If you experienced serious injuries in a bus accident on Staten Island that was the fault of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation for all of your damages. A personal injury lawyer from our team can investigate your accident and identify those liable for your injuries.
Whether you were a passenger on a bus, a pedestrian or a passenger in another vehicle which was struck by a bus, the careless or unsafe actions of a driver can change your life forever. Depending upon the details of your bus accident, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation for each and every category of damages including money for your pain and suffering due to the injuries, lost wages and medical expenses.
Investigating your bus accident and identifying all responsible parties demands a careful and thorough investigation. Personal injury claims and lawsuits require quick action due to certain deadlines that are unique to your case and a need to gather evidence that may disappear soon after the accident. If you were seriously injured in a bus accident—or you lost a close loved one—call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates now for a free case evaluation. During our meeting, we can discuss how our Staten Island bus accident lawyers can help you: (212) 732-2929.
Types of Possible Bus Accidents That Can Cause Serious Injury
We handle a wide variety of different types of bus accidents that occur in Staten Island and The City of New York. On any given day there are thousands of City-owned or private buses that operate on our streets. Many of those buses are large vehicles that make thousands of stops entering and leaving the flow of traffic continuously. Each of these stops and movements back into traffic can result in a collision. City owned buses may be operated by organizations known as The New York City Transit Authority, MTA Bus and many other names. Claims against City-owned or operated bus companies require special handling. School buses, for example are privately owned though they often operate through contracts with the New York City Department of Education. Whether your accident involves a City owned or privately owned bus, we handle the following types of bus accidents:
The majority of bus accidents occur when a bus collides with 1 or more vehicles. The cause of the collision may be the fault of the bus operator, the other vehicle operator or operators, or a combination of driver fault. Passengers in any of the vehicles who sustain serious injuries must show that one or more of the operators failed to drive safely.
If you are a passenger in a bus who sustains serious injuries as the result of the driver’s erratic driving, unsafe braking, losing control, striking a fixed object like a curb or pole, or permitting you to exit the bus at a dangerous location causing you to fall, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries even though the bus was not involved in a collision with another vehicle.
On the busy streets of Staten Island and New York City, bus operators are required to watch out for pedestrians at all times, whether they are making turns, passing intersections or even driving along the road. If you were a pedestrian who was struck and seriously injured while you were on the street or sidewalk, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
The Types of Injuries Caused By a Bus Accident
Depending upon the circumstances of your accident, the sheer size and weight of a bus can cause catastrophic injuries to a passenger or pedestrian. Some of the types of injuries we have encountered in our decades of experience handling bus accident cases include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal trauma and paralysis
- Bone fractures
- Open wounds
- Loss of a limb
- Tears of ligaments or cartilage requiring surgical repair
Your Time to Bring A Claim Is Limited
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured or died as the result of a bus accident, there are certain time limitations that may limit your right to recover the compensation you deserve. Once you contact the lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we will conduct an investigation to determine the parties involved and preserve evidence to prove your claim. Most importantly, we will ensure that your claim is filed within the time deadlines. Once we are retained, we may do the following:
- Obtain all police, incident and accident reports
- Interview witnesses
- Retain accident reconstruction experts
- Gather all EMS, hospital and medical records proving your injuries
- Consult with medical experts to determine the full extent of your injuries
- Demand a sworn statement of the bus operator
- Negotiate with the other parties for a fair settlement of your claim
- Prepare your case for trial before a jury if necessary
You May Be Entitled to Substantial Compensation
If you or a close family member was seriously injured or died in a bus accident that was the result of the fault of another, you may be entitled to financial compensation for all of your damages. While each case is unique and dependent upon the facts and circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to financial compensation for:
- Pain and suffering for all physical and emotional injuries
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost wages for the past and future
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of companionship, guidance or services around the home
- Other out of pocket expenses
If you experienced serious injuries in a bus accident, let us evaluate your case for free. Driving a bus is a tremendous responsibility, and you deserve justice when a driver is negligent. When you choose to work with us at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, you owe us nothing upfront. We do not earn a legal fee unless you receive compensation. Call us for a free evaluation of your case.
Let Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Handle the Details of Your Case
The time following your bus accident injuries can be filled with painful injuries and an inability to return to your regular routine. We will gather evidence to build your case while you can concentrate on your recovery. Let us use our decades of experience to fight for injury victims like you. We will use our experience and dedication to ensure that you receive the maximum financial compensation for all of your losses. Call us today: (212) 732-2929.