Bus accidents are common in the New York Boroughs, like the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn as well as in many of the larger Westchester County jurisdictions like White Plains, Yonkers, Rye, Port Chester, Mamaroneck, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Hartsdale, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Valhalla, Ossining, Ardsley and Irvington because of the large number of bus routes in those areas as well as the need for public transportation.
Our Connecticut and New York bus accident lawyers have over 25 years experience in representing people who have been involved in bus accidents or whose relatives have been involved in bus accidents.Higher Duty of Care Owed by Bus Drivers
Under the New York State Department of Transportation, bus drivers and bus companies who charge a fare to transport pedestrians are subject to a higher standard of care than other parties. Under both New York and Connecticut Laws, bus drivers owe a duty to maintain a safe environment for the pedestrians whom they transport.Common Reasons for Bus Accidents
- Bus Drivers Falling Asleep at the Wheel
- Bus Drivers Speeding
- Bus Driver’s Failure to Obey Traffic Signals
- Inadequate Brakes
- Inexperienced Drivers
The New York, Stamford and White Plains bus accident lawyers in our offices are experienced in representing clients involved in all types of bus accidents, from those which result from being struck or run over by a bus which is moving, or the equally common injuries resulting in falls while a passenger on the bus as well as trip and falls getting on or off the bus.90-Day Requirement to Sue a City Bus Company
If you are injured in a bus accident involving a New York City or Westchester County bus, New York State Law requires you to serve a Notice of Claim on the Government entity within 90 days of the accident.Entitlement to Immediate Payment of all Medical Bills Resulting from the Bus Accident
If you or a loved one is injured in a bus accident, our Manhattan, White Plains and Stamford bus accident lawyers will see to it that you receive immediate coverage for all of your medical bills (up to $50,000) as a result of the accident. The medical bills will be paid pursuant to the New York State No Fault Laws and you will be entitled to receive up to $50,000 in addition to and outside of whatever money you shall receive for pain and suffering, etc. in your personal injury lawsuit.
Accordingly, if you or a loved one has been injured in a bus crash or a slip and fall on a bus in New York, call our Manhattan, Stamford and White Plains bus accident attorneys immediately. Our lawyers are available 24/7 and the consultation is absolutely free.