New York Bus Accident Lawyers
Compassionate Legal Counsel in NYC
No one ever steps onto a bus expecting to be involved in a serious accident, but unfortunately, it happens in New York. If you’re suffering minor or serious physical injuries due to the negligence of bus drivers, you may be entitled to compensation. At The Paris Law Group, PC, our New York bus accident attorneys are committed to helping pursue compensation for the losses associated with their minor, serious, or fatal injuries and other damages.
Handling All Types of Bus Accident Cases
We have an excellent track record of helping bus accident victims to claim the maximum compensation they deserve with the help of a professional bus accident lawyer.
A bus accident lawyer at The Paris Law Group, PC will handle all types of bus accident cases, including those involving:
- Adult care buses
- Tour buses
- Day care buses
- Church buses
- School buses
- Public transport buses
- MTA buses
- Coach buses
What Is the Liability in a Bus Accident?
In most bus accidents, there is more than one party who is liable for the incident. The bus driver is usually liable for operating the vehicle in a safe manner, but the bus company is also liable for not providing the driver with proper training and equipment.
Additionally, the bus manufacturer might be liable for building a bus that is prone to tipping over. And the bus company's maintenance team might be liable for failing to properly maintain the bus.
Common Causes of NYC Bus Accidents
Bus accidents in New York City can occur due to a variety of factors. Some common causes of NYC bus accidents include:
Driver error: Bus accidents can be caused by driver negligence, such as distracted driving, speeding, fatigue, reckless driving, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These actions can impair the driver's judgment and reaction time, leading to accidents.
Vehicle maintenance issues: Poorly maintained buses or inadequate inspections can contribute to accidents. Faulty brakes, worn-out tires, malfunctioning steering systems, or other mechanical issues can lead to loss of control and accidents.
Dangerous road conditions: Factors such as potholes, inadequate signage, construction zones, or poorly designed roads can increase the risk of bus accidents. Slippery surfaces due to rain, snow, or ice can also lead to loss of traction and accidents.
Pedestrian or cyclist negligence: Bus accidents can occur when pedestrians or cyclists fail to follow traffic rules or engage in risky behavior, such as jaywalking, crossing against signals, or sudden lane changes.
Other driver negligence: Bus accidents can involve other vehicles on the road. Negligent actions by passenger vehicles, such as sudden lane changes, failure to yield, or running red lights, can result in collisions with buses.
Weather conditions: Adverse weather conditions, such as heavy rain, fog, snowstorms, or icy roads, can make driving more hazardous and increase the likelihood of bus accidents.
Equipment failure: Mechanical failures, such as brake failures or steering system malfunctions, can lead to loss of control and accidents.
Fatigue and driver hours: Long work hours and fatigue can impair a bus driver's ability to focus and react appropriately, increasing the risk of accidents.
What Are the Most Common Bus Accident Injuries?
In bus accidents, the severity and types of injuries can vary depending on the circumstances of the accident, such as the speed of the bus, the nature of the collision, and the safety measures in place.
There are several common bus accident injuries that may occur in New York including:
Whiplash: Whiplash is a common injury in bus accidents, particularly in rear-end collisions. It occurs when the head is forcefully jerked forward and then backward, causing strain and damage to the neck muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Head and brain injuries: Bus accidents can result in head injuries, ranging from minor concussions to more severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). These injuries can occur due to direct impact with the bus interior, other vehicles, or objects within the bus.
Back and spinal cord injuries: The sudden impact of a bus accident can cause back injuries, such as herniated discs, fractures, or damage to the spinal cord. These injuries can lead to chronic pain, paralysis, or other long-term complications.
Fractures and broken bones: The forceful impact in a bus accident can result in fractures and broken bones, such as broken ribs, arms, legs, or pelvis. Passengers may suffer from multiple fractures depending on the severity of the accident.
Soft tissue injuries: Bus accidents can cause various soft tissue injuries, including sprains, strains, and contusions. These injuries can result in pain, swelling, and restricted movement.
Internal injuries: The impact of a bus accident can cause internal injuries, such as organ damage or internal bleeding. These injuries may not be immediately apparent and require prompt medical attention.
Psychological trauma: Bus accidents can have a significant psychological impact on survivors, leading to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and other psychological conditions.
Handling Bus Accident Lawsuits in NY
Bus accident lawsuits can be complicated, but our New York bus accident lawyers are prepared to handle it carefully from start to end. We constantly strive for the maximum compensation that you deserve, as our professionals are well-versed in state and local traffic laws, along with the specific regulations that govern bus operations.
At The Paris Law Group, PC, we help clients establish clear responsibility of parties who may be neglecting their job responsibilities. Our team will also investigate accidents to ensure no loopholes are left. We ensure preparing the case properly before filing any injury claim for assured success.
Slip and Fall $14.4 MILLION
Slip & Fall $11 Million
A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to play the instrument.
Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million
The client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back, both of which resulted in surgeries.
Slip and Fall $2.7 MILLION
Struck by a Bag of Cement $2.6 MILLION
Construction Accident $2.5 Million
We were able to win a jury verdict of $2,500,000 after a pretrial offer of $150,000 for our client who sustained injuries from a construction accident.
Bus Accident $2.1 MILLION
Bus Accident $2.1 Million
A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of the client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.
Pedestrian Accident $2 Million
The client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.
Car Accident $1.7 Million
The client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.