Bus Accident Lawyers in Brooklyn
If you suffered serious injuries in a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages, and unpaid medical bills.
Every personal injury case is different. Our Brooklyn bus accident lawyers work hard to fight for the rights of injured claimants throughout Brooklyn and the New York City metropolitan area.
Whether you sustained injuries as a passenger, pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorist, our team wants to hear from you. You may have a limited time to act, so we encourage you to give us a call as soon as you can.
We work on contingency, meaning that you only owe us our attorney’s fees if we are successfully able to recover compensation on your behalf. If your case is unsuccessful, you owe us no attorney’s fees. We offer a free initial case review, during which you will be able to share the details of your accident and injuries with a member of our team.
To get started, call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP now at (646) 692-0204.
Bus Accident Liability & Your Injuries
Bus transportation is a popular form of travel for the millions that live and work in New York City. If you use the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) for your bus transportation, you are not alone. Approximately 1.8 million riders use the bus system on an average weekday.
According to the New York Post, data retrieved under the Freedom of Information Act found the MTA had a record of more than 21,800 collisions within a 31-month period.
The MTA has a responsibility to safely transport passengers to their destination. Depending on the circumstances of your situation, the MTA could face liability for your accident injuries. The same duties apply to private bus carriers as well.
If your case is successful, you may be able to recover substantial monetary compensation for:
- Pain and suffering damages for all injuries you sustain
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Reduced earning capacity or pension benefits
- Emotional trauma and loss of enjoyment of life
- Future economic losses or costs
You may be able to collect money damages that we have not listed here but are unique to your situation. New York generally does not have any statutory caps on the amount of compensation you can pursue through a personal injury case. A bus accident lawyer can explain what this may mean for your situation.
Types of Bus Accident Injuries
Buses do not offer occupants the same protections that are afforded to those traveling in passenger vehicles. Seat belts, airbags, and other measures are usually not available for passengers while using public transportation. If you were hit by a bus, whether as a bicyclist, motorist, or pedestrian, the sheer size of the bus alone poses a life-threatening hazard.
Some of the injuries sustained in a bus accident can include:
If you suffered any of the above injuries while you were a passenger, driver or pedestrian, and those injuries were the result of the fault of another driver, the attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP will fight for you to receive the monetary compensation you deserve. If necessary, we will take your case to trial before a jury.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
If you lost a loved one in a bus accident, depending on your relation, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
While no amount of money can replace your loved one, the law permits you to recover fair and reasonable money damages for all of your losses which may include:
- Pain and suffering experienced by your loved one from the accident to the moment of death
- Reimbursement of all medical expenses
- Funeral, burial, or memorial expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of potential future earnings
- Loss of companionship, guidance, and services to the family
What a Brooklyn Bus Accident Lawyer Can Do for You
A bus accident that causes serious personal injuries will likely affect your ability to perform day-to-day activities. At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP, we will take the responsibility to fight for you while you get better. If we handle your case, we will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances of your accident and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve based on your injuries.
Our work for you may include:
- Obtaining all official police, incident, or accident investigation records
- Interviewing all available witnesses
- Gathering all available video footage of the incident and location photos
- Collecting all EMS, hospital, and medical records
- Retaining accident reconstruction experts if necessary
- Consulting with medical experts to prove the permanent nature of your injuries
- Collecting evidence that supports your claim
- Filing all necessary paperwork on your behalf
- Negotiating with the at-fault driver’s representatives
- Taking your case to a jury trial in court if necessary
You have a very short time after your bus accident to make a claim for monetary compensation. If your bus accident involved a municipal entity such as the New York City Transit Authority or the MTA Bus Company a Notice of Claim must be filed within 90 days after the accident. There are very few exceptions. If you do not act within this period, you may jeopardize your right to compensation forever. For this reason, we encourage you to discuss your legal rights and options with Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP today.
Contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP Now
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP, our Brooklyn bus accident attorneys have been fighting for our community since 1988. In our decades of experience, we have represented thousands of injured passengers, drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians who have been injured by the negligent actions of bus operators.
Brain Damaged Child $50 Million
A four-year-old boy was brought to the hospital for a routine eyelid repair. To cut costs, the hospital contracted out its anesthesia services to a third-party corporation.
Wrongful Death $21.5 Million
This accident occurred in the Bronx when our client was working on a sanitation truck. The driver lost control while making a turn. Our client was ejected and the truck ran over his leg.
Pedestrian Injury $10.3 Million
A 22-year-old theater intern was walking across the intersection of 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan when she was struck by the rear door of a passing truck which had flown open because it had been improperly secured by the driver.