Murray Hill Bus Accident Lawyers Serving all of New York City
Buses play an important role in local, regional, and interstate transportation. Usually, buses are a reliable way to get to and from work and school, as well as travel throughout the City and beyond. But when buses collide with pedestrians, bicyclists or other vehicles, the wake of destruction can be, and more often than not, is significant. Murray hill bus accidents often times involve numerous parties and separate and distinct legal entities – identifying them all and properly naming them all is important. At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC, we serve those injured in Murray Hill, NYC, including zip codes 10016, 10017 and beyond. Call 212-240-9465 to protect your legal rights after a Bus Accident if you were injured due to the negligence of another.
TYPES OF BUS ACCIDENT CLAIMS
At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC, we serve both bus operators and bus passengers who have been injured in collisions with buses, as well as riders in another vehicle, bicyclists and pedestrians.
We handle claims involving all kinds of buses, including:
- School buses
- MTA Buses
- New York City Transit Authority Buses
- Private Buses
Because buses are so big and weigh so much, significant injuries are very common when bus crashes happen. Bus riders are usually not wearing seatbelts, as many buses are not outfitted with them, so passengers flying around the inside of the bus is not uncommon.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE IN A MURRAY HILL BUS CRASH
If you've been seriously injured in a Murray Hill bus accident, then the steps you take thereafter may have a significant impact on the rest of our life. Seek immediate medical attention; put your health first and make sure to protect your legal rights. Given the aforesaid:
SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR YOUR BUS ACCIDENT INJURIES
After being injured in a bus crash, you should seek immediate medical treatment. Even if you don't need to be taken by ambulance to the emergency room, you should still be examined by a physician as soon as possible following the crash. The resulting trauma following a bus accident can cause varying types of injuries. Obtaining medical treatment promptly can help reduce your risk of long-term health complications.
Getting medical attention can also help you protect your legal rights because the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to prove that the injuries you sustained were the result of the accident at issue, and not some subsequent event. The insurance company for the bus will have skilled lawyers who will try and manufacture alternative theories, like maybe you really hurt yourself days after the accident, and due to some other event, which is why you waited so long to go to the hospital.
Follow the Medical Advice of your Physician
Once your treatment plan has been outlined by your doctor, follow your doctor's orders closely. If surgery is recommended, it is always sage advice to obtain a second opinion from another highly-respected surgeon in the same field.
Keep Your Bus Ticket or MetroCard
If you have a bus ticket or Metrocard that you used to board the bus on the day of the accident, make sure you keep and preserve it. This way there is no question that you were, in fact, on the bus at issue at the time of the accident.
KEEP ALL OF THE PHOTOS YOU TOOK WITH YOUR iPHONE
If you were able to snap some photos right after the accident, you should not only save them on a flash-drive, but also print out color copies and save them in a manila folder. It is true what is and has been said: a picture is worth a thousand words.
Jot down all of the details that you can and as soon as possible: memories tend to fade with the passage of time
In addition to keeping your bus ticket or MetroCard and any photos you took with your iPhone, you should also jot down as many details as you can. For example, you should try to write down the answers to key questions such as:
- What type of bus were you riding (e.g., an MTA Bus, NYCTA Bus, tour bus?)
- What route did you take? Was the Route designated by a letter, such as the A Route?
- Where on the trip did the accident happen? Do you know the cross-streets?
- Did the bus driver say anything immediately before or after the crash?
- What did other passengers say right after the accident?
- Names, addresses and phone numbers of other passengers and/or witnesses.
These are just some examples of details that could be helpful to protect your legal rights. If you can remember anything that you think might be important for your case, you should write it down and discuss it with your attorney.
AVOID POSTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Any time you are involved in a bus accident, it is wise to refrain from posting on social media and other websites online. Insurance companies will have their attorneys and staff closely watch your online activity for posts and photos they can use to suggest that you're not that hurt, or the accident didn't happen as you say it did.
CAREFULLY DOCUMENT YOUR FINANCIAL LOSSES/EXPENSES
When you get injured in a bus accident, the costs will mount quickly. You want to document the expenses you incur because this will aid your lawyer in calculating the full and fair value of your personal injury case.
Be sure to keep organized any bills, receipts, account statements, and employment records to document your:
- Medical expenses
- Prescription drug costs
- The cost of medical supplies
- Transportation costs, such as Uber and Lyft rides
- Lost income and fringe benefits
Contact our law firm today at 212-240-9465 to get the wheels of justice spinning for you today!