Compensation for Bus Accidents
Were you or a loved one injured while riding an MTA bus or tour bus in New York? Find out how an experienced lawyer can help you obtain full compensation for bus accidents by calling our office.
Compensation for Bus Accidents | Determining Liability
With bus accidents, there are multiple parties who may carry at least some liability for the accident including bus drivers, a private company, the city, or a company that manufactured a defective part that was installed. These are just examples of potential defendants. A New York bus accident lawyer plays an important role because their job is to help the victim and their family sort out the facts, protect the best interests of the victim, and ensure that the victim is treated fairly.
Bus drivers may be at least partially responsible for the accident if they didn’t receive proper training, are engaged in distracted driving, drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (even if it is a medication they were prescribed), or commit a traffic violation. The bus company or the city may be at least partially responsible for the accident if they didn’t perform proper and timely maintenance on the bus involved, weren’t following the laws, didn’t adequately train their drivers, or didn’t hire drivers who are properly qualified.
Compensation for Bus Accidents | Available Compensation
Physical and mental injuries, as well as property damage, from a bus accident may entitle the victim to receive financial compensation. The most common types of compensation include:
- Medical bills resulting from the bus accident (including hospital bills, lab fees, physical therapy, surgery, prescriptions, and follow-up visits)
- Lost wages
- The loss of future earning potential
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of quality of life
- Pain and suffering
If you have been injured in a bus accident and are seeking compensation, please contact our experienced New York bus accident lawyers today to schedule a free consultation. Let our experience work for you.