Harlem is located in upper Manhattan in New York City, with the Hudson River to the west and Harlem River to the north. The zip codes are 10026, 10027, 10030, 10037, 10039.
Harlem Bus Accident Attorney Protecting the Rights of Clients Hurt in a Bus Accident
Buses are often believed to be a safe and inexpensive way to get around town or across the state. However, there are hundreds of bus accidents in New York City every year, many of them resulting in significant injuries or deaths. The process of filing a claim after being hurt in a bus accident is not always as straightforward as the process of filing an auto accident claim. The attorneys at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC have handled many accidents involving buses in the NYC Metropolitan area.
What Steps Should I Take if I Have Been Hurt While Riding a Bus in Harlem?
If you were in a bus accident that resulted in injuries, call 911 and get immediate medical attention. Getting police and medical personnel on the scene of the bus crash should be first as bus injuries often times result in very severe injuries. If you are not seriously injured and it is safe to collect information about the scene of the accident, you may want to record as many details as possible. That can include details about the bus you were riding, such as whether it was a private tour bus or a city bus, whether any other vehicles were involved, whether the bus has a specific number or route, as well as the driver's name, the contact information of any witnesses and videos or pictures from the accident scene.
Additionally, even if you don't believe you were seriously hurt, you may want to be examined by a medical professional soon after the accident. This is because many types of injuries, such as whiplash, may not show themselves for days, even weeks after the accident. If you begin getting delayed symptoms while under the care of a medical professional, it will be easier to demonstrate that your injury is a direct result of the bus accident and not caused by some other event.
Who Pays for my Bus Accident Injuries?
Determining liability in a bus accident can be a complex task due to the many variables you may have to consider. If the accident investigation reveals the bus driver to be the primary tortfeasor, caused by their reckless actions or negligence, the bus driver may be responsible for your injuries. In many cases the bus operator is employed by a transportation company in the private sector, which means the company will typically carry some type of liability insurance with coverage for accidents that may have been caused by an employee.
Bus accidents can also be caused by a third party, such as an everyday sedan or SUV. In that type of case, that driver will likely be financially responsible for your injuries, and you may be filing a claim with that person's auto insurance. If it is found that the bus accident was caused by a mechanical failure originating from a lack of maintenance, the company that owns the bus may be held responsible for neglecting to properly inspect and maintain the bus. Sometimes, a manufacturing defect or a defective part may cause an accident, resulting in a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the bus.
Buses can include public transportation, school buses, and any other city or state-owned buses. Bus accident claims against a government entity have very strict deadlines and require special steps, and the help of an attorney is likely going to be essential for a successful case.
The bus accident attorneys at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC have represented many clients hurt in bus accidents in the New York City area. We have the requisite skill and knowledge to help you build a successful case to obtain rightful compensation for injuries sustained, economic losses, and emotional distress following a bus accident.
Bus accident injuries often times include:
- Sprains and strains
- Disc herniation and bulges
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Injuries necessitating surgery
- The necessity of casting
- The need for physical therapy
- Job retraining
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