Vehicular accidents happen by the thousands in the United States, every single day. Very tragically, trucks and buses accounted for more than 2,700 fatal crashes in the US in 2019. Large trucks and bus accidents were also responsible for more than 122,300 damaged or wrecked vehicles during that same year – this, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
As a compassionate and aggressive team of bus-accident lawyers, Georgelis Injury Law Firm serves Lancaster, PA and many other surrounding communities. We’ve had countless individuals and families reach out to our legal team to help them navigate the legal complexities of their bus-accident injury claims.
Perhaps your child was involved in a school-bus accident, or you or another family member were involved in a public transportation-bus mishap. Whatever the circumstance, our Lancaster, PA clients quickly realize bus accidents are legally more complex than car accidents for a variety of reasons.
If you’ve been in an accident and it is due to negligence on the part of the bus driver, the waters can get muddied fairly quickly. Buses – whether city or transit, suburban or school buses – are part of a government entity and filing a claim against any governmental body presents its own set of unique challenges.
The maze of difficulties one can face with a bus-accident injury claim can send one down a rabbit hole that appears to have no end. For this reason, you need strong, legal representation.
For example: if the bus’s insurance denies your claim, you will need to file an injury claim, or notice of claim, with the department of the government that could be liable for the accident. Not only that, but the claim, or notice of claim, needs to contain certain information and will need to be filed as quickly as possible due to time restrictions.
The mere thought of having to deal with such an ordeal is enough to make anyone’s head spin. Fortunately, this seemingly dark tunnel has a light at the end of it where bus-accident lawyers from Georgelis Injury Law Firm are highly-skilled in this intricate arena.
Even school districts are considered ‘political subdivisions’ and possess ‘sovereign immunity’ which means school districts are immune to lawsuits. As crazy as this may seem, our bus-accident lawyers are able to proceed with legal action under certain circumstances.
Our team’s vast knowledge of bus-accident legalities can make the difference between Lancaster clients receiving full financial recovery vs. getting nothing at all. Our Lancaster, PA clients gain peace of mind knowing our legal team has the experience, knowledge and resources to establish negligence – whether associated with the school-bus driver, the school-bus company, another motorist, faulty traffic signals, faulty roadways, or other contributors.
The moment a bus accident occurs, the insurance company begins working to limit what it will pay. Whether an accident involves rear-end or side impacts with another car or truck, hit & runs, DUI crashes, or distracted driving, our Lancaster, PA clients reap the rewards of our lawyers’ commanding knowledge of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code. We also offer decades of experience, skills and resources involving commercial vehicles and trucks, tractor trailers, motorcycles and other types of vehicles.
Prominent insurance companies backed by billions of dollars, powerful attorneys, and investigators will attempt to fractionalize your monetary compensation. As your aggressive legal ally, we won’t let that happen!
Whether on a bicycle or motorcycle, buses pose a very real threat. Bus collisions with cyclists in crosswalks, inattentive drivers who don’t see a cyclist in time, and other situations can spell tragedy in mere seconds. If, as a bicyclist or motorcyclist, you believe a bus or other vehicle caused an injury to you, please give our bus accident lawyers a call, immediately.
Perhaps you entered a crosswalk and were hit by a bus due to a driver who might have been texting, or a driver who was oblivious to the surroundings, or one who was driving too fast or intoxicated.
Regardless of the circumstances, a bus accident that contributed to your injuries as a pedestrian must be dealt with as quickly after the incident as possible. If you have medical issues or other concerns due to the bus accident, you will want expediency and thoroughness – our bus-accident lawyers will ensure your medical and monetary needs are met, as quickly as possible.
Be aware, however, that statutes-of-limitation mean you must present a claim for injuries within a set amount of time in order to qualify for compensation. Give Georgelis Injury Law Firm a call, today, and we will address any questions you have!
Distracted driving has become increasingly problematic due to those who choose to use their mobile phones while behind the wheel. Our bus-accident lawyers can help you preserve evidence – such as text messaging records – that you may not be able to obtain. Details, such as this, can dramatically help your case!
Our bus accident lawyers will be, continually, available to answer your questions, keep you updated, and address any concerns. We promise to give you peace-of-mind as we fight for the compensation you deserve and the closure you desire and require! And please know, that if you do not receive compensation, you do not pay!
Our bus-accident lawyers can help you pursue legal and civil action, and may seek recovery for one or more of the following:
Tragically, deaths can result from bus accidents – whether private buses, school buses, or county/charter/coach buses. If you lost a child or other family member due to any type of bus accident, our team may pursue legal action in a wrongful death claim and/or survival action and seek compensation for:
Our Lancaster, PA clients never bear any out-of-pocket expenses. Because we are confident we will win, we get paid only when our clients receive monetary recoveries. You never have to worry about any up-front fees – one less concern during this difficult time.
There are claim-filing time restrictions, however, so do not hesitate to contact our legal team at 1- 800-HURT NOW. We are here to listen and offer FREE CASE REVIEWS. We will advise you on how to move forward with your bus-accident claim!
At Georgelis Law, our legal team is known for securing maximum compensation for bus-accident injuries and other injury cases. From a $1,400,000 auto-accident recovery case to a $1.2 million motorcycle accident settlement to a $1.6 million wrongful death claim to a $300,000 dog-bite award to a $165,000 slip-and-fall settlement, our experience, aggressiveness, and no-nonsense mindset translates into victories across the board!
Our law firm’s trial lawyers have won over 99% of their cases! Also, Georgelis Injury Law Firm has earned more than $50,000,000 in recoveries for Lancaster County’s injured workers and accident victims. For his decades of work in the fields of personal injury and workers’ compensation law, Georgelis Injury Law’s founder, Attorney Tony Georgelis, has earned the distinction of being a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1%, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and the Distinguished Justice Advocates.
The legal team Attorney Georgelis has assembled that comprises Georgelis Injury Law has handled over 100 trials before Lancaster County juries and thousands of courtroom hearings, championing the rights of those hurt in motor vehicle accidents and in the workplace. Put this experience to work for you by reaching out to us today. There is absolutely no charge for our time in speaking with you, assessing your claim, and giving you thoughts and insights!
Lost time can result in lost compensation – contact us, right away! We make ourselves available to our Lancaster neighbors in all ways, possible:
WORK/BODILY INJURY CLAIM SETTLEMENT
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CLAIM SETTLEMENT
PERSONAL INJURY RECOVERY
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT AWARD
AUTO ACCIDENT RECOVERY
CAR ACCIDENT AWARD
SLIP AND FALL SETTLEMENT
WORK-RELATED INJURY SETTLEMENT
BUS ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT
DOG BITE AWARD
COMMERCIAL BUS ACCIDENT RECOVERY
COMMERCIAL TRUCK CRASH RECOVERY
WORKERS’ COMP AWARD
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