A Greenwich Village Bus Accident Attorney Who Will Fight for Your Legal Rights!
Buses are omnipresent in local, regional, and interstate transportation. Greenwich Village buses can be a great way to get to and from work and school, and also travel around New York City and beyond.
But when bus crashes happen, the aftermath can be catastrophic. In addition to the high number of serious injuries that can follow, prosecuting Greenwich Village Bus Accidents can be further complicated due to the number of powerful companies that may be enmeshed in the litigation.
At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC we have the necessary experience with bus accidents and vehicular cases to win for you! Call us now at 212-240-9465 for a free initial in-office consultation. We have been practicing in New York City for more than fifteen (15) years and are thoroughly familiar with the Courts throughout the five boroughs.
Types of Greenwich Village Bus Accidents
At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC, we serve drivers and their passengers who have been injured in crashes that involve big buses, as well as passengers who may have been on the bus who have sustained serious injuries as a result of the wreck. We handle claims involving all kinds of buses and coaches, including:
- School bus accidents
- City buses
- New York City Transit Buses
- Private and charter buses
Due to the sheer size and weight of these buses, catastrophic injuries are not uncommon. This holds true for passengers on the bus, who are generally not seat-belt restrained while riding. We will steadfastly pursue justice and financial compensation for the serious injuries you or your loved ones have sustained in the Greenwich Village bus accident.
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What to Do If You Are in a Bus Crash in Greenwich Village, NYC
If you have been seriously injured in a Greenwich Village bus crash, what you do next with respect to your choice of legal representation may have an important impact on the rest of your life. You need to prioritize your health, both physical and mental and you need to be careful to protect your legal rights. Some of the things you should do are:
- Seek Treatment for Your Greenwich Village Bus Accident Injuries
After being injured in a bus accident, you should immediately seek medical treatment. Even if you don't need to be taken to the emergency room by ambulance, you should still get yourself checked-out by a physician as soon as practicable.
The sheer trauma of a bus accident can cause various types of injuries. Obtaining medical treatment immediately can help reduce the risk of long-term medical complications. Obtaining immediate medical attention can also help you protect your legal rights. If significant time elapses between the date of the crash and your treatment, then the tortfeasor will argue that your claimed injuries may not be causally related to the accident.
Follow Your Doctor's Medical Advice
Once you receive a treatment plan, you should follow your physician's orders closely. With one caveat: if you have questions about your doctor's diagnosis or treatment plan, in which case you should get a second professional opinion. Ensure that you keep all of you doctor's appointments and perform all home exercises that you are instructed to.
Hold on to Your Bus Ticket or Pass
If you have a bus ticket or pass that you used on the day of the accident, make sure you keep it in a safe place. This will help prove that you were on the bus in Greenwich Village on the date of, and at the time of the accident.
Hold onto All Photographs that You Took with Your Smartphone
If you had the ability to snap photos immediately after the bus accident, you should share these with an attorney as soon as possible. Photographs may contain important information about what happened and whose fault the accident was.
Even if you happened to take photos on the bus before the crash (e.g., you took a selfie with a friend), you should save these pictures on your phone as well. These photos could also hold important information, such as showing where on the bus you were seated and the interior condition of the bus at the time of the accident.
Jot Down as Many Details as You Can Recall
In addition to holding on to your bus ticket or pass along with any pictures you snapped with your iphone, you should also write down as many details as you can recall. For example, you should try to write down the answers to key questions such as:
- What type of bus were you riding through Greenwich Village (i.e.: an MTA Bus? )?
- What route were you taking?
- Where on the route did the accident happen?
- Did the bus driver say anything immediately before or after the crash?
- What did witnesses say and do?
These are just some examples of things that may be helpful in cementing your legal rights. If you can recall anything that you believe may be important for your claim, you should jot it down and talk about it with your attorney.
Avoid Social Media Posting
Regardless of the type of accident you're involved in, it is generally wise to avoid posting on social media and other websites. Insurance companies and their attorneys love looking at your social media to see if you posted a pic of yourself dancing at a wedding one month after the accident and then claiming you were in such bad shape that you were bed bound and needed surgery.
Don't Allow Yourself to be Misled
In the days or weeks following your Greenwich Village bus crash, the bus operator and/or its insurance company may reach out to you. Don't be tricked: These people do not have your best interests in mind.
Don't sign anything or accept a settlement until you have a chance to talk to a bus accident attorney. Indeed, you should let an attorney handle all of the talking so you don't have to worry about making a mistake.
Document Your Financial Losses
When you get injured in a bus accident, the expenses will add up fast. You'll want to document your expenses as best you can, as this will help your attorney calculate the value of your damages as a whole.
In this vein, you'll want to keep track of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Prescription costs
- The cost of medical supplies
- Transportation expenses
- Loss of income and other benefits
Contact a Greenwich Village, NYC Bus Accident Attorney
The best way to protect your legal rights after a bus crash is to hire an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC, we provide FREE case evaluations, and we do not charge any fees or costs unless we win.
Causes of Bus Accidents
The following forms of recklessness and/or carelessness on the part of the bus driver may cause a bus crash:
- Fatigued driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Making wide turns
- Changing lanes while ignoring blindspots
- Following other vehicles too closely
- Distracted driving
The driver of another vehicle may also be partially or completely at fault for the bus accident due to behaviors such as:
- Aggressive driving
- Failing to notice brake or warning lights
- Impaired or distracted driving
Contact Our Greenwich Village Bus Accident Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a bus accident, or you lost a loved one in a bus crash, Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. is here to support you. We'll make it our priority to pursue the compensation you deserve in most trying time of need.
Please call us at 212-240-9465 or contact us online today for a FREE case evaluation. Our bus accident attorneys serve clients throughout the greater NYC area, as well as Greenwich Village, NYC.