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Brighton Beach Brooklyn Bus Accident Lawye

Brighton Beach is a neighborhood located in the southern portion of Brooklyn within the greater Coney Island area along the coastline. The zip code is 11235.

Brighton Beach Bus accidents are often more difficult than the every-day car crash, especially when the bus is part of a public system or is a school bus, an MTA bus or a New York City Transit Bus and government entities such as municipalities or school districts may face liability for damages. If the bus is owned and/or operated by a Municipality, then a Notice of Claim will need to be served upon them with ninety (90) days of the accident. Bus accident victims face increased risk of severe injuries and damages simply due to the sheer size and weight of these buses.

If you or a loved one was injured in a bus accident, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure about what to do next. Contact the Brighton Beach Bus Accident Lawyers at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC at 212-240-9465 for a free consultation regarding your legal rights and options.

What Injuries Do Bus Accidents Cause?

As an individual hurt on a bus or by a bus, you may suffer from severe injuries when you're in an accident. Commonly reported injuries following Brooklyn bus accidents include:

  • Fractures
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Brain injuries or TBI
  • Neck injury

Although some bus seats may have pads, they usually do not provide the proper protection for victims in high speed, high impact crashes. Additionally, a lot of buses don't even have seatbelts and so in the event of a crash, the bus occupants can be thrown around the bus.

What Can Contribute to Brighton Beach Bus Accidents?

Buses are generally considered to be commercial vehicles, and multiple parties may play a role in an accident, including:

  • Bus drivers. The men and women that drive buses are tasked with safely handling the lives of those passengers that ride these buses on a day-to-day basis. When they do not follow the rules or break the law by not obeying traffic signs or operating in accordance with the rules of the road, then people can get hurt and they should be held responsible.
  • Bus company or owner. The owner of the bus may be held liable for not properly maintaining the bus, not properly training its' drivers and for negligence in its hiring practices.
  • County or municipality. If a roadway was not properly maintained and contributed to or caused the bus accident, the county or municipality where the accident occurred may face civil liability.
  • Another driver. Factors to be considered when another driver may face liability for a bus accident include driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or prescription medications; fatigued or distracted driving; and violating traffic laws.

What Damages Can Victims Recover for a Bus Accident Injury?

Damages will usually depend on the severity of the injury and the resultant losses. These might include:

  • Medical expenses, including Uber or bus rides, hospital visits, doctor's bills, surgery, x-rays, MRIs, and prescription costs
  • Lost wages, past present and future
  • Lost future wages, or lost earning capacity
  • Physical therapy
  • Long-term care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium

Bus Companies and Their Insurers Will Try to Deny Liability

Those who face liability for an accident will often do whatever they need to do to avoid paying for their wrongdoing. They will usually tend to argue that they were not at fault or you are not as badly injured as you claim to be.

If You Sustained Injuries in a Brighton Beach Brooklyn Bus Accident, Call Michael J. Redenburg, Esq., PC

A bus accident may change your life for the worse. An experienced advocate knows how to fight to hold responsible parties liable for damages they have caused. If you have been injured in a Brighton Beach Brooklyn Bus Accident due to someone else's negligence, contact the Brighton Beach Brooklyn Bus Accident lawyers at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC and get the wheels of justice spinning for you. Call 212-240-9465 now!       

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