Due to their massive size, buses can cause devastating injuries to other
drivers and their own passengers when they are involved in an accident.
Passengers may sustain life-altering injuries, such as broken bones,
amputations, severe head trauma resulting in
brain damage, lacerations, and
burns; in some cases injuries resulting from a bus accident can prove fatal.
In many instances, the accident and subsequent injuries could have been
avoided if not for the bus driver or manufacturer's negligence. As
a result, individuals who have suffered a severe injury in a bus accident
may be entitled to compensation. At
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our New York bus accident attorneys are committed to defending the rights
of individuals who were unnecessarily injured due to the negligence of
a bus driver or company. We understand the devastating impact that a severe
injury suffered in a bus accident can have on a victim's life. To
help ease the financial burden that victims may face, our attorneys will
pursue compensation for any lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering
our clients suffered in the accident. Additionally, we pursue compensation
for victims' families through wrongful death lawsuits when bus accidents
end in fatalities.
Have you suffered an injury in a bus accident? Do you believe that the
accident may have been caused by the driver or manufacturer's negligence?
If so, you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit. To see
whether you are eligible to file a claim, call (212) 406-1700 or contact
us online. Our
car accidents attorneys will give you a free review of your legal options to see if you may be
able to recoup compensation for damages.
Who Has Grounds for a Lawsuit Against the MTA or Private Bus Company
Individuals who have suffered an injury in a bus accident may be able to
file a lawsuit against the MTA or private bus company. In and of itself,
however, an injury in a bus accident is not grounds for a lawsuit. In
order to have a valid lawsuit the victim must be able to prove that either
the bus driver or company acted negligently. For instance, if the accident
was the result of a road defect, the victims do not have grounds for a
lawsuit against the bus company. Furthermore, victims of bus accidents
must be able to prove that the injuries suffered in the crash caused either
economic or non-economic damages. Economic damages are any financial strain
the victim suffered. Non-economic damages are any pain and suffering caused
by the crash.
Individuals may have grounds for a lawsuit if they were injured in a bus
accident due to any of the following:
- Changing lanes illegally
- Reckless driving
- Failure to yield
- Driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Manufacturer error
Call a New York City Public Transit Injury Lawyer
Individuals, who have suffered an injury in an accident with a city bus
or a private bus, may have a difficult time proving liability. The Metropolitan
Transportation Authority (MTA) and the bus company have attorneys working
hard to protect their interests after an accident. As a result, it is
important that victims hire a lawyer who has experience handling bus accident
experienced lawyer will thoroughly investigate the accident by taking photos of the scene,
reviewing police reports, and interviewing witnesses. Additionally, an
attorney will handle all aspects of the legal proceedings, including the
filing of the lawsuit, representing victims at trial, handling mediation
when necessary, and pursuing maximum compensation for their clients'
New York personal injury attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool have been trying bus accident
cases for over 50 years. Our law firm has the experience and resources
necessary to combat the MTA's attorneys.
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will give you a free review of
your legal options if you have suffered an injury in a bus accident. To
see if you have grounds to file a claim, call (212) 406-1700 or
contact us online.