Bus Accident Lawyers
Buses are essential to every city’s transportation system, providing around two million rides each day in in the NYC area. The local and express routes take people to work, shopping and out on the town. In addition to the city buses, there are numerous private bus companies operating the same system. Given the number of passengers carried by bus, it is not surprising that hundreds of accidents and deaths happen every year. Some of these are not “accidental,” but are the result of another person’s negligence.
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When bus riders are injured because of the misconduct of negligent behavior of another party, they need to find out about their rights and legal options. They may be eligible for compensation for their injuries, lost income and other costs related to the bus accident. At the law firm of Proner & Proner, Attorney Mitchell Proner helps people injured because of a bus accident. Give them a call or contact them online to find out if you are eligible for compensation. The phone call and consultation are free with no obligation.
Causes of Bus Accidents
Negligent bus accidents are similar to other motor vehicle accidents that are caused by inattentive, drunk, or distracted drivers who do not pay attention to the rules of the road. Some examples include a driver who:
- Fails to check mirrors when pulling out of a parking space or bus stop
- Fails to be sure that all passengers have exited the bus before pulling away
- Uses cell phone
- Engages in conversation
- Fails to signal turns
- Runs red lights
- Fails to yield to pedestrians, cyclists and other motor vehicles
Other causes of accidents include bus companies that hire untrained or unscreened drivers and fail to maintain equipment properly. Allowing drivers to work long shifts in violation of labor laws negligently puts a fatigued driver behind the wheel.
Challenges of Bus Accident claims
Buses operating on the streets are owned by many different entities. Some are part of the city’s Transportation Authority, some are owned by other governmental agencies such as cities and towns in New Jersey and upstate, while private companies such as charter bus and tour bus own and operate others. This variety of owners and operators sometimes makes it difficult to know who is responsible for the accident.
Call an Experienced Accident Lawyer
Attorney Proner knows how to investigate bus accidents. He understands the challenges of filing claims against public agencies such as the MTA. Most importantly, he knows what you are going through after being injured in a bus accident. Rest assured that he will work hard to obtain maximum compensation for you. Contact him by phone or by filling out the online contact form.
Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut, and he also handles cases throughout the United States.