Bus accidents are among the most devastating types of auto accidents, as they frequently involve several innocent passengers. If you are someone who has been injured in a bus accident in New York City, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you heal. Please read on and reach out to our knowledgeable New York City personal injury attorney to learn more about bus accidents, what to do after being injured in one, and how our firm can assist you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of bus accidents in NYC?
Bus accidents can happen for many different reasons, though they are most commonly a result of negligence. In many cases, they are a result of faulty or defective bus parts. In other cases, they are due to negligent motorists on the road. However, these accidents most frequently occur as a result of negligent bus drivers. Some of the most common forms of bus driver negligence that our firm sees include carelessly discharging passengers, failing to ensure everyone is seated before driving away, driving while intoxicated, speeding, and more.
What should I do if I am hurt in an NYC bus accident?
If you are hurt in a bus accident, there is a very good chance that others have been injured as well, which is why you should speak with them immediately to receive their contact information so they may corroborate your claim at a later date. You should also call the police to the scene of the accident, take pictures of the accident and your injuries, seek medical attention, and retain the services of a New York City personal injury attorney.
How long will I have to file a Notice of Claim in New York City?
If you are injured in an accident in New York, in most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years. However, when someone is injured either on property owned by a municipality or in an accident with a vehicle owned by a municipality, such as a bus, they will have far less time to file what is known as a Notice of Claim. In NY, you must file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of your bus accident. If you wait any longer than 90 days, you will most likely be permanently time-barred from suing. We are ready to assist you today.
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At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.