Megabus Hits School Bus on Philly Highway
Posted on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 at 3:33 pm
In early September, a Megabus collided with a School Bus, injuring six people. According to dispatchers, the injured were transported to a local hospital .The Pennsylvania State Police reported that none of their injuries appeared life threatening. They were lucky.
In recent months and years, Megabus accidents have claimed the lives of several people.
When you board a train, plane, or bus, you are placing your life in the hands of another person, company, or government. Each tier of this hierarchy of responsibility owes you their best efforts to protect your life and transport you safely to your destination, in exchange for your fare.
When any entity entrusted with public transportation, cuts a maintenance corner or irresponsibly hires an employee that isn’t properly trained or screened in order to save a few dollars, they are breaking the contract inherent in your ticket purchase.
Accident or Inevitability?
Many companies may survive for years following risky maintenance schedules or policies while hiring less-than-qualified labor. When an incident occurs, they attempt to chalk it up as an accident. However, irresponsible behavior and poorly enforced policies don’t produce accidents, they are more aptly called inevitabilities.
Is the disproportionate amount of Megabus accidents just bad luck? Or are they disclosures of a broken trust at some level?
Predicting the Future
Have you ever heard anyone say “Somebody should fix that someday before someone gets hurt?” Everyday, injuries occur around Philadelphia at the hand of someone who never got around to someday. They could see the inevitability of the accident that their carelessness or procrastination would create, yet chose to rely on luck. When the inevitable occurs, they are the first to declare the incident as an unfortunate accident.
It doesn’t take a psychic to predict the probable outcome of irresponsible behavior. It is simple cause and effect.
The Final Outcome
In a hypothetical lawsuit involving a transportation company such as Megabus, personal injury attorneys may reconstruct the past to show that the corporations actions were negligent in failing to recognize the inevitable outcome of their actions and policies.
By choosing to not believe in accidents, personal injury attorneys not only win compensation for the victims but prevent the next inevitability from happening. Most companies are in business to make a profit. Holding them financially accountable for the outcome may encourage them to step up their efforts to protect their customers.
Ultimately, the outcome of any successful bus accident injury case against a company is a safer society. It restores trust, even if it is at the point of a pen writing out a check to the victims for damages, pain, and suffering.