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New York Bus Accident Lawyers

bus accident attorneysThe New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) operates more than 4,370 public buses, making it the world’s largest fleet of buses. The NYCTA serves over 666 million individuals each year. There are also numerous private bus companies that provide transportation needs to and from New York City. In general, busing is one of the most popular forms of mass transit in New York. It is less expensive than the train and they run later in the evening.

While the bus system is one of the most efficient forms of transit in New York, it is also one of the most dangerous. New York has one of the highest rates of bus accidents in the country. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a bus accident and have suffered serious injuries, you need to immediately consult with an experienced attorney as you may be entitled to compensation.

Responsible Parties in Bus Accidents

Like any other type of traffic accident, a bus collision can result from a moment of carelessness or negligence. In order to obtain the compensation that you deserve for your injuries, you need to know who to hold accountable for the accident. Depending on the specific facts of your accident, different parties may be responsible. Our legal team will investigate the facts closely to make sure all parties are held responsible so that you can get the full damages that you are entitled.

Generally, the following three parties are commonly held accountable in New York bus accidents:

  • Bus drivers. Bus drivers can be held responsible for causing an accident if they are poorly trained, drive while distracted, drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or knowingly commit a traffic violation.
  • Other motorists. If more than one vehicle was involved in the accident, the other motorists can be held completely or partially responsible for your accident.
  • Bus companies. Bus companies in New York are obligated to properly maintain their buses on a regular basis. They are also obligated to comply with government regulations and to hire drivers who are adequately qualified to safely operate the buses. As such, the bus company can be held liable for any accident that may result from their negligence.

The knowledgeable attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have the experience and financial resources to investigate the cause of your bus accident and work tirelessly to obtain solid evidence to build a strong case against all parties who caused your accident.

Common Injuries Sustained By Bus Accident Victims

Bus victims can sustain serious injuries in the event of an accident. Some common types of injuries suffered by New York bus accident victims include:

Regardless of what type of injuries you have suffered, you deserve fair compensation. Treating such serious injuries can be financially and emotionally draining. Our NYC bus accident attorneys are aggressive and will take every step necessary to make sure that you and your loved ones obtain the compensation necessary to help you get the full extent of the medical treatment and rehabilitation that you need for the injuries you suffered in your bus accident.

Different Types of Compensation

The physical and emotional injuries suffered by bus accident victims can result in significant financial loss. The type of compensation that you may be entitled to depends on the specific facts of your case. Some common types of compensation that our attorneys can help bus accident victims recover include:

  • Past and future medical bills, including doctor’s bills, hospital bills, and diagnostic testing bills
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs
  • Loss of wages
  • Future earning potential
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of life’s pleasures and enjoyment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Any other out of pocket expenses that you may have incurred as a result of the accident

Winning Successful Verdicts and Settlement for Injured Bus Accident Victims in New York

Choosing an attorney who you can be confident to successfully handle your bus accident claim and help you obtain the full compensation that you deserve can be a difficult process. There are many different characteristics that you need to consider during your selection process. One important factor that you should research and ultimately consider is the potential law firm’s success record in handling cases similar to yours.

Our NYC bus accident lawyers have recovered successful verdicts and settlements for individual who have been injured in bus accidents.  In fact, Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. recently won a verdict in the amount of $5 million for a 48 year old business owner who was a passenger in a vehicle struck by a tour bus in the Lincoln Tunnel. Our client suffered mild traumatic brain injury from the accident and was unable to continue working as a business owner. A press release of the case is available here.

Experienced Bus Accident Attorneys

Best Lawyers: Edward Gersowitz, Jeff Korek and Michael Fruhling - PartnersJustice means getting fair compensation.  Without the help of a bus accident attorney to properly and aggressively handle your claim, you may not get the appropriate compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. The bus transit system is one of the most popular modes of transportation in New York.This means that accidents are also prevalent for bus riders.

When you get injured in such an accident and suffer serious injuries, you need the assistance of a personal injury lawyer in New York City who can provide the experience, strategy and commitment that yield results.

Call Us Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident that was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another individual or party, you may be entitled to compensation. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with an attorney at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., please call (212) 385-4410.

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