An 11-year old girl was in the crosswalk when she was struck and run over by a school bus on Wednesday afternoon. According to CBS New York, the accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. at Nostrand Avenue and St. John’s Place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. According to an eyewitness report, the girl was in the crosswalk when the bus turned into her. She was struck and run over by the bus sustaining serious head trauma. She was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition.
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 lawyers 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.
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.