that the bus driver was negligent and contributed to the accident. As such, you may be able to sue the bus driver for the harm they caused. More often, however, the defendant in your case will be the bus company that employed and insured the driver responsible for the crash. In some cases, there may be multiple defendants. A bus accident lawyer at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys will identify all negligent parties and establish liability to ensure you receive maximum compensation.

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    Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys

    227 Penn Ave.
    Scranton, PA 18503
    (570)865-4699

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