Bus Accidents

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.

Call Restivo & Murphy LLP at (800) 997-9109 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Hear It From Our clients

  • “The best of the best at this firm!”
    “Let me just say they are the best of the best at this firm!! There is no one better than them!!!!!! I will tell anyone and everyone I know to go to Todd and Lonneke!! They kept me posted every single step of the way during my case.”
    - Kristie M.
  • “You guys are a great team and the best firm out there”
    “All I can say is if you want someone who is determined and committed to settling your case, Mr. Restivo is the attorney to do it for you! Mr. Restivo and Lonneke guided me all throughout the case.”
    - Guirlaine J.
  • “Thank You!”
    “I met these amazing people in 2009 when I was involved in a motorcycle accident in which I was a passenger, the level of professionalism that was extended to me was so phenomenal and heartwarming that I was drawn into them and felt like I was being treated”
    - Michael B.
  • “Highly recommend this law firm!”
    “I was in a life-threatening automobile accident that had me in the hospital for a month. Todd Restivo & Patrick Murphy were there from day one until now. They made sure I was taken care of throughout the entire process.”
    - Phil W.
  • “Todd and his team gave me my life back”
    “The settlement amount that Todd fought hard for me to get far exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend Todd and his staff to anyone who is nervous about their case being handled properly or anyone that is unsure which lawyer they should have hand”
    - Farah M.
  • “Mr. Restivo is truly about helping his clients”

    Mr. Restivo is truly about helping his clients He and his office went above and beyond to help me and family through a difficult time after my accident. I can’t recommend him enough and in fact, have recommended him to numerous other people.

    - Mark H.
  • “I've got positive results”
    “I was injured in a construction accident back in 2013. I switched from another firm over to Restivo and Murphy because the firm I was using was not handling my case properly.
    - Brian D
  • “Highly recommend their firm to family and friends”
    “Todd Restivo and his firm handled my case with the utmost professionalism at all times. Todd was extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of my case and always took the time to speak with me at great lengths to fully answer any and all questions and conc”
    - Robert H.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • $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.

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