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.