New York City Bus Accident Attorneys
Strategic Representation to Maximize Your Claim
Many individuals rely on public transit most days out of the year for reliable, safe transport to and from work, school, and a variety of other venues. Unfortunately, at times buses are involved in accidents, which can lead to significant injuries to the passengers on board. If you have been injured in a bus accident, you should discuss your case with a dependable personal injury firm. When you turn to Restivo & Murphy LLP, we can help you take the necessary steps to maximize your settlement.
Contact our New York City bus accident lawyers at (800) 997-9109 to discuss how much your claim could be worth.
Common Causes of Bus Accident in NYC
As you might imagine, driving a large vehicle through New York City requires an exceptional level of expertise. Bus drivers go through extensive training and have to meet higher licensing standards than most automobile drivers. However, there are times when even the best drivers make mistakes or cannot avoid a situation that leads to an accident.
There are several causes of bus accidents, including:
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Driver fatigue
- Reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Faulty equipment
Who Is Liable in a Bus Accident?
One of the top concerns in any personal injury claim is who can be held responsible for the losses the victim has incurred. Similar to a truck accident, in a bus accident, there are several potential parties who may be liable – there may even be several parties at fault for the same accident. When you work with Restivo & Murphy LLP, we can identify all the at-fault parties to ensure you receive the compensation you are owed.
Some of the parties we can seek to hold responsible for your injuries include:
- Bus drivers
- Other motorists
- Bus management company
- City and state governments
Types of Compensation Available to Bus Accident Victims
If you have been injured in a bus accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you are likely entitled to recover compensation for your losses. As many injuries resulting from these types of accidents are serious and life-altering, you will need some way to cover the costs of medical care and make up for lost wages.
There are several types of damages you could be compensated for, including:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
What to Do after a Bus Accident in NYC
The most important thing to do directly after bus accident is to seek medical attention for any injuries. Even if you feel fine, you should still see a doctor, since some injuries don’t show symptoms until several hours or days after. If you are able, while at the scene of the accident, you should take photographs, exchange information, gather witness contact info, and call the police.
Finally, you should consult with our New York City bus accident attorneys as soon as possible. We can help you deal with insurance companies, file your claim, and represent your case in court if necessary.
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$8,000,000 Fractured Pelvic & Urethral Injuries
We've recovered a settlement for a 32-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a bus causing pelvic fractures and urethral injuries which required surgery.
$7,850,000 Neck, Back & Shoulder Injuries
We've recovered a settlement for a woman who slipped and fell on snow and ice injuring her neck, back, and shoulder which required multiple surgeries.
$6,300,000 Fractured Foot & Amputation
The verdict for a 47-year-old whose left foot was run over by a bus causing numerous foot fractures and the amputation of his big toe. The offer before trial was $1,050,000.
$4,250,000 Spinal Cord & Neck Injury
We've recovered a settlement for a passenger involved in a motor vehicle accident with a tractor-trailer where the client sustained a spinal cord injury that required a neck surgery.
$4,025,000 Herniated Discs & Neck Surgery
Resolution at the conclusion of trial for a 43-year-old who suffered herniated discs requiring neck surgery when his vehicle was struck by a school bus. The offer before trial was $75,000.
$3,700,000 Spinal Injuries
We've recovered a settlement after a verdict in a liability trial for a 33-year-old construction worker who suffered spinal injuries in a work-related accident. The offer before the liability trial was $500,000.
$3,436,000 Neck Injuries
A verdict for a 46-year-old man whose neck was injured by a falling traffic sign struck by a motor vehicle. The offer before trial was $325,000.
$2,850,000 Brachial Plexus Injury
We've recovered a settlement in a motor vehicle accident case where the client sustained a brachial plexus injury with surgeries.
$2,500,000 Serious Injuries
We've recovered a settlement after a verdict on liability in a motor vehicle accident case involving two clients who were passengers in an ambulette.
$2,000,000 Neck Injuries
We've recovered a settlement for a 46-year-old woman whose prior neck condition was aggravated by a motor vehicle accident.