Bus accidents are not isolated incidents in New York State. In February a 46-year old victim was run over by an MTA bus and ended up in hospital in a critical condition. In January, an elderly man lost control of his pick-up truck and crashed into a bus in Syracuse, NY. Eight people were injured in this accident. A 43-year old woman broke her hip, ribs, and shoulder after being run over by a school bus. A cyclist rammed into a tour bus in Times Square in December 2016.
It’s not always clear who were responsible for the accident, but in each incident could be evaluated by a personal injury lawyer to determine whether the victim could claim expenses for medical bills and personal suffering. A bus accident can result in very serious injuries, not only for the passengers who trusted the bus driver with their lives but also for other motorists, pedestrians, and other road users. If it can be proved that the bus driver was negligent by driving too fast or following too closely, not maintaining his vehicle or any other negligent behavior, the bus company or bus driver can be sued for personal damages.
The first thing to do if you were involved in a bus accident is to go to the hospital to get medical treatment. Then you have to contact a personal injuries lawyer to see whether you have a case in which you can claim compensation for your medical bills, work days lost and personal suffering from the bus company.
Linden Law specializes in personal injury cases and their expert lawyers will gladly evaluate your case for free. If your case has merit, they won’t charge you any fees unless you win the case. Visit us at 1500 Broadway Suite 903 or call us at 212-804-8440 to talk to an experienced lawyer about your case.
Countless commuters in New York City and New Jersey areas use bus services to travel from home to work and back each day. MTA transits millions of passengers per work week to and from New York City while NJ Transit brings more people to New York City every day. In addition to these bus services, school bus services, city bus services, and tour buses contribute to the bus traffic.
Each of these passengers put their lives and their trust into the hands of the bus drivers without even thinking about the risk of being involved in a bus accident. Yet, in 2013, 18 000 bus crashes in the United States resulted in injury. Often these cases are the result of negligence on the behalf of the bus driver or the bus company. Tired drivers, reckless driving, and unsafe vehicles can all result in fatal bus accidents or personal injury. Even though traveling by bus is relatively safe compared to traveling with other vehicles, the major factor to consider is that bus accidents are beyond the control of the passenger who may suffer personal injury. You don’t have any control over whether the driver is in a state to drive the vehicle or whether he will adhere to safe driving practices. You have no choice but to trust that the bus driver will transport you to your destination safely. For that reason, personal injury due to bus accidents can be a traumatic event. Even so, if you have suffered personal injury from a bus accident, you have to contact a personal injury lawyer to investigate your case as soon as possible – within 90 days to be exact. You trusted the driver and you deserve to be compensated for this breach of trust.
Linden Law specializes in personal injury due to bus accidents and will be able to find out who is liable for your medical costs due to personal injuries from the accident as well as compensation for pain and suffering. If you or your loved one was a victim of a bus accident, Linden Law will be at your side to help you get the compensation that you deserve. Don’t wait until it’s too late – contact our expert lawyers now.