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Michael Redenburg

Steps to Take If You’re a Passenger in a Bus Accident

Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C.

Many people use the bus for transportation on a daily basis. Taking the bus is a common form of transportation in big cities such as Manhattan. Would you know what to do if you were a passenger in a bus accident, or struck by a bus? Bus accidents are some of the most dangerous and they can be far worse than a typical collision between two cars, due to the sheer size and weight of the bus itself.

Buses carry a significant number of passengers and are significantly larger than the average car or SUV. Accordingly, the likelihood of significant injuries are very high. If you have been injured in a bus accident and are considering pursuing legal action, an experienced bus accident attorney will be helpful. With more than 16 years of legal experience, Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. has handled significant bus accident cases, recovering money damages for his injured clients.

Types of Bus Accident Injuries We’ve Seen

Buses generally do not contain the same safety devices as a typical automobile, such as seatbelts and airbags. Accordingly, the sudden force of a jolt or impact can result in devastating injuries for bus accident victims. These injuries may include:

  • The need for amputations
  • Head and spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Lacerations and deep cuts
  • Internal organ damage
  • Traumatic brain injury or TBI
  • Whiplash

The compensation offered by insurance companies may not always be enough to cover the cost of medications, physical therapy, hospital bills, and other costs associated with a serious bus accident.

An experienced NYC personal injury attorney can help you determine whether you can file suit against at-fault parties for the injuries you have sustained and the resultant damages.

What Damages Can be Collected in a Bus Accident Case?

Injuries from a bus accident can often be catastrophic and result in long-term physical, mental, and financial consequences for the victim and their family. Some victims may lose their job if they are unable to continue working after their injury. For this reason, Manhattan personal injury lawyers often seek a broader scope of compensation for damages for victims and their families.

Damages sought by victims after a bus accident often include:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Lost salary
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of intimacy and support

Steps You Should Take If You Are in a Bus Accident in Manhattan

You never know when a bus accident might occur. There are several steps you should take after you are involved in a bus accident:

Call 911 and Report the Accident

Safety should be your number one priority after a bus accident. Call 911 to report the bus accident so that emergency personnel can arrive as quickly as possible.

Get a Medical Exam

You should see a medical professional after any serious accident. Even though you may not think you are injured, you might have experienced whiplash or other soft tissue injuries that are not evident. It could take hours or several days for symptoms to appear, and early medical diagnosis can help avoid further damage.

Document the Scene of the Accident

Immediately following the accident, start gathering information and evidence. Such evidence may include photographs of the scene, the vehicles involved, and any visible injuries you have. Collect other passengers’ contact information and the information of the bus driver, emergency personnel, and others that arrive on the scene. If you preserve evidence of the accident, an attorney will have the tools necessary to best handle your case.

Talk to an Attorney

Major bus carriers carry significant insurance to protect against a variety of issues that may arise; however, insurance companies often try to pay the least amount possible to an accident victim. Discussing your case with an experienced bus accident attorney is crucial to the long-term success of your claim.

Contact a Manhattan Personal Injury Lawyer at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC

You must follow different laws and procedures when suing governmental entities like those who operate city buses. The attorney at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC understands these laws, and we will guide you through the legal process. In addition, our attorneys take care of all paperwork and keep you informed at every stage of your case.

Our lawyers are excellent investigators, negotiators, and, if necessary, trial attorneys. We will work hard to establish a strong case and obtain the financial compensation you deserve. Call now at 212-240-9465 for your free, no-obligation, in-office consultation today.

Client Reviews

I had a very positive experience working with Mr. Redenburg. He handled my personal injury case which was successfully settled over the course of two years. He was extremely diligent, knowledgeable and...

- Dawn N.

Michael Redenburg took over my [car accident] case when my past attorney retired from my case. My past attorney was the one who recommended him to me I can say it was the best choice he ever made. He is very...

- Fernando H.

Michael Redenburg is great at what he does. He helped me though the case after my accident helped me with everything. I didn't have to speak with the insurance company about anything he handled and in the end...

- Tamika

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