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Midtown Bus Accident Attorney Protecting the Rights of Clients Hurt in a Bus Accident
As gas prices have soared nationwide, many City residents and the dwellers of its surrounding suburbs have looked to public transportation and especially buses to get around town. School buses and tour buses are also everyday sights throughout Midtown and the surrounding City area, allowing students and vacationers alike to travel quickly and easily. But despite the fact that an increase in public transit use means fewer vehicles are on the road, buses can still become involved in accidents.
You should consider contacting an experienced Midtown bus accident attorney if you have been involved in a bus crash, because the sooner you retain legal representation, the sooner you will be able to receive the compensation that you deserve. Whether you were a passenger on a bus involved in an accident or the driver of a private passenger car that collided with a bus, a dedicated lawyer at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC can provide you with the guidance you will need to navigate a complex legal system that your case will necessarily travel through. The law is changing frequently, different Judges have their own individual Rules of Practice; it’s not as easy as one may think…
Bus accidents frequently occur when a public transportation bus, school bus, or similar commercial vehicle crashes into a pedestrian, stationary object, a pedestrian or another motor vehicle. The causes of these accidents vary significantly, and a combination of factors can result in a catastrophic bus accident. The most common cause that we have seen, however, is bus operator negligence. Bus drivers may not have the proper rest or may make abrupt lane changes while navigating throughout the City.
A pedestrian may suddenly dart out into the middle of the road, causing the bus operator to either contact the pedestrian by accident or to swerve out of the way and strike a nearby car or stationary object. The bus driver or the driver of a sedan in close proximity may engage in reckless driving, setting off a crash when one of the cars stops short or abruptly switches lanes. Buses will often times make wide turns, and a car that fails to yield to a turning bus can easily cause a bad accident. Even though a rare occurrence, a bus driver may be too tired to properly focus or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, resulting in ineffective operation of the bus and even the smallest distraction can result in turmoil.
Still yet, a lot of bus crashes are due, at least in part, to the actions or inactions of others on the roadways. Further still, inclement weather such as rain, snow and thunder and lightning storms can cause havoc, leading to pile-ups and bad accidents. Precipitation tends to make the roads slippery and can even cause oil and grease to rise to the roadways’ surface making for dangerous conditions.
A bus can crash into another vehicle if it has been improperly maintained; brakes can fail, the driver may lose control of the steering, or a tire blow out can occur, sending the bus barreling into another vehicle, pedestrian, motorcyclist or stationary object.
Bus accidents may refer to motor vehicle colliding with a bus as well as to injuries that people sustain when a bus malfunctions due to faulty bus parts. Tires and wheels can become disconnected and roll down the road, striking another vehicle, a pedestrian or a cyclist on the busy streets of Midtown.
It is exceptionally rare for a pedestrian or passenger to be held responsible for a bus accident. The fault instead is usually that of the bus operator, a third-party driver, the bus company, the bus manufacturer or the service company that maintains and repairs the bus. An obnoxious bus passenger may even distract the bus driver long enough to cause an accident, but the most of cases we have seen are based on the failure of buses’ operators or owners to properly adhere to mandated safety protocols.
Just like the more common car accident cases, it is important for you work and collect as much evidence as you can after the bus accident has happened. Take pictures, collect witness information, and take copious notes regarding the details of the crash.
Even though the statute of limitations to file personal injury cases in New York is three (3) years, the longer you wait the harder it will be for you. Litigation is war, and the party in the wrong will use every maneuver at their disposal to try and ruin your rightful claim.
Bus accident injuries often times include:
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If you have been injured in a Midtown NYC Bus Accident, contact us now at 212-240-9465 to get the wheels of justice spinning for you!