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Bus Accident Attorneys in Fresh Meadows, NY

Thousands of people rely on buses each day to get to their destinations. Unfortunately, bus accidents are not uncommon. If you have been injured in an accident that resulted from negligence while riding on a city bus, school bus, charter bus, tour bus, or private bus, you may be entitled to compensation. With over thirty years of experience, the lawyers at The Popick Law Firm have successfully handled hundreds of bus accident cases and obtained victims the compensation they deserve for their injuries.

Bus Accident Injuries
Bus accident injuries can be severe, painful and devastating. They may require extensive medical treatment and significantly affect your daily life. If you have been in a bus accident, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some injuries may not be apparent at first and can cause lasting disabilities.

Bus accidents can cause broken bones, lacerations, soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains, nerve damage, traumatic brain injury, spinal damage, paralysis, and fatality. Depending on your injuries, your doctor may recommend you for various tests, MRIs, EMG-NCVs, X-rays, and treatment such as physical therapy.

Starting a Bus Accident Lawsuit
If you suffered injuries due to negligence on an MTA, NYCTA, or NICE bus, a school bus, tour bus, or a private charter bus, you may be able to bring a claim to recover for your damages. It is important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible after a bus accident since New York State has a strict statute of limitations (or time frame in which to file a claim) for bus accident and negligence cases. There are also shorter time frames if the cases are started against the City or a public authority.

Common scenarios that lead to bus accidents can include:

  • Failure to operate the bus with due care
  • Reckless or negligent driving
  • Mechanical failures
  • Collisions with other vehicles
  • Defects in the road
  • Failure to properly train the driver
  • Driving under the influence
  • Broken steps, flooring, or handle rails

Depending on the facts and circumstances of your accident, there may be several parties responsible for your injuries. The bus driver, bus company, bus manufacturer, other drivers on the road, or any responsible party can be liable for negligence and held accountable for your injuries.

Bus Accident Compensation
The economic hardship that can be caused by bus accident injuries can be overwhelming. Hospital bills, physical therapy, office visits, X-rays, MRIs, medications, and treatments can add up to significant costs. If you have been injured in a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, time lost from work, and other damages related to the accident.

Compensation for bus accident injuries can include:

  • Unreimbursed medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium

In certain cases, punitive damages may also be awarded if the conduct of the negligent party was particularly egregious.

Contact the Popick Law Firm for a Consultation
If you have suffered injuries or lost a loved one as a result of a New York bus accident, The Popick Law Firm can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Located in Fresh Meadows, NY, The Popick Law Firm represents bus accident victims in New York City and the surrounding areas. Call today at (718) 321-7460 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.