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New York Bus Accident Lawyers

NYC Bus Accident Lawyers Fight for Full and Fair Compensation for Accident Victims in All Five Boroughs

While buses are essential to every major city’s transportation system, they’re especially important in NYC.  Buses provide around two million rides each day alone throughout the boroughs of NYC. In addition to city buses, numerous private bus companies operate on the same crowded roadways. Given these facts, it’s unsurprising that hundreds of bus accidents happen every year.

At Proner & Proner, our top-rated injury lawyers are here to fight for victims’ rights throughout NYC.  We’ve established a proven track record of success by recovering over $400 million for accident victims to date—and we’re ready to put those skills to work in your case.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a bus accident in Manhattan, Brooklyn or elsewhere in NYC, you may be facing an uphill battle in your recovery.  When you can’t work and are facing sky-high medical bills, you need the strongest legal team available by your side. 

At Proner & Proner, we’ve been protecting bus accident victims’ rights in New York for over 50 years.  Call Mitchell Proner and his team today to see how we can help hold the party that caused your NYC bus accident financially accountable for the harm you’ve suffered.

Causes of Bus Accidents in Manhattan, NY

NYC local and express buses take people to work, shopping destinations, and out on the town 24-hours a day.  The most common causes of bus accidents in New York tend to mirror those that apply in other motor vehicle accidents.  Traffic accidents are often caused by inattentive, drunk, or distracted drivers fail to pay enough attention to the rules of the road.

Some of the most common causes of NYC bus accidents involve a bus driver who:

  • Fails to check mirrors when pulling out of a parking space or bus stop,
  • Fails to make sure all passengers have exited the bus before pulling away from the curb,
  • Excessively speeds,
  • Uses a cell phone while driving,
  • Engages in conversation with bus passengers,
  • Fails to signal turns,
  • Runs red lights,
  • Fails to yield to pedestrians, cyclists, and other motor vehicles.

In some cases, another organization’s negligence may be the direct cause of the accident.  Examples of situations where a non-driver might be responsible include:

  • Bus companies that fail to ensure drivers are properly trained,
  • Bus companies that fail to screen drivers for prior traffic violations or drunk driving,
  • Allowing bus drivers to work unreasonably long shifts that violate New York labor laws,
  • Failing to properly inspect and maintain the bus.

Challenges Bus Accident Victims Often Face in New York

Even when a bus accident is labeled an “accident”, it may not be truly “accidental”.  Many bus accidents in New York are caused by another person’s negligence. Our skilled injury lawyers are here to help bus accident victims determine who is liable and explore their legal options.

All buses operating on the streets of New York are owned by some type of corporation or organization.  Even though many bus accidents in the city are caused by some type of driver negligence, it’s that entity that will usually be held financially responsible. That entity may be:

  • The New York Transportation Authority,
  • A city, town or municipality operating public transportation systems in New Jersey or upstate New York,
  • A private charter bus or tour bus company.

Under New York employment laws, these owners are the entities who will be held responsible for a negligent bus driver’s actions.  The variety of owners and operators that may be involved can create complications with insurance claims. You might also be subject to a very short timeline for filing a claim if it’s necessary to file a claim against a public transportation authority.

Accident Lawyers Proner & Proner Committed to Protecting Your Right to Fair Compensation for NYC Bus Accident Injuries

If you’ve been injured in a bus accident or pedestrian accident, an insurance company might quickly approach you with a cash settlement offer.  As tempting as this may seem, it’s important to first call an experienced accident lawyer to make sure you’re getting the full compensation award you deserve.

A fair compensation award for serious bus accident injuries should account for:

  • Any medical expenses not reimbursed by insurance,
  • The estimated cost of future medical care,
  • Lost wages,
  • Compensation for your lost earning ability,
  • Rehab and physical therapy,
  • Pain and suffering,
  • Emotional distress,
  • Loss of the company of your loved one if the bus accident resulted in death.

Call the Experienced NYC Bus Accident Lawyers at Proner & Proner for a Free Initial Consultation Today

When you are seriously injured because of the misconduct or negligent behavior of a bus driver or third party, you may have the right to financial compensation.  Even though you are the victim, you are also the party who must take action to learn about your rights and legal options. 

At Proner & Proner, our accident lawyers will stand by your side every step of the way to help you understand all the complications that can arise in your case.  We have over 50 years’ experience investigating bus accidents in New York City. We know how challenging it can be to file a claim against public transportation authorities like the MTA.  We also know what you’re going through personally as a bus accident victim.

We’re dedicated to our fight to recover maximum compensation for New York bus accident victims.  To schedule your free case evaluation, call or contact us online today.

Frequently Asked Questions About NYC Bus Accident Clams

FAQ: How can a bus accident lawyer help get the evidence needed to reach a fair settlement in my case?  

The available evidence will vary depending upon the circumstances and the type of bus involved.  For example, many private charter buses have video systems that show both the passengers and the driver.  We will also fight to obtain the bus company’s safety, driver training and maintenance records. Because many bus accident injuries are serious, we also have to estimate your future costs.  We have the resources to get help from respected financial and medical professionals to make sure your future costs are covered.

FAQ: How long do I have to file a claim if I was injured in a bus accident and the bus was an MTA bus?  

In MTA public transportation accident claims, you only have 90 days to file an initial claim for compensation.  This is a much shorter time frame than the one that normally applies in personal injury claims. Even if you’re still recovering from your injuries, contact us so that we can get started working on your claim right away.

Motor Vehicle Accidents Verdicts & Settlements

Proner & Proner’s experienced car accident attorneys win big verdicts and settlements for seriously injured clients. In some cases, clients have won millions of dollars in compensation. Some of our major cases are listed below.

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