Bus accidents in Little Italy, New York City can cause serious injuries and even result in fatalities. Being a passenger on these buses or sharing the road with them shouldn't be the equivalent of a high-risk undertaking. These buses should be well-maintained, and the bus operators should be highly skilled and extremely cautious while navigating the City streets. However, things can go wrong, and you may be injured in a bus crash when you least expect it.
If you or a loved one were injured in a Little Italy bus accident in New York City, feel free to call our Little Italy Bus Accident Lawyers at 212-240-9465. We can investigate the cause of the collision and thoroughly investigate to ensure that justice is done. All negligent parties will be identified and held accountable to ensure that you are properly compensated for your injuries.
Were You Hurt in a Bus Accident?
If you were hurt while a passenger in a crash with a bus, call us right away. We handle all different types of bus accident cases, including:
- School Bus Accidents
- New York City Transit Bus Accidents
- Tour Bus Accidents
- And more
Regardless of the type of bus that was involved, it's important to speak to a bus accident attorney. Who was at fault for the crash? Who are all of the legally culpable and responsible parties? We can investigate and answer all of these extremely important questions and pursue a case on your behalf.
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Types of Bus Accidents We've Seen
Buses are often involved in many different types of crashes, including:
- Read-End Accidents
- Head-On Accidents
- Left Turn Accidents
- Wide Turn Accidents
- Blind Spot Accidents
- Failure to Yield Accidents
- Unsafe Speed Accidents
- Improper Lane Change Accidents
- Merging Accidents
- Rollover Accidents
- Sideswipe Accidents
- Side Impact “T-Bone” Accidents
Who Is Liable for the Bus Accident?
Determining liability with respect to a bus accident can be difficult. If the driver of a sedan caused the accident, then that will be the named defendant in the subsequent litigation. Get the name of that driver, their license number as well as their insurance information. If the operator of the bus is the at-fault party, then you need to get the bus number, the name of the bus driver or their ID number and the company they work for, as well as the bus route number. The more information you can obtain the better. If the police come to scene of the crash then get their badge numbers, precinct affiliation and a copy of the police accident report if possible.
Bus drivers may have been the reason for the crash. In some instances, you may be able to pursue monetary compensation from the company that the bus driver was working for at the time. Bus drivers are often employees of a school district, public transit agency, or a larger business enterprise. That business may be able to be held liable for the tortious actions of the bus driver. If it was a City or Transit bus, please be aware that there are very strict time limits to put the City or Transit on Notice of the accident and your intention to pursue a claim, and if proper notice is not given, your claim can be forever lost.
It's also important to realize that the bus driver isn't always to blame. Buses require a lot of regular maintenance. Investigations sometimes shoddy repairs or excessive amounts of wear and tear. Another party that could potentially be liable is the bus manufacturer. There may be a poor design or manufacturing defect as well.
Were You Hurt in a Bus Accident?
You may use the bus for your daily commute or to get around town to visit people you know. When you're riding the bus, you should be able to trust that the driver is going to operate her bus carefully and competently to avoid any type of crash. If that driver's negligence leads to an accident and your subsequent injuries, then you may have a case against the public transit agency. This agency is a part of the local government, though. It's best to work with a lawyer to navigate this type of claim.