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Horrific bus crash sees its first lawsuit

People may not thank you for taking the bus, but the planet is happy about it. Bus ridership helps reduce pollution and congestion in New York and other major cities, and trips taken on larger vehicles are often safer than personal cars or trucks. But nobody is perfect, and accidents can be just as dangerous for buses when they happen.

Two brothers are suing a tour bus company after they were seriously injured in an accident that occurred on a trip from New York bound for the capital of Ohio. One of the company's buses was outside Pittsburgh on the Pennsylvania Turnpike when the driver lost control and the vehicle crashed into an embankment and slid across the highway on its right side.

Five people were killed and 60 were injured in the accident, including the two brothers. The eldest claims he is unable to move due to injuries from the crash, and his attorney says he may never walk again.

Although financial damages may seem like little gained after a tragic loss of life or mobility, reimbursement for medical expenses and compensation for emotional distress can help people and their families move on after a bus crash. If a driver or company was liable for the crash, financial damages are a possibility.

Legal representation is important when victims of bus accidents and their families are dealing with the aftermath. A lawyer can help determine if liability can be shown in a claim or a court of law. If this is the case, an attorney can help file a claim and represent a victim's interests in court.

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