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Bus Accidents

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The streets of New York City are jammed with buses, both belonging to private charter companies as well as municipal ones. They are behemoths compared to cars and motorcycles and require much more room to maneuver and park. With more than 9 million residents and countless tourists from all points around the world packing our streets at all hours of the day, accidents are inevitable.

Being struck by a bus can have horrific consequences, as these gigantic vehicles often weigh in excess of 10 tons, whether it be a school bus, a private commercially owned and operated bus, or a public city bus.

It requires great care, training, and concentration to safely operate and maneuver a bus, as the blind spots are many, and the complexities of dealing with such enormous machinery and scores of passengers at the same time can be overwhelming for some drivers.

If you, a family member, or another loved one has been struck by a bus anywhere in the New York City area, and are suffering negative effects, such as mounting medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, destroyed personal property, or loss of enjoyment of life, it is important to retain an experienced and passionate personal injury law firm to fight on your behalf.

Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft has been achieved favorable outcomes, through both settlement and bench and jury awards, for our clients for the last nine-plus decades. We encourage you to call us today to discuss the specific facts of your case.

Our attorneys understand that injuries stemming from a bus mishap can be devastating and long-term.

We will work for you to ensure the party responsible, whether it be the bus driver, the owner of the bus, the manufacturer of potentially malfunctioning parts, or the negligent maintenance service provider, is held accountable and is made to pay you.

The causes for a bus accident on the streets of New York can vary greatly. Occasionally, weather or unsafe roadways play a role. Other times, there is only carelessness on the part of the driver to blame. Examples of bad decision-making on the part of the driver include: selecting unsafe drop-off or pick-up locations; operating a bus under the influence of drugs or alcohol; operating a bus without sufficient rest the night before; operating a bus without sufficient training and experience; and making sudden or unexpected stops.

In matters relating to school bus accidents, the drivers are often found to be distracted by noisy and unruly adolescent students.

Our resourceful and dedicated personal injury law staff works diligently to reveal the exact cause of the bus accidents that come before us. When necessary, we rely on transportation and other motor vehicle experts to offer unimpeachable evidence to bolster our clients' cases.

There is never a cost to retain Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft for a personal injury matter. We know you are already suffering enough, both emotionally and physically and therefore we do not want to place an additional burden on you by asking for a retainer. We only take on meritorious cases with a high chance of yielding a monetary award for our clients. Please call us today to schedule a consultation, at which time we will provide an honest assessment of your case and a pragmatic strategy to proceed.

Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft looks forward to speaking with you soon.