Sightseeing and Tour Bus Accidents are on the Rise
Here in Philadelphia, PA, we see dozens of sightseeing buses, owned and operated by various companies, taking sightseers throughout the city and showing them City Hall, Love Park, Rittenhouse Square, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross’ House, and all the other historic landmarks. And we see dozens more tour buses bringing out-of-area history buffs into the city for the sightseeing tours, Philly’s famous cuisine, and theatrical performances. And with all of these buses clogging our streets and freeways, it’s no wonder that sightseeing and tour bus accidents are on the rise.
Generally speaking, sightseeing or tour buses are a fairly safe way to travel. But that doesn’t mean accidents don’t happen. There is always room for human error, be it the bus driver or another motor vehicle’s driver. And, with the high number of miles each bus drives throughout the year, there are always potential issues with poor bus maintenance. Other major contributors to sightseeing and tour bus accidents are failure to implement and follow safety precautions, design or manufacturing defects, dangerous road conditions, and inclement weather.
Those Injured in a SightSeeing or Tour Bus Accident May Have Multiple Claims
Depending on the specific facts of the accident, those injured in a sightseeing or tour bus accident may have claims against multiple defendants, including the driver that caused the accident, the state, city, or township in which the accident happened, the bussing company, the designer, manufacturer, and distributor of the bus, and many others. Additionally, those injured in a sightseeing or tour bus accidents may have claims against his/her own insurance company for medical payments, income loss benefits, uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits, funeral expenses, and much more.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a sightseeing or tour bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation for past, present, and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much, much more. Our goal is not just to secure compensation for your immediate needs, but to ensure that your future needs are protected as well.
For examples of our success in sightseeing or tour bus accident cases, please visit our Notable Victories page.
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