Bus Accidents

New York Bus Accident Attorneys

Private & Public Bus Accidents

Like truck accidents and other collisions with large, heavy vehicles, bus accidents tend to be far more devastating than typical car accidents, often leading to catastrophic injuries and fatalities. To make matters worse, pursuing compensation for accident-related damages can be complicated, depending on the circumstances involved.

At Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP, we have successfully represented victims of both public and private bus accidents on Long Island and throughout New York City. Our attorneys have extensive experience pursuing compensation from private insurance providers, as well as government entities; to date, we have secured over $1 billion in compensation for our clients. If you or someone you love was involved in a bus accident in New York, our skilled team is ready to fight for you.

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Common Causes of Bus Accidents

Although they are highly trained professionals, bus drivers are susceptible to making the same mistakes as anyone else. In fact, many bus accidents are the result of bus driver negligence or error.

Examples include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Fatigued driving
  • Failure to obey traffic laws
  • Unsafe turns, lane changes, and other driving maneuvers
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Illegal passing
  • Tailgating

However, not all bus accidents result from the bus driver’s negligent or wrongful conduct; many are caused by third-party negligence and other contributing factors.

Some examples include:

  • Improper or inadequate bus driver training
  • Negligent hiring of bus drivers
  • Failure to perform routine bus maintenance
  • Improper or incomplete bus repairs
  • Hours-of-service violations
  • Defective buses or roadways
  • Negligent motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians

Determining the exact cause of a bus accident, as well as contributing factors at play, is important, as it typically points to the liable party. Our New York bus accident attorneys often work with accident reconstructionists, expert witnesses, and other professionals to obtain powerful evidence and testimony on behalf of our clients. We know how to properly investigate these claims to determine what happened and who is responsible.

Types of Bus Accident Cases We Handle

Our team has experience handling all types of bus accident cases, including those involving:

  • MTA New York City buses
  • Local and express buses
  • Select Bus Service (SBS) buses
  • School buses
  • Charter buses and coaches
  • Greyhound and Amtrak buses
  • Shuttles

We have represented bus passengers and occupants of other vehicles, as well as bicyclists and pedestrians who suffered catastrophic, life-altering injuries after being struck by buses and other similar vehicles. Our attorneys have also represented the families of those wrongfully killed in fatal bus accidents on Long Island and throughout the surrounding areas.

No matter how complex your case may be, you can rely on our New York bus accident attorneys to advocate tirelessly for you and your rights. We understand the challenges you are facing, and we want to help you secure the maximum compensation you are owed. Our goal is to recover a fair settlement that covers the full cost of your medical expenses, future medical care, lost wages, lost earning ability, pain, and suffering. While nothing can undo the losses you have endured, a fair settlement or verdict can provide the monetary resources you need to heal.

Call Our Firm for a Free Consultation

If you or someone you love was involved in a bus accident on Long Island or anywhere in New York City or the surrounding areas, reach out to Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP today to learn how we can help. Our compassionate and experienced attorneys are here to serve as your guide throughout the legal process, providing the answers and information you need to move forward.

We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees. This means that you do not owe any attorney fees or litigation-related costs unless/until we recover compensation for you.

Contact us online or by phone at (800) 572-7246 to set up a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with one of our New York bus accident attorneys.

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