Bus Accident Lawyer in Queens, NY
Dedicated Queens Bus Accident Attorney Helping Victims of Bus Accident Injuries in New York City
In Hollywood films, bus accidents are the result of a complex terror plots that involve keeping the bus moving at over 50 mph to avoid triggering an explosion. In real life, bus accidents occur for much more mundane reasons like heavy traffic, driver inattention, speeding, and so on, but that doesn’t make them any less terrifying for those involved.
When you’re injured in a bus accident, whether you’re on the bus, you’re in a car, or you’re a cyclist or pedestrian on the roadway, you can find yourself facing serious injuries and lasting trauma that impact your ability to work and lead a normal life, temporarily or permanently. You may face a growing stack of medical bills, a loss of income, and other financial concerns through no fault of your own.
The good news is, you can work with a qualified and caring bus accident attorney from Shaevitz & Shaevitz Law Offices to recover financial compensation for both expenses related to the accident and non-monetary damages. When you’re recovering from serious injury, the last thing you need is the added stress of fighting insurance companies that will use every trick to minimize, delay, and deny paying on your claim, or even try to blame you for the accident.
As your trusted New York bus accident lawyer, Shaevitz & Shaevitz will deal with those responsible and their insurance providers to ensure you get the compensation you need to cover costs, now and moving forward.
What Types of Bus Accidents Do We Represent?
You might think all bus accidents are virtually the same, but in fact, there are several different types of buses on New York roads at any given time, including city buses that offer public transportation, school buses full of children, tour buses trundling visitors to city landmarks, and private buses for long-distance travel, including commuter buses, Greyhounds, and more.
Why is this important to your bus accident lawyer? Because it impacts who may bear responsibility in the event of an accident, the statute of limitations for filing, and more. Whether you’re filing a claim against a company or a government entity like the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), it could impact your strategy.
It could also have some bearing on the types of injuries and trauma suffered in an accident. For example, you may suffer very different injuries and trauma if you tumble down the aisle of a city bus, versus having your vehicle hit by a double decker tour bus and having passengers from the open-air top land on the hood of your car, for example.
What Are Some Common Causes of Bus Accidents?
Like other types of vehicle accidents, bus accidents may be attributed to any number of factors, from mechanical failures or inclement weather, to less-than-ideal road conditions, and of course, driver error. If the roads are icy, it may turn out that no one is to blame in an accident scenario. However, bus accidents could also be caused by:
- Distracted driving
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving while intoxicated
- Moving violations (illegal lane change, turning, etc.)
- Failure to yield (to motorists, cyclists, or pedestrians with right of way)
- Inadequate bus maintenance
- and more
An experienced New York bus accident attorney from Shaevitz & Shaevitz will investigate your accident to determine the cause and who is at fault in order to secure the compensation you deserve. Whether you were a passenger on the bus or a driver, cyclist, or pedestrian involved in the accident, you don’t need to fight the insurance companies alone. Shaevitz & Shaevitz will take on the responsible parties on your behalf so you can focus on recovery.
What Are Some Common Injuries in Bus Accidents?
Because most buses lack seatbelts and other safety measures to protect passengers, it’s all too easy to be thrown about and suffer serious injury. Of course, other vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians involved in accidents with buses can also suffer significant harm. Some of the most common injuries related to bus accidents include:
- Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
- Broken bones
- Head and traumatic brain injury (such as concussion)
- Spinal cord injuries
- and more
If you’re injured in a bus accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. You’ll also want to contact an experienced bus accident lawyer as soon as possible. In the city of New York, you may have as little as 90 days to file a notice of claim from the date the bus accident occurs, if it involves a city bus, and only a year and 90 days to start a lawsuit. The qualified bus accident attorneys at Shaevitz & Shaevitz can help you determine if you have a case and meet your filing deadlines to ensure the opportunity to collect fair compensation.
What Types of Compensation Can We Help You Recover?
When you are injured in an accident, you shouldn’t have to pay for expenses that occur through no fault of your own. However, you might not realize just how much could be covered by a claim, including both monetary and non-monetary damages such as:
- Medical costs (treatment, rehabilitation, etc.)
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- and more
Why Should You Contact An Experienced Bus Accident Lawyer?
Recovering damages after a bus accident can be a complex process, especially if more than one party is deemed responsible. You may have claims against the bus driver, the company/entity that owns the bus, the bus manufacturer, other drivers, and pretty much anyone found to bear some responsibility for the accident.
New York is a comparative negligence state, which means if multiple parties are found liable for an accident, they are assigned a percentage of blame that impacts who is responsible for paying what on claims related to the accident. You may have to go after several parties (and potentially deal with several insurance providers) in order to receive maximum compensation.
What if you’re found partially responsible? This doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t recover any compensation – it simply means the percentage you recover may be less. Because insurance providers will try every trick in the book to deny your claim, including blaming you, it’s important to have a knowledgeable and experienced bus accident attorney like Shaevitz & Shaevitz on your side.
Schedule A Free Consultation With An Experienced Bus Accident Attorney Today!
When you’re suffering with injuries and trauma related to a bus accident and you’re stressed about medical bills and an inability to work, the last thing you need it to deal with crafty insurance companies trying to use any little thing you say to weasel out of paying your claim.
The dedicated bus accident attorneys at Shaevitz & Shaevitz are more than capable of dealing with unscrupulous insurance providers on your behalf so you can rest easy knowing you’ll get the maximum compensation you deserve. We minimize your stress and provide peace of mind so you can focus on the important task of recovering and regaining your life following a serious bus accident.
With over 65 years of experience, the qualified attorneys at Shaevitz & Shaevitz Law Offices have the qualifications to take on the insurance companies and secure maximum compensation when you’re injured in a bus accident. Contact us today at 718-291-3400 or 718-LAW-SUIT to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help.
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