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New York Bus Accident Injuries on the Rise

New York has one of the nation’s highest rates of bus accidents. According to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, over 2,400 bus accidents involving school vehicles were recorded in 2009, with most attributed to driver negligence and tail gaiting. While government statistics show a slight decline in the number of fatal crashes involving buses – from 340 deaths in 2005 down to 254 in 2009 – the recent wave of headline-grabbing bus accident injuries in New York hasn’t been encouraging.

This past July, a casino bus traveling down I-95 collided with a median, sending two dozen people to the hospital with serious injuries. The horrific collision took place in New Rochelle, as the bus was en route to Queens. Given the length and complexity of many bus accident investigations, it’s wise for injured parties to seek the help of an experienced New York car accident lawyer as soon as possible.

New York Bus Accident Attorneys

In light of the latest spate of deadly bus crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board Chairman, Deborah Hersman stated “For years, speed has been a factor in accidents. And, we’ve seen in investigation after investigation, the tragic results of the degraded performance from fatigue. Together, fatigue and speed are an especially lethal combination.”

Individuals harmed in a bus accident, whether the bus was privately owned or run by the municipality, must file their personal injury claims within three years under the NY statute of limitations. At The Sanders Firm, a practiced New York car accident lawyer can help victims collect monetary compensation for damages such as pain and suffering, hospital bills, future medical treatments, attorney’s fees, and rehabilitation. The firm’s trial attorneys are experts in New York’s No-Fault Law as well as underinsurance and Uninsured Motorist Coverage issues.

Types of Bus Accidents in NY

Bus crashes are caused by many factors, and The Sanders Firm represents clients who have been injured in various types of accidents, which are often compounded by driver distraction, fatigue or inexperience.

  • Pedestrians hit by buses
  • Charter bus accidents
  • City bus accidents
  • Bus tire blow outs
  • Dangerous bus stops
  • Bus driver negligence
  • Tour bus accidents
  • School bus accidents

Victims and their families may be eligible for compensation for permanent disability, medical expenses, emotional trauma, lost income, and other losses.

Contact a New York Car Accident Lawyer

The Sanders Firm has defended the rights of New Yorkers injured in bus accidents since 1967. With more than 40 years of experience in personal injury litigation, their team of veteran attorneys helps injured victims receive the compensation they need and deserve. The firm boasts numerous multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of its clients.

If you or someone you love has been harmed in a vehicle accident in the greater New York area including Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island or Long Island, please contact a New York bus accident attorney for a no obligation evaluation to determine your eligibility for monetary damages. The consultation is always free. Call toll-free: 1.800 FAIR PLAY (800.324.7752).