Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorneys
In 2009, there were 973 bus accidents in the state of Pennsylvania, which resulted in 11 fatalities and 1,423 injuries. Due to the size of these common vehicles, surviving victims suffer a number of painful and potentially life-altering injuries. Some of the most common injuries include:
Filing a Claim for Bus Accident Injuries
Bus accident claims can become increasingly more complex as the process progresses, making the need for a skilled lawyer of vital importance. It may require your lawyer to deal with SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Public Transit Authority), a school or perhaps a private company that operates a bus service. Facing off against one of these adversaries in negotiations or in civil court can prove to be time-consuming and difficult.
Philadelphia Injury Attorney Thomas Murphy has the necessary experience with over 25 years of service to injured victims, as well as the resources to fully investigate your case and therefore represent your interests aggressively and effectively. By preparing every case for court, our firm shows the other party that we mean business. This often helps us work out a successful out of court settlement.
Attorney Thomas J. Murphy may be able to help you recover the financial compensation you need for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. By effectively representing your interests, proving the
negligence of the bus driver or other party and showing that you were not at fault, attorney Murphy can work to maximize your financial recovery.
What causes bus accidents in Philadelphia?
Although there are a variety of factors that can lead to bus accidents, there are a number of common causes that are the result of negligence on behalf of the driver or the bus company. Dangerous collisions can occur because a bus driver may be inexperienced, under the influence of alcohol, distracted, or simply tired. This can lead to a deadly mistake when he or she is driving innocent passengers. The bus itself may be improperly maintained and therefore suffer mechanical failure while in transit. The bus company may not perform thorough background checks on its employees and therefore hire a driver with a poor driving record or even a criminal record.
As your accident lawyer, Thomas J. Murphy can investigate the situation that led to your accident. He will work to get to the bottom of it and determine exactly what person or entity can be held responsible, then pursuing maximum financial compensation on your behalf from that party.