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Bus Accidents in NYC

Injured in a Bus Accident in New York City?

The population of NYC is over 8 million people, and now that people are re-emerging post COVID, many are using bus transportation to move around the city, whether a city bus, tourist bus, private bus, or other type of bus. The more buses traveling on the busy streets of New York, the more accidents are likely to happen. Whether you have been hurt as a passenger on a bus in transit, or a bus collided with you as a pedestrian, cyclist, vehicle driver, or motorcyclist, an adept New York bus accident attorney can help you pursue justice and compensation for all damages.

Who is Liable?

In a case where a transportation agency is involved there can be a few entities who may be found to be at fault for an accident. They may include:

  • Drivers
  • The agency or business that owns the bus
  • Parts or bus manufacturers

Bus drivers are held to the same standards and laws that all other drivers must abide by. They cannot get behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as the consequences can be a disaster. Drivers are required to use designated stops to pick up and drop off their passengers. If they stop at an unsafe or unmarked area to let people off the bus, they can be held liable when someone is injured.

If the bus is under the authority of the MTA or any other agency, they may be found to have allowed inexperienced drivers to operate the vehicle without proper training. These entities are also responsible for ensuring a bus is well-maintained. If a company fails to maintain the vehicle, such as brakes or tires, and they fail, causing a collision, the entity may be held liable for the injuries sustained in an accident. Manufacturers of the parts used or replaced on buses could be liable, if the bus had been equipped with defective components that failed, making it impossible for the driver to control it.

There are many moving pieces when it comes to who is liable for a bus accident. It could be one of these examples, or all three could share a percentage of liability. It is best to call on a personal injury attorney who has experience, both in negotiating the terms of a settlement, or filing a lawsuit if a fair settlement offer does not arrive in a timely manner.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

In New York, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim is three years. A statute of limitations is the timeframe in which you have to file a lawsuit. If your suit names a government agency you have significantly less time to file, only 90 days. That is why it is imperative that you connect with a New York personal injury attorney with a breadth of experience resolving bus accident claims as soon as possible after the incident. There are requirements and specific details which must be documented and submitted, and a lawyer who has experience will ensure that the claim is filed correctly, and within the time restrictions under New York state law.

Davidoff Law Has Your Back.

If you have been injured in a bus accident in the city, you should contact Davidoff Law right away. There may be multiple investigations into the accident, as buses carry many passengers, many of whom may have been injured and are seeking compensation. The attorneys at Davidoff Law understand the law, the process, and how to negotiate a fair settlement, and could work diligently to pursue the compensation you deserve. Let us put our knowledge and expertise to work for you. We can start with a simple consultation to help us better understand your experience and allow us to evaluate your case.

Call our office at (888) 211-1116 today.

Our Results Speak for Themselves

Millions Recovered for Our Clients
  • Wrongful Death from Motor Vehicle Accident $10,018,876

    Settlement for a wrongful death resulting from a motor vehicle accident.

  • Pedestrian Accident Involving a School Bus $1,950,000

    75-year-old woman crossing the street when struck by a school bus, sustaining a fractured skull with associated traumatic brain injury.

  • MVA - Rear End Collision $1.6 Million

    A 48-year-old hairdresser involved in MVA was rear-ended by a pizza delivery man.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident from a Rear-End Collision $1,375,000

    47-year-old warehouse worker involved in a rear-end collision. He suffered neck and back injuries requiring disc fusion surgery to his lower back.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Lower Back Injury $1,350,000

    37-year-old woman, a homemaker, sustained a serious injury while driving her child from school. Among other injuries, she suffered an injury to her lower back, requiring surgery involving a discectomy with fusion.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting from Rear-End Collision $1,250,000

    A 42-year-old construction worker was involved in rear-end collision in the Bronx. Among other injuries, he suffered neck, shoulder and back injuries, requiring multiple surgeries. The case has been resolved at the time of trial.

  • Pedestrian Accident While Crossing the Street $1,250,000

    A 71-year-old woman, a secretary, was crossing the street when she was hit by a car. She sustained multiple injuries, including a fractured leg, requiring several surgeries. The case has been resolved during the discovery stage.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident - Rear-End Collision $1,230,000

    A multi-passenger vehicle driving on Hutchinson River Parkway was rear-ended by a car causing injuries to their neck and back and requiring multiple procedures.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting from Rear-End Collision $1,100,000

    A 71-year-old retired female involved in a rear-end collision. She sustained traumatic injuries to both shoulders and neck which necessitated disc fusion.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Neck & Back Injury $1,000,000

    A 37-year-old stay-at-home mother/wife sustained a severe injury to her neck and back.


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