When you ride a bus, you are putting your safety in the hands of the bus driver, the company for which he or she works, and the people responsible for the maintenance of the bus. In most cases, all of these parties uphold the strict safety standards required to keep you and your fellow passengers out of harm's way. When they don't, however, the results can be catastrophic. Personal injury lawyer John M. Kenney has been representing clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 1983, and will help you obtain damages if you have been in a bus accident.
Victims of bus accidents frequently sustain much more serious injuries than those sustained in a typical car accident. Some of the injuries that may occur in a bus accident include:
- Spinal injuries
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Severed limbs
Filing a personal injury claim for a bus accident can be much more complicated than filing a personal injury claim against a negligent car driver and his or her insurance company. John M. Kenney has extensive experience handling the complexities of bus accident claims and will aggressively pursue the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled.Higher Standards Mean Greater Liability
Because buses are “common carriers,” their drivers are held to higher standards of safety than other motor vehicle drivers. When they fail to meet these standards, they (and/or their employers) are liable for greater damages than those of the driver of a passenger car. Pennsylvania bus accident attorney John M. Kenney will conduct a thorough investigation into your case to determine if the bus driver, bus company, school district, maintenance company or any other person or entity neglected to operate up to these standards.Assessing Your Injuries
Buses are significantly larger in size and weight than passenger cars, SUVs, motorcycles, pickup trucks, vans, and other motor vehicles. The impact of a collision involving a bus, and the resulting injuries to pedestrians, bus passengers, car occupants and motorcyclists can be catastrophic and life-altering. Personal injury lawyer John M. Kenney's will consult with you, your doctors and other medical professionals to assess the extent of your injuries and what it will take for you to recover. He has helped many clients obtain compensation for lost wages, medical costs, psychological treatment and rehabilitation costs. The amount of compensation to which you are entitled will depend on several factors, including:
- The severity of your injuries
- The extent of your pain and suffering
- Your lost earning potential
- The amount of medical treatment you have received (and/or will continue to receive)
- The impact on your quality of life
- Property damage to your motor vehicle
- Any evidence that the negligent party acted with malice or intent
Personal Injury Attorney John M. Kenney has the experience and resources necessary to fight for your right to receive the maximum amount of damages for your Pennsylvania or New Jersey bus accident claim. He is knowledgeable about the safety regulations that govern school buses, municipal buses, and private buses in both states, and he knows how to prove whether negligence resulted in your injuries or your child’s injuries.
To discuss your legal rights and possible sources of compensation, please contact Fairless Hills attorney John M. Kenney for a free consultation. You may reach him by phone at: (215) 547-3031, or by filling out and submitting our online “Contact Us” form.