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Bus Accidents

New York Bus Accident Lawyer

Buses are a major part of the public transit system in New York City. Thousands of buses are on the roads throughout the five boroughs each day bringing people to work, home, or wherever they may be traveling. While buses are generally a safe and reliable means of transportation, it’s not uncommon for accidents to occur, causing injuries to bus passengers, pedestrians, or occupants of other vehicles on the road. 

If you’ve been hurt in a bus accident, the owner, operator, or bus driver may be held accountable for your damages in a personal injury action. The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. provides proficient counsel and skilled advocacy for those who have been injured in bus accidents to help them maximize their financial recovery and hold the negligent party accountable. 

Causes of Bus Accidents

Bus accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes, a bus operator might not notice a smaller vehicle on the road, or they may be unfamiliar with the route they’re taking. Regardless, a bus driver has a responsibility to operate their bus safely — and the bus company has an obligation to ensure its drivers are adequately trained.

Common causes of bus accidents can include:

  • Illegal lane changes
  • Inattention or distraction
  • Failure to yield to the right of way
  • Mechanical failures
  • Improper maintenance
  • Discharging passengers too far from the curb
  • Accelerating or braking violently

In any case involving a bus accident, it’s essential to know which party to name in a lawsuit. There can be multiple entities that might be held liable for your injuries. Whether the MTA, NYCTA, or a private bus company is responsible for your bus accident injuries, the attorneys at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. will meticulously investigate the facts of your accident to help ensure justice is carried out in your case. 

Common Bus Accident Injuries

A bus accident can cause a victim to sustain catastrophic injuries that may result in permanent disability. Common bus accident injuries can also include soft tissue injuries, internal bleeding, fractures, nerve damage, broken bones, concussion, disfigurement, and paralysis. Depending upon the circumstances, a bus crash might also be fatal.

Whether you have suffered injuries in a bus accident as a pedestrian, bus passenger, or motorist in another vehicle on the road, it’s vital to get medical attention as soon as possible — in many cases, it is best to take an ambulance to the hospital from the scene of the accident. Critically, bus accidents can result in serious physical injuries that may not become apparent until days, or even weeks, later. A doctor will likely recommend MRIs, X-rays, CAT scans, EMG-NCVs, and other tests to diagnose your injuries and recommend a course of treatment.

Bus accident victims are often required to undergo extensive medical treatment, including physical therapy and chiropractic care. Surgery may also be necessary in some cases. It’s imperative to follow through with your doctor’s treatment plan not just for your health but also to maximize the value of your claim.

At The Dearie Law Firm, P.C., we recognize that a bus accident can be life-changing for you and your family. We work diligently to secure the highest verdict or settlement available for your case so your focus can remain on healing your injuries.

Capable Counsel Fighting for Your Right to Maximum Monetary Recovery

The aftermath of a bus accident can be a difficult and overwhelming time. While your injuries are resolving, you may have lost time from work and incurred substantial medical bills. You may also be enduring significant physical pain and emotional anguish in connection with your injuries.

No-fault insurance may cover up to a certain amount of your lost wages and medical expenses if you were in a motor vehicle accident involving a bus. However, your damages may quickly exceed the amount that these benefits provide. If you have sustained what is defined as a “serious injury” under New York Insurance Law, you may be entitled to recover for your pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, as well as your unreimbursed medical expenses, lost earnings, and out-of-pocket expenses in a personal injury action.

Walking you through every step of the legal process, the personal injury lawyers at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. strive to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. We skillfully approach each bus accident claim to help ensure you recover full compensation for your economic and non-economic losses.

Contact a Qualified New York Bus Accident Lawyer

If you suffered injuries in a bus accident, it’s essential to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. There are strict statutes of limitation in a bus accident case, and much shorter ones if a public authority owns the bus. Providing high-quality representation and dedicated counsel, The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has successfully represented bus accident victims for more than 30 years and obtained favorable results.    

The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has convenient office locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, as well as mobile locations serving Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Rockland, and Long Island in Nassau County and Suffolk County. Contact us at 1-800-2-DEARIE for a consultation.