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At Ajlouny Injury Law, our Brooklyn bus accident lawyers represent passengers, school children, tourists, pedestrians, and drivers injured in bus accidents in New York City. If you are seriously injured, or your loved one is killed in a bus accident, you deserve dedicated, compassionate representation. Call or text (718) 233-3913 to speak directly with an attorney.
How Ajlouny Injury Law Can Help
Passengers boarding New York buses often have a false sense of security, believing they are less likely to be in an accident when taking public transportation. However, bus accidents do happen and can cause serious injury or death. In the event of an unforeseen bus accident both passengers, or driver of a vehicle, you need an advocate on your side.
Ajlouny Injury Law helps advise families dealing with a traumatic injury or wrongful death of a loved one killed in a New York bus accident. We manage insurance disputes relating to bus collisions, liability, medical pay, and uninsured motorists in reaching full and fair compensation through a negotiated settlement or verdict.
Why Hire an Attorney After a Bus Accident
If you’ve been injured from a tour bus accident, MTA accident, or school bus accident, our Brooklyn bus accident lawyers will seek compensation for unpaid medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Injuries from bus accidents in New York can be catastrophic, altering your entire life. You should never have to pay for someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing.
Shortly after an accident, a negligent party or their insurance company may contact you, attempting to deny or devalue your claim. Don’t Sign Anything Until You Speak To An Attorney! Early settlement offers rarely reflect the true value of your case and will usually be substantially less than you would get if you hired an attorney.
MTA Bus Ridership
During a single weekday, bus ridership on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) can easily exceed over 1 million people. The MTA network is the largest transportation network in North America and serves a population of over 15 million people. The MTA network includes the nation’s largest bus fleet as well as subway and commuter rail cars.
MTA bus accidents in New York can range in severity from relatively minor to fatal. If you are injured in a bus accident, you need to act fast to protect your right to recovery. As with any motor vehicle accident, it is essential that you seek medical treatment immediately after the incident for any injuries. Keep a record of your medical expenses and continue treatment until advised to stop by a medical professional.
MTA Bus Accidents in New York City
According to the most recent data available, the number of riders being thrown around on city buses has been increasing. When asked, MTA officials blamed the incidents on drivers having to swerve to avoid cars, bikes, and pedestrians.
MTA data shows that “bus customer accidents” (reported mishaps that do not involve collisions) were up 11% to 494 through the end of August 2019 compared to 442 in 2018 as reported by the New York Post. Of the 494 bus customer accidents reported through August 2019, 41.9% were caused by “throwing movements,” a 5.5% increase from the previous year.
Bus collisions involving injuries also increased, as noted by the Post. If you or a loved one has been injured in an MTA accident, contact our Brooklyn bus accident lawyers for a free consultation.
Slip and Fall Accidents on MTA Buses
The second most common bus customer accident reported were slips and falls when passengers board or exit the bus.
Slip and fall accidents can result in life-threatening injuries, including:
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Spinal cord damage
Torn muscles and ligaments
Soft tissue damage
Lacerations to the hands and face
Whether you were injured in a slip and fall or from being involved in a collision, you need an attorney who knows how to hold negligent parties accountable. You deserve a Brooklyn bus accident lawyer who will fight to get you the maximum recovery available in your case. Do not settle; contact Ajlouny Injury Law today.
School Bus Crashes
On average, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 124 people are killed each year in school-transportation-related crashes. Over a ten-year period, over 264 school-age children were killed, including 97 pedestrians. Tragically, nearly half (49%) of the school-age children killed were 5 to 10 years old during that time.
Despite being one of the most regulated vehicles on the road, school bus accidents happen every year and can be fatal. When a child is severely harmed or killed because of an operator’s negligence or wrongdoing, there must be accountability. Let our experienced Brooklyn bus accident lawyers get your family the financial justice you deserve.
Common Bus Accident Causes
Bus accidents can be caused by several factors and may be the fault of another driver, the bus operator, or both. Regardless of the situation, if you are injured in a New York City bus accident, you need an attorney who will help you understand your rights and your potential for recovery.
Common bus accident causes include:
Distracted driving or driver inattention
Illegal lane change
Failure to look or failure to yield
Road construction or other hazards
Driving While Impaired (DWI)
Fatigued bus drivers
Contact our office to discuss your legal options with an attorney. Unlike other law firms, you will always speak directly with a knowledgeable lawyer. Our Brooklyn bus accident lawyers have recovered millions on behalf of injury victims and will work hard to get you a favorable outcome in your case.
How Long Does a New York Bus Accident Case Take?
Every case is unique, and there is no guaranteed timeline to resolve a bus accident case in New York. In order to get the maximum compensation in your case, it is important that there is an independent investigation conducted. Collecting and reviewing evidence takes time, and negotiations with an insurance company or negligent party can take months.
At Ajlouny Injury Law, our Brooklyn bus accident lawyers will always put your interests first. We will work to get you the largest settlement or verdict possible. Our highly-qualified legal team will always keep in contact with you to let you know the status of your case and updates regarding your recovery.
What If I Suffer a Catastrophic Injury?
Catastrophic injuries are considered those that are life-altering, having permanent or long-term effects. If you suffer a catastrophic injury in a New York bus accident, you may be unable to work or continue your normal way of life. Catastrophic injuries may take years of rehabilitation, surgery, and physical therapy. In some cases, these types of debilitating injuries last a lifetime.
Common catastrophic injuries include:
Scarring or Disfigurement
Permanent or long-term loss of an extremity
Damage to your eyes, ears, or lungs
Neck or back pain
Victims suffering a catastrophic injury deserve an experienced Brooklyn bus accident attorney. We fight to get you the compensation you deserve for lost wages, pain and suffering, and payment of overwhelming medical expenses.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney?
Without the help of an attorney, you may not be getting the maximum recovery allowed in your case. Unrepresented injury victims often settle their claim for substantially less than it is worth. Our Brooklyn bus accident lawyers will walk you through the legal process, negotiating a fair settlement in your case or taking your case to trial.
We will subpoena bus maintenance and safety records as well as the driver’s background information. Our lawyers will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your case, so you understand what the other side will use against you. We know what it takes to be successful against powerful agencies like the MTA and will work to get you the recovery you need.
Contact Ajlouny Injury Law for a Free Consultation
Put your trust in Brooklyn bus accident lawyers with a proven track record. Your injury case could be worth millions! Let us review your claim to determine if you are getting the full compensation for your damages. We give free legal advice and will review your case even if it was rejected by another attorney. Do not give up and do not settle for less than your case is worth.
Call or text (718) 233-3913 now to get the free legal help you need. You will always work directly with an actual attorney and never get passed off to a paralegal or receptionist. Get the free, no-obligation legal advice you need to make an informed decision about your case and your recovery. Contact our office today.