Q: What should I do if I was in a car accident with a CAT bus?
The Capital Area Transit, or CAT, serves an important purpose in Harrisburg when it comes to public transportation. Their busses make it possible for residents from all different neighborhoods to get to work, school, or wherever else they need to go throughout the day. They also offer an environmentally friendly form of transportation that encourages motorists to leave their cars at home and take the bus instead.
Unfortunately, these busses are also large, difficult to maneuver at times, and have major blind spots. Whether due to operator error or some type of mechanical defect, an accident involving a bus is rarely minor, and it's usually the person who is in their car, on their motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot that bears the brunt of the impact. Medical bills for victims of bus accidents can be astronomical due to the types of serious injuries that can be sustained—including brain injuries, head injuries, back injuries, broken bones, and burns.
If you were injured in an accident with a CAT bus, and you feel it was due to the CAT bus driver's negligent actions, you should speak with an attorney right away. The auto accident attorneys at Schmidt Kramer will work with you during your free initial consultation and help determine if you have a case, and if so, how you should proceed. Every accident is different, so there is no real way to tell you what to do next without meeting you in person and hearing your story.
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