Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan with zip codes of 10009 and 10010 is part of Manhattan's Community District 6. It is the largest apartment complex in America with over 20,000 residents. Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, sometimes shortened to StuyTown, is a large post-World War II private residential development on the east side of NYC.
If you've been struck by a bus, while shuffling around the City, contact a Stuyvesant Town bus accident attorney to hold the responsible party liable and get the compensation you deserve.
Stuytown buses are an integral form of transportation for many City dwellers throughout the NY Metropolitan area and in addition to privately held bus and charter companies, the New York City Transit Authority, or NYCTA and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or MTA, are shuttling people around on a daily basis. Buses are considered common carriers, which means that they are required to exercise the highest degree of care when it comes to the safety of their passengers.
A bus accident has the potential to not only cause injuries for passengers but also other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. Some bus crashes will prompt investigations by governmental agencies, but in far more instances, accident victims are left in the dark when it comes to the legal recourse they may have. Those who suffer severe injuries, can incur costly medical bills, lose significant amounts of money in the form of lost wages, and could struggle financially in the aftermath of the crash.
Bus accidents can be more difficult than other types of crashes for many reasons. These accidents may involve multiple liable parties, a varying array of insurance companies, and many injured parties. City bus accidents such as MTA and New York City Transit Bus Accidents will require that a Notice of Claim be filed within ninety (90) days following the accident.
Do I Need A Bus Accident Lawyer?
Any party who is reckless or negligent in a bus crash will likely act quickly to try and mitigate their financial exposure to the injured victims. Some insurance companies will even have their representative reach out to you by phone or email and immediately offer you a lump sum settlement to resolve your case and prevent legal action, but the proposed settlement is often times a low-ball offer and once you sign a General Release, your legal rights to sue are gone.
Bus crashes can often lead to life changing injuries. Many victims are out of work for several weeks, months, or even years, while medical bills pile up quickly.
Types of injuries bus accident victims may suffer can include, but are not limited to:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
- Nerve Damage
- Head Injuries
- Severe cuts and bleeding
The causes of bus accidents can vary. Some crashes are the result of driver behaviors such as unsafe lane changes, distracted driving, or even driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. Other causes that are beyond the control of drivers could be brake failure or some other vehicle malfunction, inclement weather, or possibly another driver.
What should I do if I am involved in a bus accident?
After your accident, always be sure that you get medical care. If your accident occurs in an isolated incident while you are a passenger on a bus, try to go to a hospital as soon as you can get off the bus. Try to take pictures of the scene of your accident when it is possible. Following crashes, get photographs of the people and vehicles involved as well as other notable factors. Also look for any people in the area who may have seen the accident, as these could be potential witnesses. Make sure that the first person you talk to about your accident is a lawyer and not an insurance company.
Contact a StuyTown Bus Accident Attorney
If you sustained serious injuries in a bus accident, contact Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC at 212-240-9456 to get the wheels of justice spinning for you!