Bus Accidents

Williamsburg Brooklyn Bus Accident Attorney

Williamsburg Brooklyn has been continuing to grow in population, with a rise of almost 8% in residents over ten years. These residents often take the city bus to get in and out of Manhattan, as well as elsewhere. Tourists take private coaches to see the area as well. There are also many children riding to school on buses daily. This means the potential for being involved in bus accidents, and related injuries, is higher than it used to be as well. Williamsburg Brooklyn bus accident lawyer Michael J. Redenburg helps victims of these collisions with legal actions against those responsible. Injuries from a bus accident can be severe, requiring extensive medical treatment as well as time spent away from work. Victims often need substantial financial assistance to aid in their recovery. Mr. Redenburg is dedicated to making sure those who caused an accident are the ones who also pay. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident in Williamsburg, contact our office today at (212) 240-9465 or online to schedule a free initial consultation about your legal options.

Bus Accidents in Williamsburg Brooklyn

Fifty-five local bus routes serve Brooklyn. In Williamsburg, these routes include B24, B32, B39, and B44, making frequent stops at Williamsburg Bridge Plaza, Flushing Ave, and Bedford Avenue. These buses are operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which is responsible for their drivers and vehicles. Because of its large size and weight, when a bus is involved in an accident, the risk of serious injury to other motorists, passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists is high. If you’ve been involved in a collision involving a bus in Williamsburg Brooklyn, it is important to contact an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible who can help you determine the cause of your accident and who may be at fault. Some common causes of bus accidents include:

  • Fatigued or distracted bus drivers
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Mechanical failure or defective parts
  • Poor training of bus drivers
  • Road hazards

Depending on the circumstances of an accident, different parties can also be liable. The New York City Transit Authority and MTA could be accountable for accidents involving city buses, while Brooklyn City Schools can be responsible for a school bus accident. If the NYCTA or MTA is a responsible party, a Notice of Claim must be filed within ninety (90) days of the accident or the claim will be forever time-barred. A bus driver, tour bus company, or those responsible for bus maintenance may also be at fault.

Showing Negligence Following a Williamsburg Bus Accident

Many roadways in Williamsburg have been the site of dangerous bus crashes, the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and Graham Avenue alone has had a few in recent years. If you’re injured, or lose a loved one, due to an accident involving a bus, you may be entitled to compensation in Williamsburg Brooklyn Bus Accidents either a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. These claims are based on the legal theory of negligence. A knowledgeable Williamsburg Brooklyn bus accident attorney can help you gather the proper documentation and evidence to establish negligence. To show negligence, it must be proven that the defendant owed a duty of reasonable care to the plaintiff, that duty was breached by the defendant causing the plaintiff’s injury or death, and the plaintiff suffered damages as a result. Often, a negligent bus driver is to blame for an accident. All motorists owe each other, and other road users, the duty to act as a prudent and reasonable person would under the same, or similar circumstances. When a bus driver fails to check their blind spot, and strikes a bicyclist, that driver could be held accountable. Additionally, the MTA could be vicariously liable for its employee’s negligence, or negligent acts of its own – such as failing to adequately train its drivers.

Timing is important in these cases. In New York, a plaintiff has three years in which to file a personal injury claim, and two years for a wrongful death claim. If an accident involved an MTA bus, or another public entity such as a school district, plaintiffs only have one year and 90 days within which to file legal action. Once liability is established, plaintiffs may recover compensation for past and future medical bills, loss of income, diminished earning capacity, property loss, and pain and suffering.

Devastating injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, broken bones, and even death can result from a collision involving a bus. Williamsburg Brooklyn bus accident attorney Michael J. Redenburg is committed to making sure victims, and families who have lost loved ones, receive the compensation they need, and are entitled to, for their harm. Mr. Redenburg and his team assist clients throughout Brooklyn as well as in Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island in personal injury and wrongful death claims arising out of a bus crash. Please contact our office today online or at (212) 240-9465 to find out more about how we can help.

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