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Since our founding in 1959, we have won thousands of awards and settlements for victims and their families, including million-$ and multi-million-$ settlements.

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Our litigation team obtained a settlement with
a lifetime payout of over $12,750,000 for a middle
aged woman who was diagnosed with a brain
arteriovenous malformation.   read more

A $1,280,000 settlement has been reached in
favor of a retired man seriously injured in an
auto accident at a city intersection.   read more

The insurer for the driver of a truck that swerved to
avoid rear-ending a school bus and collided with
another vehicle has paid 1.2 million for the serious
injuries suffered by the other driver.   read more

A daycare center accident that blinded one eye
of a 22-month old child and that “could have and
should have been prevented,” has been settled...
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A woman who was seriously injured when her
vehicle was struck by a drunken driver has won
a settlement of 2.5 million.   read more

Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Workers' Compensation; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Products Liability
Workers' Compensation; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Products Liability
Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability

BACK TO SCHOOL: SCHOOL BUS SAFETY REMINDER

August 27, 2019 by admin

(Source:  https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/school-bus-safety).

As thousands of students throughout Berks County and Schuylkill County and throughout Pennsylvania return to school this week, the law firm of Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., is reminding all drivers to be aware of school buses that make frequent stops all day long to bring children to and from school and school-related activities.

Although every year we hear stories about children being struck or nearly hit by who fail to stop for flashing lights and stop arms, the school bus is the safest vehicle on the road.  In fact, a school student is much safer taking a but to and from school than riding in a car.  Less than one percent of all traffic fatalities nationwide involve school transportation vehicles and part of the reason is that the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for school buses exceed those of regular passenger buses. 

Among other things, school buses are designed to be highly visible and, as previously mentioned, have special safety features like flashing lights and stop-sign arms.  They also have structural protection such as protective seats, high crush standards and protection against rollovers.  School buses are also protected by laws in every state which make it illegal for drivers to pass a school bus when students are getting on and off no matter what direction the cars are driving in.

The NHSTA has the following safety tips for students and their parents:

·        Arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes before pick-up time.

·        Wait at least three giant steps (six feet) away from the curb.

·        Do not run or play at or near the bus stop.

·        Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop and also wait for the doors
to open and for the driver to say it’s okay before staring to walk to the bus.

·        Never walk behind the school bus.

·        If a child must cross the street in front of the bus, make sure to start your walk at least five giant steps (10 fee) in front of the bus before crossing.

·        Make eye contact with the bus driver when crossing in front of the bus.

·        Do not pick up any dropped items near the bus.

The lawyers at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., are concerned for the safety of school students and their families throughout Berks County and Schuylkill County, and serve auto, truck, and motorcycle accident victims and their families in Reading, PA, Pottsville, PA, and throughout Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia. The lawyers there handle injury claims, including claims for serious injuries and death caused by the negligence of other vehicle operators.

From the Desk of Adam K. Levin, Esquire.



SERVING VICTIMS OF:
MOTOR VEHICLE INJURY
CAR ACCIDENTS
TRUCK ACCIDENTS
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
DRUNK DRIVERS
SLIP AND FALLS
WORKERS' COMPENSATION
OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE
UNSAFE PRODUCTS/CONDITIONS
WORK INJURIES
WRONGFUL DEATH
INADEQUATE WORKERS COMP.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
DOCTOR/HOSPITAL ERRORS
SURGERY ERRORS
OPERATING ROOM MISTAKES
PREGNANCY & BIRTH INJURIES
MISDIAGNOSIS
FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE
PRESCRIPTION ERRORS
FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE CANCER
NURSING HOME NEGLECT
NURSING HOME ABUSE
BED SORES