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Busy highways increase risk of bus accidents

| Aug 14, 2018 | Bus Accidents |

Many Pennsylvania residents use buses to get around. They are an efficient way to transport large groups, whether for commuting to work or traveling the countryside. Unfortunately, bus accidents can result in multiple injuries. 

Recently, a transit bus was involved in an accident on I-79. Though the transit authority that ran the bus service declined to comment, emergency responders confirm that there were injuries to passengers on the bus. Passengers that did not suffer serious injuries waited for another bus to transport them from the scene, and the accident caused significant travel delays on the highway. The accident remains under investigation. 

Bus accidents can be especially frightening to victims. Passengers have no control over the events that unfold. In addition to seeking medical attention for those who have suffered injury, the moments after a bus accident can be chaotic. It is important for victims to try to find a safe place to wait for help because until police arrive to reroute traffic, other drivers may not be aware there are injured people close by, raising the potential for further injury. Also, people may have had personal property on the bus that needs to be accounted for. 

When bus accidents result in serious injuries, the days and weeks that follow may feel overwhelming for Pennsylvania victims. It can be difficult to stay on top of legal issues, medical expenses and insurance matters. Fortunately, a knowledgeable attorney can help. An attorney can take over the legal leg work while victims focus on recovery and rest in the aftermath of bus accidents.