Many people in Manhattan rely on public transportation, such as buses, to take them safely from place to place. Unfortunately, buses do not always safely arrive at their destinations, and if you are someone who was recently injured in an accident with one, you are most likely now looking to recover financial compensation. Continue reading and speak with an experienced Manhattan personal injury attorney at our firm to learn more about bus accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Who is responsible for bus accidents in Manhattan?
There are a wide variety of parties who may be responsible for a bus accident. For example, at times a bus accident may be caused by another careless motorist on the road. In some cases, bus accidents can be caused by bus company employers who fail to ensure that their drivers are certified and pass the necessary background checks. Sometimes, bus accidents can even occur due to faulty bus parts, which may be the fault of the bus part manufacturer/designer, or the fault of a bus company failing to ensure their buses are routinely inspected and maintained. That said, if you’ve been harmed as a passenger on a bus, you should be entitled to financial compensation.
What are the most common types of bus driver negligence?
Bus accidents are most frequently caused by bus driver negligence. Some of the most common types of bus driver negligence that our firm sees are as follows:
- Carelessly discharging passengers
- Failing to account for large blind spots
- Driving while intoxicated
- Texting while driving
- Sudden stops and starts
- Failing to have the necessary safety equipment on board
- Unsafe lane changes
What is a Notice of Claim?
When someone is hurt in an accident in NYC, in most cases, the statute of limitations will be three years. However, if you were injured on public transportation, such as a bus owned by the MTA, you may have to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the date your accident occurred. This is why it is always best to speak with a competent Manhattan personal injury attorney as fast as you can. Our firm is on standby, ready to assess your claim and fight for the compensation to which you are entitled. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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 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.