Borough Park, also sometimes spelled Boro Park, is in the southwestern part of the borough of Brooklyn, Kings County in the City of New York. Bordering neighborhoods include Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, Sunset Park, Kensington and Green-Wood cemetery to the northeast. The primary zip code is 11219.
When someone boards a bus, they don't expect to be involved in an accident. Buses are a great method of transportation for those who don't have a car to get around or choose not to drive for a myriad of reasons. If you are unfortunate enough to have been involved in a bus crash, contact our law firm at 212-240-9465 to protect your legal rights.
If you were onboard a Metropolitan Transportation Authority or New York City Transit Authority Bus, then you need to act especially quickly because you have limited time. Your attorney will need to file a Notice of Claim with the City of New York within ninety (90) days of the accident.
Boro Park Bus Accident Cases – The ins and outs
To begin with, there are many different ways that bus accident can happen. You may be a pedestrian struck by a bus, a bus passenger thrown around the bus in a crash or injured while attempting to board the bus. If someone from the bus accident appeared on the scene then a report should have been generated and you'll need a copy of it at some point. Get the name or badge number of the person on scene from the bus company. You'll want to make sure that there is a record of you being on the bus or having been stricken by the bus. Our bus accident lawyer has handled cases like yours successfully in the past, delivering results that are not only full but also fair.
How to Ensure a Successful Bus Accident Case
Importantly, when you're involved in a bus accident, you'll be asking another party to award you monetary compensation for your injuries. Many times, the insurance company for the at-fault party will ask you to provide them with a recorded statement. While we do not think that this is a good idea, you certainly should not provide a recorded statement without discussing the risks and benefits with your bus accident lawyer. You have no legal obligation to them and you should never give them a recorded statement because they are trained to ask you questions that force you to answer in a way that benefits them, not you.
How a Borough Park Bus Accident Lawyer Can Assist You
Most people who have been involved in a bus accident likely don't know what it takes to make a case successful because they've never had to think about it before. The reality is that the success or failure of your bus accident case will usually hinge on the experience of your counsel. Are they respected by your adversary? Are they known to take cases to trial by the insurance company that has the exposure? Insurance companies keep databases of law firms and their habits with respect to settling cases quickly and/or running a “mill” type form versus firms that have a reputation for taking cases to trial.
The Value of Your Bus Accident Case
Determining the value of a bus accident case is a complex undertaking. Things to take into account will necessarily include the cause of your accident and whether or not you were possibly partially at fault for the occurrence of the crash. Furthermore, were your injuries exacerbation of prior injuries or had you never injured those parts of your body before? Are your injuries soft tissue in nature or did you sustain fractures and require surgery? Did your injuries require you to lose time from work or require you to re-train and start a completely new career? These are just some of the things that will come into consideration regarding your case. Borough Park bus accident lawyers will carefully and deliberately consider how much your case is worth based on the above factors and maybe even more.
What are some common mistakes people make after a bus accident?
When it comes to claims for bus accidents, some of the common mistakes that people make that I see here in my practice are bus accident victims that do not get the proper treatment following the accident. Sometimes people try to get back to work too quickly and wind up exacerbating the injury they sustained in the accident. And the reality is that a victim of a bus accident really needs competent legal representation by an attorney and firm that litigates personal injury cases on a regular basis.
Should I take the first settlement offer from the insurance company after a bus accident?
First and foremost, I encourage bus accident victims who have been involved in a bus crash and have been injured, to not try to settle the case on your own. If you're not an attorney doing claims adjusting on a daily basis, there are just so many pitfalls that people can fall into trying to talk to an insurance adjuster for the other side and handle the claim themselves, particularly on complex commercial vehicle litigation, which a bus crash would fall into.
If you have been injured in a Borough Park bus accident, contact us now at 212-240-9465 to get the wheels of justice spinning for you!