Uber, Lyft And Bus Accidents
Using mass transit and public transportation is a common mode of transportation for many people in Pennsylvania. With the growth in our area over the past few years, commuting by transit has become more cost-effective for many individuals. Many people in the Harrisburg and York areas use buses as their primary form of transportation during the week.
With so much use of this form of public transportation, accidents do occur. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bus accident that resulted in injuries, it is important that you contact an attorney who has the experience and skill to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes Of Bus Accidents
Bus accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. At Marzzacco Niven & Associates, our lawyers have been raising a voice to help people who:
- Were struck by a bus while walking in the city or crossing the street (pedestrian cases).
- Were injured while riding in a bus (passenger cases) because of the bus driver’s negligence.
- Were injured while riding in a bus because of another driver’s negligence.
Driver inattention, lack of proper training in operating a bus, or failing to follow traffic laws can all lead to collisions, rollovers, and other serious accidents. In some cases, improper maintenance of the bus or a defective mechanical part somehow caused an accident. Whether you sustained an injury as a passenger, driver, or as a pedestrian struck by a bus, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your losses.
Buses are considered “common carriers.” As such, very strict regulations govern their maintenance and operation. Buses and bus companies have a duty to provide safe passage to their passengers. If, through their negligence, they have failed to provide safe passage, you may have the right to pursue compensation. Attorney Christopher Marzzacco of Marzzacco Niven & Associates has experience in dealing with common carrier laws and the rights of those injured by them.
Many of our local school children also use school buses to go and come from school every day. Unfortunately, buses are not required to have seat belts, which can lead to serious, permanent injuries in collisions and rollover accidents. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bus accident that resulted in injuries, it is important that you contact a bus accident attorney who has the experience and skill you need with these types of accidents and can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving a bus or school bus, consulting with our office will help you to understand the legal process. In addition to being highly traumatic, these injuries can lead to costly medical treatment, unpaid bills, lost time from work, and significant pain and suffering during recovery.
Our caring attorneys are ready to help you through this difficult time. Marzzacco Niven & Associates is committed to raising a voice to provide you with the individual attention you need as we assist you through recovering compensation for your damages. Our team will be strong advocates on your behalf.
When you need dedicated legal counsel for your Pennsylvania bus accident, Marzzacco Niven & Associates can help. Please contact us today to arrange a free, confidential consultation with one of our attorneys, either at our Harrisburg office or over the phone. You may reach us via email or phone at 717-260-3580.