Bus Accident

Battery Park Manhattan is located at its southern tip, bounded by Battery Place on the north, State Street to the east and the Hudson River to the west. The zip code is 10280.

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Every day, people in Battery Park, Manhattan rely on buses as a means of transportation for a host of reasons. Some people ride them to work while others see their most precious cargo – their children – off to school on them. Tour buses are also popular in Battery Park, while others hop a bus to go shopping.

The entities who operate buses are considered common carriers pursuant to federal and state law.

In simple terms, this means that:

  • Bus operators are in the business of transporting people from one place to another for financial compensation.
  • They are held to a very high duty of care with respect to the passengers they carry, meaning they are required by law to avoid taking unnecessary risks that may harm passengers.
  • Frequently seen examples of negligence in cases against bus companies include poorly maintained buses, buses that are overcrowded or improperly loaded, and bus drivers who are fatigued, poorly trained, or operate their buses under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
  • And many times, the common carrier who is operating the bus is a governmental entity. However, other types of buses may be owned and operated by private companies.
  • Bus operators are mandated to obtain and maintain a commercial driving license (CDL) in order to transport passengers.

Injuries Caused by Bus Accidents

Buses tend to be involved in less accidents than other types of vehicles, but there are two features of buses that can lead to especially bad injuries:

  • High center of gravity: Because of this, buses are more likely to be involved in rollover accidents;
  • Often times, there are no seatbelts: Absent seat belts or airbags, bus passengers face the very real risk of being thrown from their seats when an accident happens.

Some of the injuries that commonly occur in bus accidents include:

  • Fractured bones
  • Sprains and strains
  • Whiplash
  • Bruising and contusions
  • Internal bleeding or organ damage
  • Death
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries, or TBI

Many times, bus passengers who have been injured in a accident report not feeling injury after the crash, however, a few days later they realize that they have been badly hurt.

There are many factors that can contribute to this, such as your adrenaline running after the accident, or just the state of shock you are in after the crash.

Some of the damages that you may be able to seek compensation for include:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • The cost of rehabilitative services
  • The cost of accessibility adaptations to the home or vehicle
  • Lost wages and the loss of future earning capacity
  • Permanent injury or disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage or loss
  • Scarring and disfigurement

If you’ve lost a loved one in a bus accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages such as:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills incurred before death
  • Loss of future wages and benefits
  • The cost of household tasks that the decedent used to perform
  • Loss of companionship and consortium
  • Pain and suffering incurred by the decedent before death

Bus Accident Attorney Serving Battery Park, New York City

If you have been injured in a Battery Park Bus Accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact the Battery Park Bus Accident Lawyer at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC and get the wheels of justice spinning for you. Call 212-240-9465 now!

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