Who is Responsible for a Car Accident Involving a Public Bus?

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Who is Responsible for a Car Accident Involving a Public Bus?

If you’re like most people in New York City, you ride the bus, at least from time to time. Buses typically travel at lower speeds, which tend to make us feel safe and as though there is very little chance of an accident occurring. Unfortunately, this is simply not the case, as both public and private buses alike are susceptible to crashing. Read on and reach out to a dedicated Manhattan car accident attorney from the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny today to learn more about bus accident cases and how our legal team can help if you’ve been wrongfully injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Who is responsible for a bus accident in New York City?

This depends entirely on who caused the accident itself. As you know, both bus drivers and other motorists can behave negligently and cause accidents. So, for example, if you were a passenger on a bus and the bus driver behaved negligently, such as by driving while under the influence, speeding, or failing to account for blind spots before merging or changing lanes, the bus driver can likely be held liable for the crash. The same is true if you were a motorist who was injured by a careless bus driver. However, if you were, say, a passenger on a bus, but the crash was caused by another negligent driver on the road, you will likely sue that driver for compensation.

How long can I wait to file a lawsuit for an injury in New York City?

Generally, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York City is three years. However, if you were injured in an accident caused by a public bus driver, you will have even less time to sue. In fact, in most cases, you will only have 90 days from the date of the accident to file what’s known as a “Notice of Claim.” If you wait longer than 90 days, you will most likely permanently lose your right to sue. The legal team here at the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny has decades of experience representing accident victims in New York City, and they are here to fight for you as well. Give the firm a call today so they can promptly get working on your case.

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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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