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Long Island City (LIC) is a residential and commercial neighborhood on the extreme western tip of Queens, a borough of NYC. It is bordered by Astoria to the north, the East River to the west, New Calvary Cemetery in Sunnyside to the east; and Newtown Creek—which separates Queens from Greenpoint, Brooklyn—to the south.

Incorporated as a city in 1870, Long Island City was originally the seat of government of the Town of Newtown, before becoming part of the City of Greater New York in 1898. In the early 21st century, Long Island City became known for its rapid and ongoing residential growth and gentrification, its waterfront parks, and its thriving arts community. The area has a high concentration of art galleries, art institutions, and studio space.

Being seriously injured in a bus accident can be a daunting experience.

In Long Island City, due to increasing traffic, adults and children are encouraged to use mass transit such as buses. The New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA), MTA Bus, and many private bus companies shuttle people around to and from their destinations every minute of every day.

Bus companies are “common carriers”—companies entrusted with the safety of those they serve. Accordingly, they are expected to take a high degree of care toward their clients. Various regulations apply to such companies, requiring them to do specific things to protect their occupants and violations of these regulations constitute negligence on the part of the bus company.

Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) commuters take it for granted that buses are well maintained and that their drivers remain attentive to the road. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Injuries involving bus collisions, sudden stops, or poorly maintained bus stops are common throughout New York City and the Tri-State Metro area.

The United States employs approximately 450,000 school buses to transport children to school each day. There have been many cases of injuries and deaths related to school bus accidents, including children being struck or run over by the bus, rollovers, and collisions.

School bus accidents leave a lasting impression on any parent’s mind. We are reminded how important it is to promote school bus safety in the home.

Whether you are a child or an adult, ride a school bus or metro bus, you may be at risk for serious bus accident related injuries. If you have been involved in a bus accident in New York you may experience a variety of injuries, such as cuts and bruises, bone fractures, head injuries, and other serious injuries. The bus company may be held liable for your injuries and may be required to compensate you for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and other accident-related costs.

What to Do If You Are Involved in a Bus Accident?

  • Call 911 for help and report the accident.
  • File an accident report with the police, sheriff, highway patrol or a local agency. DO NOT leave the scene of accident without making a report because that may jeopardize your case.
  • Write down the name, address, insurance information, vehicle license number and driver’s license number of any and all persons involved in the accident. Record names, addresses and telephone numbers of all witnesses.
  • Obtain photographs of the accident scene, all vehicles involved (before repairing) and any visible injuries to the parties involved, such as cuts, bruises, and scars.
  • Do not discuss the accident or your injuries with anyone, with the exception of your doctor and your attorney.
  • Do not consent to a recorded statement or sign any document without first reviewing it with your attorney. Innocent statements made by you attempting to assist an insurance adjuster can easily be misinterpreted and used to deny or minimize your recovery.
  • Immediately seek medical attention and tell your doctor the nature and extent of your pain and injury, and how the injury occurred. Something that looks like a minor injury at that moment can be life threatening if not taken care of properly.
  • In cases against buses operated by the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) or Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) the NYCTA must be notified of the claim within 90 days of the accident. Also, the NYCTA and MTA vigorously investigates and defends against claims and is often reluctant to settle claims out of court.
  • In claims against private coach buses, commuter buses and tour buses plaintiffs must ascertain the bus’s real owner; this can be difficult because buses are often owned by national and even international corporations with complex ownership structures
  • To file a no fault application you have 30 days from the date of accident if you fail to file within that time period, you may not be able to obtain no fault benefits.

There is a process to be followed, starting with filing a lawsuit. The lawsuit intends to cover the cost of damages caused to the victim. If you have questions that Who will pay your:

  • Medical Bills?
  • Property Damage?
  • Lost Wages?
  • Pain and Suffering?

Call us to get answers to all your questions FREE of charge at (212)-240-9465.

We will conduct a full investigation of the circumstances of your accident and we know what to look for to determine liability and get our clients the compensation they deserve.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a bus accident call Michael J. Redenburg, Esq., PC at 212-240-9465 for FREE CONSULTATION atour Downtown NYC Office.

When to Contact a Bus Accident Lawyer?

As someone who has never needed a bus accident lawyer before, searching for one may seem daunting. But don’t worry – we are here to help! In this post, we’ll outline what you need to know when looking for a Long Island City bus accident lawyer and provide some tips on how to choose the right one for you. So read on, and then get ready to take action!

What to Do If You’re in a Bus Accident

If you have been involved in a bus accident, you may be feeling overwhelmed and even hopeless. You don’t know what to do next because a bus accident can leave you injured, disabled, and dealing with medical bills that you don’t know how to pay. You may feel like it’s too late to get help, but we can help. We will handle everything from the insurance claim to the settlement negotiations. And we will also make sure that your medical bills are taken care of.

How Much Your Case Is Likely to Be Worth?

Hiring a competent bus accident lawyer is the very first step when you or someone close to you has been injured in a bus accident. It can be challenging to determine the full extent of your damages and losses after a bus accident. This is where an experienced lawyer can help you because they will carefully assess your medical records, discuss with your doctors and get lost wages as part of your settlement. With medical expenses and lost wages and income, victims of bus accidents may face a considerable amount of financial stress.

But with the help of our bus accident lawyers, you can get compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and income, disability, reduced earning capacity, and loss of enjoyment of life. You will also receive emotional distress compensation for the mental anguish you have suffered.

What Are the Reasons for Bus Accidents in Long Island City?

A bus accident is a type of vehicular collision that involves a bus. It can cause death, injury, and property damage.

A bus accident lawyer is someone with the requisite skill and experience to successfully represent an injured victim following their bus accident. If you or someone you know has been injured in a bus accident, it is critical that you contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to protect your legal rights.

Many bus accidents occur die to fatigued driving, inexperienced operators and even drunk or distracted driving. Furthermore, buses can be involved in accidents if they are not properly maintained or inspected and driven too fast, or make unsafe or illegal turns. Pedestrians and other drivers also have a responsibility to yield the right of way to buses, and failure to do so can result in a crash.

By understanding the different types of bus accidents that can happen, we can help to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

Types of Bus Accidents

Public buses in New York City can reach speeds in excess of 30 miles per hour. Public buses are most often involved in accidents with other vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcycles. However, collisions with other city buses are also common. School bus incidents occur when school buses crash or collide with other vehicles or pedestrians. These accidents are severe because children are likely on the school bus and their safety is at risk. Tour Bus crashes occur when a tour bus collides with another vehicle or a pedestrian while driving around town on sightseeing tours and trips. These accidents usually occur due to reckless driving, such as speeding. Rental buses are vehicles rented for a specific time. The risks associated with these vehicles are extreme because they can be used by both the driver and the passengers and are often not insured or inspected.

What Are the After-Effects of a Bus Accident?

Bus accidents can lead to many serious injuries. What happens after the accident is just as important as what happened during the accident.

You should contact a bus accident lawyer to start working on your case right away in any bus accident. They will be able to handle everything for you and make sure that you have all the help that you need in terms of making sure medical bills are paid, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more. Bus accidents might not seem like a big deal, but they can have catastrophic consequences. Even a minor bus accident can result in traumatic brain injuries or fractured bones. And if you’re injured in a bus accident you may be dealing with mounting medical bills. And if you wind up out of work because of your injuries, you could also lose a significant amount of income. As a result, bus accidents can leave you in a dire financial situation. If you’ve been involved in a bus accident, it’s vital to seek legal help as soon as possible.

Contact Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC at 212-240-9465 to get the help and compensation you deserve.

What to Expect From Your Bus Accident Lawyer?

Bus accidents can be complicated when it comes to liability. Bus drivers and bus companies are not always responsible for accidents. Other drivers, pedestrians, or bicyclists can also contribute to a crash. Under New York’s comparative negligence law, you can potentially recover damages from anyone who was even partially at fault for the accident. Bus drivers may be held liable if they were speeding, ran a red light, or acted negligently. Bus companies may be held responsible if the bus driver acted within their employment scope when the accident occurred. If you were injured in a bus accident, it’s essential to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to understand your legal rights and options.

  • If you have been injured in a crash, rollover, or collision involving a bus in NYC, contact Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC to speak with an experienced bus accident lawyer.
  • The law office of Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC has more than 15 years of experience fighting for the rights of their clients.
  • We are dedicated to representing victims of motor vehicle accidents and getting them the compensation they need to provide for their families. Our team has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of clients who have been injured in accidents across NYC and New York State.
  • Clients in personal injury cases related to incidents with buses.
  • We are dedicated to protecting the right of clients and families who have been affected by bus accidents.

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