People in the Lancaster area have access to Red Rose Transit , the bus service that provides public transportation around the city and county and which has recently merged with the Berks Area transit system . Having access to public transportation can be a wonderful thing for many residents who need to commute across the city or simply want to travel from place to place in the area. It is an inexpensive alternative to keeping up a car and is often a safe and reliable way to get around.

So when there’s an accident involving a public transportation bus, it can be frightening and upsetting. When we board a public transit bus, we are relying on the drivers to drive safely and to keep us safe as passengers. When there is a bus accident, many more people are likely to suffer injuries as a result, and it can mess up travel for many other people while the accident is being cleared. If you have been injured or harmed in such an accident, call a Lancaster bus accident attorney right away.

Bus accidents can happen for any number of reasons. Sometimes, they are even caused by other drivers on the road. But they are commonly caused by one of two reasons: a negligent bus driver, or a malfunctioning bus. Either issue can cause dangerous accidents and can leave you suffering from serious injuries.

Many bus drivers are safe and careful while they drive their routes. Unfortunately, there are occasionally bus drivers who are not as diligent behind the wheel. Some simply do not pay close enough attention while driving and make mistakes that cause dangerous collisions. Others are overtired, meaning that they are not as aware as they should be, and there have even been a few situations with bus drivers driving their routes while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This means that the likelihood that they might cause a collision is much higher.

Another common cause of bus accidents is when a part of the bus itself malfunctions or fails while it is out on the road, carrying passengers. The bus company is responsible for maintaining the safety and functionality of their buses. This requires them to perform routine maintenance checks on the bus and to address any problems with the bus right away. Failing to do so means that they are liable if there is a problem with the bus that causes an accident, including failing brakes, bad tires, and other problems.

If you are a passenger on a bus when it is in an accident, you can easily become injured. Because there are no seatbelts on buses, the likelihood of being thrown out of your seat in the event of a collision is much greater, meaning you could suffer from broken bones, bruises, or even head injuries like concussions or even brain trauma. These kinds of injuries require immediate medical treatment, because you might need emergency medical care or even surgery to address your injuries. And the cost of these kinds of medical expenses can be extremely high, even if you do have health insurance.

If you were in a vehicle that was hit by a bus in an accident, your injuries will also likely be severe. You may also face the expenses of having to repair your car, or even to replace your vehicle if it was totaled in the accident. When added to your already expensive medical bills, it quickly becomes apparent that a huge amount of money is required to deal with the aftermath of a bus accident.

These expenses are often much more than you are able to handle, especially if you have to take time off of work to recover from your injuries or if you become permanently disabled and can no longer work at all. However, you still have options. A Lancaster bus accident lawyer can assist you with your case to make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve from the bus company.

If the bus company failed to take care of the bus and the bus had an accident as a result, they are responsible for covering your medical bills and your car damages if you were driving at the time of the collision. The bus company (as well as the bus driver) is also usually responsible if the bus driver caused the accident themselves.


We will help you prepare your claim to prove to the bus company that they are the ones responsible for your injuries and therefore, for your medical costs as well. We will make sure they treat you fairly and give you the compensation you deserve. Give our offices a call today.

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