Bus Accidents in Western PA
Pittsburgh injury attorneys
Bus accidents and school bus accidents often result in serious personal injuries or death. Bus accidents can be caused by such contributing factors as driver negligence, inadequate security, dangerous roadways, weather conditions, defective product, and improper maintenance, to name a few.
If you have been injured as the result of a bus accident or your child has been injured in a school bus accident, you may be able to file a claim against the bus company to recover for your damages.
If you have been seriously injured in an accident involving a bus or school bus, you need the advice of an experienced Pittsburgh personal injury attorney. Claims for damages against a public entity or governmental entity are complex and have strict time limitations. For instance, if you are an adult, you only have two (2) years to file a lawsuit for injuries sustained in a bus accident and children must file a lawsuit within two (2) years of their 18th birthday. However, if the party at fault is a governmental entity, then proper notice pursuant to 42 Pa. C.S. §5522 must be given to the entity within six (6) months of the date of the accident regardless of whether the injured person is an adult or child. The laws are complex and vary greatly dependent upon the circumstances surrounding the accident. Rudberg Law Offices, LLC has the expertise to handle these types of claims.
Through experience and education, our firm is able to expertly evaluate medical injuries and pursue personal injury claims on behalf of the injured child or adult.
For additional information, you may find the following links useful:
- U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Contact a skilled accident lawyer in Pittsburgh
If you have been injured in any type of accident caused by the careless or wrongful actions of others, call the Pittsburgh accident attorneys of Rudberg Law Offices, LLC for assistance at (412) 488-6000, (866) 306-2667, or complete our quick contact web form.