New York City Bus Accidents
Causes and Consequences
Accidents involving buses can be particularly destructive whether you experience this as a passenger in the bus or someone who is hit by the bus. The size of the bus and the large amounts of metal and glass can be a significant hazard. The lack of seatbelts for passengers greatly increases the chances of injury. No matter the circumstances, if you were injured in an accident involving a bus, contact us today. There may even be cases in which you are not aware of the bus being at fault in the accident even though this will be shown upon investigation. Common causes for bus accidents include:
- An inexperienced or poorly trained driver;
- Driver fatigue or a driver guilty of driving under the influence;
- Speeding, disregarding right of way, or other dangerous or negligent behavior;
- Overloaded buses;
- Defective or insufficient maintenance or repair of the bus; and
- Insufficient or malfunctioning safety warning signals
Liable Parties: Who should be held responsible for the accident?
One of the primary jobs of the personal injury attorney that you choose to represent your bus accident case will be to determine who should be held responsible for the injuries and property damages that were caused. For this reason, we highly recommend that you speak to a
New York City personal injury attorney at Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. Doing so will align you with a professional team that has been practicing law for more than 75 years combined. We can work with you in the investigation of your case, thus ensuring that every ounce of evidence is unearthed and used in the claims that are ultimately made on your behalf. Depending on what we find, any one of the following entities could be held liable for the bus accident:
- The bus driver / operator
- The bus company
- The manufacturer of the bus (or bus parts)
- The bus maintenance company
- The municipal or state government
The method of legal representation that is applied to you case could make all the difference in whether or not you are ultimately awarded compensation for your injuries. Therefore, it is crucial to work with a law firm that you can trust; a law firm with experience and accolades that speak for themselves. At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. you can find all that and more. Our personal injury legal team is fully invested in the wellbeing of the clients that choose to work with our firm, and our every action goes to show it. If you were injured in a bus accident that could have been prevented, don't wait to speak with an attorney at our office. We will do everything possible to help you recover the damages that you rightfully deserve as a victim.
Action Against City and Private Bus Companies
At Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., our experience with bus accident cases allows us to competently address all of the factors involved. We understand the logistics peculiar to such incidents and will investigate and prepare your case with the benefit of that knowledge. We may inspect the vehicles involved; visit the scene of the accident and interview witnesses - including medical personnel or police officers. We will pursue the maximum cash award available and fight aggressively for your rights. You deserve assistance to help with your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering. Let us fight for this on your behalf while you concentrate on your recovery.