People throughout New York State, and especially in New York City, depend on buses to get them safely from place to place. Buses, including those owned by the MTA, typically travel at lower speeds, and because of this, we seldom worry about being involved in an accident. Unfortunately, bus accidents are more common than you may think, and if you’ve been hurt, you should strongly consider speaking with a seasoned New York bus accident lawyer who can help you fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. Contact Zlotolow & Associates today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.
Were you injured in a bus accident, either as a passenger on a bus or as another motorist who was struck by a negligent bus driver? If so, a New York auto accident lawyer from our firm is here to help. Don’t make the mistake of hiring just anyone to represent you at this critical time; hire a legal team you can trust. Hire Zlotolow & Associates.
Bus accidents happen for a variety of reasons, including faulty bus parts, dangerous road conditions, and more. Typically, however, they are caused by driver negligence, whether on the part of bus drivers or other negligent motorists. Just some of the most common causes of bus accidents that we see are as follows:
After your accident, you should do your best to document exactly how the accident occurred. The first thing you should do is call the police. From there, you should ask anyone who witnessed the accident for their contact information. If you were injured as a passenger on a bus, there were likely several others who were either injured or at least witnessed your accident. Make sure you also take pictures of the accident and/or its aftermath, and keep copies of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries. Finally, you should retain the services of a seasoned bus accident lawyer who can help you fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.
If you were injured in an accident involving a privately-owned bus, you will have to file your personal injury claim within three years of the date your accident occurred. However, if you were injured in an accident involving a bus owned and operated by the MTA, you will only have 90 days from the date of your injury to file a Notice of Claim. For this reason, it is paramount that you retain the services of a seasoned attorney as soon after your accident as you can. Our firm stands ready to fight for you.
The bottom line is that if you’ve been harmed in a bus accident due to no fault of your own, our firm is here to help. Contact a bus accident lawyer from Zlotolow & Associates today to schedule your free case evaluation with our seasoned legal team.