Were you or a loved one injured while riding a bus in New York? Whether it was a metro transit bus or school bus, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Watch this video to learn more about bus accidents in New York.
If you were in a bus accident in New York and have a serious injury, it’s important that you make sure the police officer who comes to make the report, or the bus driver who’s making a report, has your name. It is important to establish that you were on that bus during that accident so that you can secure whatever rights you have from the damages you sustained due to that accident. Bus accidents are not all that different from car accidents or motorcycle accidents or pedestrian knock-downs, in that you have PIP payments, or no-fault payments, that will cover your hospital course, your hospital admission, your hospital tests, and your doctor appointments.
Also, you can sue the person at fault to get monetary damages for the injuries that you sustained. The person at fault may be the bus driver, the people who own the bus, or maybe the other vehicle who caused the accident. It doesn’t really matter which, but the most important thing is, if you’re in a bus accident, you want to establish that you were actually in the bus at the time of the accident. You want to make sure that that bus driver or that police officer takes your name. It doesn’t hurt, either, to take the bus driver’s name so you can remember who that driver is, what happened, and what person was driving when the accident occurred.
Were you or a loved one involved in a bus crash and have questions? Contact a New York bus accident lawyer at Krause & Glassmith today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.
Out of Town Legal Resources
Frequently we hear from people injured in other parts of the state. While we don’t practice in Western New York, we found these personal injury lawyers in Buffalo who could be very helpful. They have created a lot of great online educational content that you or someone you know may find valuable if you have been hurt in a bus accident in Western New York. Take a look at their online bus accident resources.