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Chinatown, NYC bus accident lawyer, Michael J. Redenburg and founder of Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC is accessible to all Chinatown residents for a Free Consultation to discuss the strength of your bus accident claim and its potential financial value to help you move onward.
In a geographically-dense metropolitan area like Chinatown, New York City, which meets with the Manhattan Bridge, public transportation is a great alternative to owning a car or SUV. Public buses provide a convenient alternative to driving where it makes the most sense. Unfortunately, negligent public transit drivers, inadequate driver training, sub-par bus maintenance, and over-worked bus drivers are sometimes the reason for avoidable bus accidents in Chinatown involving public transportation buses that cause injury and sometimes even death to bus riders, pedestrians, automobile drivers and bicycle riders amongst other innocent victims who live, work and travel through Chinatown.
City buses in Chinatown, NYC also lack the safety features that most modern-day automobiles take for granted, such as seat belts, soft surfaces and air bags. Accordingly, bus accidents often result in more serious injuries to its passengers than if you were in a private vehicle.
There are many causes for a Chinatown, NYC bus accidents including, without limitation: bus driver negligence, driver fatigue, inadequate bus-driver training, defective equipment, shoddy and/or improper maintenance of buses. In the noisy urban setting of Chinatown, a bus driver maneuvering the city streets may not even be aware that their bus has collided with an automobile, bicyclist or an innocent pedestrian. For bus riders, injuries can be sustained when buses make lane changes in Chinatown, sudden movements, or turns that may cause passengers to be thrown against hard structures or to the bus floor. Riders often become human projectiles with results that can be devastating. Bus accident injuries in Chinatown, NYC can range from bumps, bruises, skin lacerations to more serious injuries such as broken bones and concussions. Concussions can be especially dangerous for more “fragile” elderly riders and young children.
When private bus companies and municipalities fail to maintain their buses that they put on our streets, mechanical failures can lead to collisions and bus accidents that result in injuries and even death. For example, worn brake shoes or brake pads that are not replaced at timely intervals can contribute to a bus driver rear ending another vehicle. Old and/or worn tires can cause dangerous blowouts leading to a serious bus accident in Chinatown, NYC.
If you have been struck by a bus or you were a passenger on a bus and were injured in a bus accident in Chinatown or during severe movements, it is important to collect and document as much information as possible about the bus, the driver, and the circumstances of the Chinatown bus accident or incident causing you to sustain injuries. Many buses have video cameras that record the interior of a bus. Some late model buses also have data devices often referred to as “Black Boxes” an electronic onboard recording device that keeps track of a driver’s driving time.
Chinatown bus accident attorney, Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. assists pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers and passengers of other motor vehicles, and passengers of buses in obtaining just financial compensation for injuries due to of all types of public transportation negligence and injury cases that arise from:
NEWS: March 17, 2011: Passengers and witnesses to a New York City bus crash that killed 15 people are contradicting the driver’s story that he was clipped by a tractor-trailer before the accident, a law enforcement source said Sunday, March 13. Many of the passengers on the bus were residents of Manhattan’s Chinatown. They ranged in age from 20 to 50, officials said. Passengers said that the driver swerved at times to the right for no reason before sliding off the road at dawn on Saturday and into a sign pole.
An official said that passengers stated they didn’t feel anything hit them. Other motorists on Interstate 95 said they didn’t see the bus get hit. The official said police spoke to the tractor-trailer driver, who said he was following the bus. The victims had traveled for a quick overnight trip to a casino and were returning to Manhattan’s Chinatown. As many as 20 people were treated at hospitals. Nine, including the driver, remained hospitalized Sunday, according to spokespeople for St. Barnabas Hospital and Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. Most were in critical condition.
World Wide Travel of Greater New York, the operator of the bus, said it in a statement that the company was “heartbroken” and cooperating with investigators.
If you or one of your loved ones has been injured in a bus accident, call (212) 240-9465 to set up a free initial consultation with an experienced Chinatown bus accident lawyer Michael J. Redenburg. Attorney Redenburg provides a free initial consultation, and bus accident victims are represented on a contingency fee basis. If we do not obtain a settlement or money judgment for you, we don’t receive a fee.