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September 13, 2022 | Personal Injury

What You Need to Know About NYC Bus Accidents

Your Rights If You Are Injured in a Bus Accident in New York City

New York City is known for its public transportation. There is no shortage of ways to get around from its subways to its buses. Unfortunately, these transportation lines can turn dangerous in the blink of an eye. Buses, in fact, account for hundreds of injuries each year. If you are injured in a bus accident in NYC, you need an attorney you can trust.

At Ajlouny Injury Law, our lawyers fight for individuals injured in bus crashes throughout the city. We know what it takes to win even the most complex cases. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients and will not rest until you get the outcome you deserve. If you were injured in a bus accident in New York City, contact our office at (718) 233-3913 to schedule a free consultation. 

What to Do If You Are Injured on a Bus

There are few things more frightening than being involved in a bus accident. When you ride an MTA Bus, you expect to arrive at your destination safe and sound. When that does not happen, you might be entitled to compensation. 

First, you need to get medical help. Waiting to be seen by a doctor can directly impact your case. Next, you need to contact an experienced bus accident lawyer. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and get the damages you deserve if you are injured.

What to Do If You Are Hit by a Bus

It is not only passengers that can be injured in bus accidents. New York City buses can also cause damage to other vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. It is rare for a person who is hit by a bus to come out of the accident unscathed. As with any bus accident, the most important thing is seeking medical attention, followed by consulting with an attorney.

How Common Are Bus Accidents in NYC?

Bus accidents in New York City are more common than most people think. As reported by the New York Post, MTA buses were involved in over 21,000 collisions in a 3-year period. From 2015 until 2018, thousands of people were injured, and over a dozen were killed in bus accidents. 

What Causes Bus Accidents in the City?

Bus accidents can be caused by several factors, but many are the result of negligence. Tragically, a large percentage of the crashes resulting in injury or death were preventable. 

Common causes of bus accidents in New York City:

  • Insufficient training
  • Speeding
  • Fatigued driving
  • Operator inattention
  • Failing to yield
  • Impaired driving
  • Running red lights or stop signs

Many people are also injured during the loading and unloading process. If at any point you sustain an injury on or because of a bus, you need to speak with a lawyer about your right to compensation.

Get Free Legal Advice Today

If you or a loved one were injured in a New York City bus crash, contact our office at (718) 233-3913 to schedule a free case evaluation. Get the free legal advice you need and deserve. We also offer FREE second opinions. Call our office now to speak with an attorney about the circumstances of your case.

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