What Are the Most Common Causes of NYC Bus Accidents?

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What Are the Most Common Causes of NYC Bus Accidents?

Have you been injured in an accident involving a public bus? If so, you’re most likely seeking compensation to help you deal with your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Fortunately, you are in the right place. Read on and contact a skilled NYC personal injury lawyer from our legal team to learn more about the most common causes of bus accidents and how we can help if you’ve been harmed in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most bus accidents happen in New York City?

Bus accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, but the most common causes of these accidents that we see are as follows:

  • Distracted driving: phones, passengers, or distractions.
  • Speeding: exceeding limits, unsafe for conditions.
  • Fatigue: tired drivers, impaired reaction times.
  • Poor weather: rain, snow, fog, reduced visibility.
  • Mechanical failure: brakes, tires, engine malfunctions.
  • Reckless driving: aggressive maneuvers, ignoring signals.
  • Inadequate training: unskilled or inexperienced drivers.
  • Impaired driving: alcohol, drugs affecting driver judgment.
  • Negligent maintenance: poor upkeep, worn-out components.
  • Road conditions: potholes, debris, uneven surfaces causing accidents.
  • Running red lights: ignoring traffic signals, intersections.
  • Sudden stops: abrupt braking causing passenger injuries.
  • Tailgating: following too closely, rear-end collisions.
  • Poor signage: unclear directions, confusing road signs.
  • Inadequate lighting: dimly lit areas causing accidents.

What should I do if I’m hurt in a bus accident?

If you’re injured in a bus accident, you should do what you can to document exactly how the incident occurred. This can include taking the following steps:

  • Call 911 and ensure medical services are sent to the scene of the accident.
  • Gather the contact information of anyone involved in the accident, including fellow passengers.
  • Take pictures or videos of the accident/its aftermath.
  • Keep copies of medical documentation pertaining to your injuries.
  • Hire a competent NYC personal injury lawyer who can work to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.

How long do victims have to sue for bus accidents in NYC?

In New York City, if you’re injured by or on public transit, such as a public bus, train, or subway, you will be required to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the accident. If you wait longer than 90 days, you’ll likely permanently lose your right to sue. We stand ready to fight for you. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call so you can tell us your story and so we can get started fighting for the compensation you deserve and need to heal.

CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED NEW YORK CITY FIRM

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 866-886-0892 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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