Bus Accidents in New York City | What You Should Know

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Bus Accidents in New York City | What You Should Know

Many people throughout New York City rely on buses as a safe and dependable means of transportation. Unfortunately, bus accidents do happen, and if you’ve been injured in one as a passenger, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for financial compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New York City personal injury lawyer to learn more about bus accidents and how our firm can assist you if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of bus accidents?

Bus accidents can happen for several reasons, though they are most commonly associated with bus driver negligence. When bus drivers carelessly discharge passengers, initiate sudden starts and stops, fail to account for large blind spots, or are otherwise negligent in operating their vehicle, serious accidents can occur.

What should I do after being hurt in a bus accident?

After sustaining an injury in a bus accident, it is critical that you work to document the facts surrounding the incident as best as you can. If you can take the following steps, you may find that it will help you tremendously in the long run:

  1. Call the police to the scene of the accident.
  2. Take pictures or videos of the accident and its aftermath.
  3. Ask any witnesses of the accident for their contact information. (There are bound to be several witnesses in a bus accident, such as other passengers who were also involved in the accident.)
  4. Ensure that you receive medical treatment immediately.
  5. Hire an experienced New York City personal injury lawyer.

How long will I have to file a Notice of Claim in NYC?

While oftentimes, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is three years, if you are looking to sue a municipality or a government-owned entity, you will have far less time to file something known as a Notice of Claim. Since many buses in NYC are owned by the government, you will have to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the accident. Waiting any longer than 90 days may result in you losing your right to bring an injury claim. Give us a call today so we can get started.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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