Limited Tort and Bus Accidents
Forget Limited Tort Rules. The Bus Company Owes You Full Compensation for Your Pennsylvania Injury Claim
Limited tort rules complicate nearly every traffic accident injury claim in Pennsylvania. You’ll find lots of lawyers who will refuse to take your case just because of the restrictions of limited tort law.
We want to tell you a secret: limited tort rules may not apply to your case at all. There are holes in the limited tort law, and we know all the exceptions. Here’s how you may still be eligible for full compensation:
- If you are riding in something other than a private passenger vehicle—for instance, if you are a bus passenger—and you get hurt due to the negligence of another driver, then limited tort rules don’t apply. You can demand 100% recovery from the other driver or his insurance company.
- If your injuries are especially serious, then limited tort rules don’t apply. You can sue for 100% recovery, including pain and suffering.
- If the at-fault driver was convicted of being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs, then limited tort rules don’t apply. This holds true even when the bus driver makes an error because he was intoxicated.
- If the driver responsible for the accident was driving a vehicle registered in another state, then limited tort rules don’t apply. This includes buses registered outside Pennsylvania.
Learn about your legal rights after a Pennsylvania bus accident
It’s shocking how frequently bus accidents occur in Pennsylvania. While numbers vary considerably, a typical year will see more than 700 accidents involving mass transit buses, commercial carrier buses between cities or across state lines, chartered motor coaches, and tour buses. These accidents can cause the full spectrum of injuries, including:
- Fractures and broken bones
- Neck and spine injuries, including paralysis
- Muscle and tendon damage; sprains
- Abrasions and lacerations
- Internal injuries and soft tissue damage
- Brain injuries and coma
- Wrongful death
Dealing with a bus company is very different from dealing with the aftermath of a passenger car collision. The big bus companies—BoltBus, Greyhound, Megabus, Trailways, and others—have enormous resources ready to defend against any claim against them. If you have been injured in a commercial bus accident, it’s vital that you retain an experienced bus accident lawyer in Pennsylvania to aggressively seek full and fair compensation on your behalf. Ostroff Injury Law has received national recognition for its successes in bus accident cases including a high-profile lawsuit against Greyhound Bus Company in 2016. The firm has been featured on CNN, the Huffington Post, and in other major publications.
Ostroff Injury Law is the one resource you need. Attorney Jon Ostroff and his team have made their reputations by providing personal injury representation in Pennsylvania for more than 25,000 clients over the past 25 years.
Don’t let the bus company run over your legal rights. Use the online form or call 484-351-0350 today to connect with our skilled bus accident attorneys. We provide representation to clients throughout the Commonwealth, as well as to out-of-state individuals who were hurt in Pennsylvania.