Bus Accident Lawyers
Bus Accident Lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Sending your children off to school with strangers and unfamiliar faces is hard enough as it is, and safety on the road can bring additional stress and heartache. Whether the children are being picked up or dropped off, drivers need to be even more aware while school is in session. Despite the vibrant yellow paint, protruding and flashing stop sign, and the hard-to-miss size of the vehicle, school bus accidents do happen. If your child or the child of a loved one has been injured in a school bus-related accident, you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side.
Pennsylvania’s School Bus Stopping Law:
- Motorists must stop at least 10 feet away from school buses that have their red lights flashing and stop arm extended.
- Do not proceed until all of the children have reached a place of safety.
- Motorists must stop when they are behind a bus, meeting the bus or approaching an intersection where a bus is stopped.
- Learn more about PA’s School Bus Stopping Law here.
Request a free consultation or call 215-953-5200 to speak with one of our attorneys today.
We also need to be mindful of public transportation, and especially SEPTA buses. While SEPTA buses are in transit around the clock, many accidents occur in the morning during rush hour. Whether it’s the tired driver, influx of traffic, merging buses, or the bus that’s falling behind on its route, there is an increase of bus accidents during the morning hours.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, PA had 7 fatal bus crash occurrences in 2016: 5 of which were school bus related, and 2 coming from inner city bus accidents. PA’s 5 fatal school bus crashes is tied for 6th most in the United States, and #1 for inner city related fatal crashes.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus related crash, don’t fight your battle alone, contact our law firm today to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Contact Flager & Associates, PC
Located in Bensalem (across from the Neshaminy Mall), with offices in Philadelphia and New Hope, our law firm proudly serves injury victims throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
One Northbrook Corporate Center
1210 Northbrook Drive
Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
Phone: (215) 953-5200
Fax: (215) 953-5214
1500 JFK Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19102