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Michael Redenburg

Kew Gardens Bus Accidents Attorney

Many of the 23,000 residents in Kew Gardens use public buses as their main mode of transportation. With numerous routes in and around Queens, as well as to and from Manhattan, buses are ever present in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, this means the potential for collisions involving a bus are also high. Many of these crashes, and associated injuries, are due to a bus driver, or another party’s negligent actions. When this is the case, Kew Gardens bus accident lawyer Michael J. Redenburg can help. Mr. Redenburg assists victims injured in serious bus accidents find out who is responsible and makes sure they are held legally accountable. Personal injury and wrongful death claims arising out of a bus crash can be complex. Mr. Redenburg’s vast experience leads to his clients achieving the best possible outcome in their case. If you have questions regarding your legal options in the aftermath of a Kew Gardens bus accident, call our office at (212) 240-9465 or contact us online to speak with an attorney today.

Bus Accidents in Kew Gardens

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Bus division operates several local and express routes serving Kew Gardens, including Q10, Q37, Q46, Q54, and Q60. In addition to the public buses on the road, there are also school buses, private tour buses, and others that can lend to potential accidents. The New York Police Department (NYPD) has reported over 2,000 bus accidents on average each year. Almost one-fourth of these accidents take place in Queens. When you’ve been involved in a bus crash, the first step is always to seek immediate medical attention. Following receiving treatment, it is advisable you consult a Kew Gardens bus accident attorney who can help you assess your legal options.

Victims involved in an accident with a bus may sustain significant, life altering injuries, especially as a pedestrian or bicyclist. Common injuries that result from these types of collisions include broken bones, amputation, paralysis, and sometimes even death. Negligent parties who are at-fault for causing these injuries should be held accountable. Negligence exists when a defendant breaches a duty of reasonable care owed to the victim, causing their injuries, and resulting in damages. All those on the road owe each other a duty to act as a reasonable and prudent person would under the same, or similar circumstances. A bus driver who speeds or makes unsafe lane changes that leads to a collision can be seen as unreasonable, and therefore negligent. Other parties, like the MTA or a manufacturer, may also be found negligent if an accident was caused by a defective part or the bus did not undergo proper maintenance. A knowledgeable bus accident lawyer in Kew Gardens can assist you in determining the circumstances that led to your injuries.

Having as much evidence as possible is important in proving a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Documentation regarding a driver’s training, history, and vehicle maintenance are vital. Witness statements as well as accident reconstruction and police reports are also necessary in showing the elements of negligence. If you’re involved in a Kew Gardens bus accident the 102nd Precinct of the NYPD will prepare a collision report.  These reports can be obtained from their headquarters at 87-34 118th Street as well as online via the NYPD’s Collision Report Portal. In New York, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is three years from the date the victim’s injury, and wrongful death actions must be filed within two years. However, when a public entity like the MTA is part of litigation, these claims must be filed within one year and 90 days and a Notice of Claim must be filed within ninety (90) days of the accident.

Bus Accident Lawyer in Kew Gardens

Bus accident victims may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and diminished earning capacity, as well as pain and suffering damages. In fatal collisions, families may be compensated for burial and funeral costs as well as loss of support. Kew Gardens bus accident attorney Michael J. Redenburg is dedicated to making sure these victims receive the financial assistance they need to recover. Our firm represents clients in Queens, as well as throughout New York City in all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims. If you need legal guidance in the aftermath of a serious bus accident, contact our office today at (212) 240-9465 or online to find out more about your legal options.   

Client Reviews

I had a very positive experience working with Mr. Redenburg. He handled my personal injury case which was successfully settled over the course of two years. He was extremely diligent, knowledgeable and...

- Dawn N.

Michael Redenburg took over my [car accident] case when my past attorney retired from my case. My past attorney was the one who recommended him to me I can say it was the best choice he ever made. He is very...

- Fernando H.

Michael Redenburg is great at what he does. He helped me though the case after my accident helped me with everything. I didn't have to speak with the insurance company about anything he handled and in the end...

- Tamika

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