Bus Accidents in Pennsylvania | What You Should Know

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Bus accidents are serious. If you were hurt in one, you will need to retain the services of our skilled Pennsylvania mass transit accident attorneys. We are here dedicated to ensuring you obtain the compensation you need to heal.

How do bus accidents occur?

Like all other types of accidents, bus accidents can happen for a variety of different reasons. Keep in mind, however, that they are typically a result of negligence, either on the part of the bus driver, another motorist, or those who manufacture/maintain the bus. As a result, driver negligence is the most common cause of bus accidents. Common kinds of negligence include failing to account for large blind spots, negligently releasing passengers, failing to wait until passengers are seated before driving away, driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving while fatigued, speeding, texting while driving, and more. If you were hurt as a result of negligence in a bus accident, there is a very high chance that you will be entitled to financial compensation. Reach out to our firm today to discuss the details of your case and your legal options. Our attorneys are equipped with the knowledge and experience required to ensure that you and your future are protected.

How long will I have to file a Notice of Claim in Pennsylvania?

If you are hurt in an accident, in most instances, you will have to file your personal injury claim within two years of the date of your accident, in agreement with the state’s statute of limitations. It is also critical to take note of the fact that in Pennsylvania, if you are hurt on a property owned by a government entity, or you sustained an injury in a mass transit accident owned by a government entity, you will have to file a Notice of Claim within six months of the date of your accident. If you fail to do so within the allotted time, you will likely relinquish your right to financial compensation. You should keep in mind, however, that if you were seriously injured and were unable to file a claim due to incapacitation/disability, the 6-month time limit will not begin for up to 90 days after the date of the accident. If you have any additional questions about this, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys are on your side.


Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

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