Passenger & Pedestrian Injuries
If you suffered an injury in a bus accident, the New York City bus accident lawyers from Law Office of Richard M. Kenny can help you obtain the financial compensation that you need.The term “bus accident” can involve bus passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, school busses, and motorcoaches (large busses). Because of their passenger capacity, bus accidents usually involve a larger number of injuries than traditional car accidents, making them a likely reason for personal injury claims and lawsuits.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board:
Without standards for roof strength, window glazing, and a protected seating area, motorcoach accidents can be catastrophic. . . . Even when the motorcoach remains relatively intact during an accident, passengers lacking a protective seating environment can be thrown from their seating area and killed or injured.
School bus accidents are another source of injury and often involve young children. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 19 children die in school bus accidents every year.
How to Prove Negligence in a Bus Accident Case
Like any personal injury claim, you must be able to demonstrate that your injury was caused by another person’s negligence. Four common types of bus accident negligence include:
- Poor maintenance
- Negligent supervision
- The bus driver’s record
- Driver qualifications
Other factors, such as the weight capacity of the bus, can be used to create a strong case for your lawsuit or claim as well. Only a skilled New York City bus accident attorney can help investigate evidence surrounding your case to determine what type of negligence is responsible for your accident.
Contact Our NYC Bus Accident Attorneys
If you need a bus accident attorney in New York City, contact Law Office of Richard M. Kenny today. When you work with our team, you can rest assured knowing that your case is in good hands. Call our office today to learn more about your options with our team and to request a free consultation with one of our New York City personal injury lawyers.