Bus Accident Attorneys in NYC
Experienced Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Counsel for Bus Accidents

In New York City, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has the monopoly on bus service. There are approximately 5,600 MTA buses in operation across the five boroughs, transporting millions of passengers to their various destinations.

With so many buses on the roads, it is no wonder that accidents occur. Our NYC bus accident attorneys represent pedestrians, bus passengers, and occupants of other vehicles who have been harmed in collisions involving these massive vehicles. Since 1987, our team at Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P. has dedicated our efforts to representing the interests of the injured and wronged. We have amassed a considerable amount of experience and knowledge during these decades, and we use this to the advantage of our clients and their families as we seek to right the wrongs caused by MTA accidents.

When to Hire a Bus Accident Injury Attorney

Involvement in a bus accident can result in substantial impacts to victims. Injuries can be serious and long-lasting, leaving the victim impacted for the rest of their life. If you or a loved one has suffered injury in a bus accident, it is important to get a New York City attorney to help you determine liability and file a claim at your earliest convenience.

To discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident and to learn more about your legal options, call (800) 498-2782. Your consultation is free!

School Bus Accidents

According to the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) quotes around about nearly 2,000 school transportation related fatal accidents from the years 2006 - 2015. Although one injured child is too many, an average of 31 fatalities related to school bus accidents per year is a tragedy.

Determining liability for negligence in an accident related to school bus accidents will require a thorough investigation. If you need assistance handling a school bus accident in which your child was injured, speak with a qualified attorney who can properly represent you.

Options for a Bus Accident Injury Claim

There are multiple routes you can take if you have suffered injury in a bus accident.

If you’ve decided to try to settle your bus accident case, you should be aware of the positive and negative impacts this could have. This will allow you to resolve your case quicker than if it goes to trial. The downside is that you will receive less than the full amount you would through a lawsuit.

When it comes to calculating a settlement, you should never settle for an amount that is lower than your current and projected damages. Here are some considerations you will need to take:

  • What are all of your losses?
  • How long can you last before getting compensated?
  • Whether your case would succeed at trial.
  • Cost of your current medical bills as well as projected cost of future therapy.

Every case is different of course, which is why it is important to work with an attorney who can help you estimate the total value of your case, including an assessment of all important factors.

Liability for MTA Accidents in New York City

The public bus system that serves all five NYC boroughs is operated by the New York City Transit Authority, which is part of the MTA. When an accident involving an MTA bus occurs, it may be difficult at first to determine its cause and who should be held responsible for a victim’s injuries. That is where our New York City MTA accident lawyers can make all the difference. We know the law as it applies to legal responsibility for transportation accidents of all kinds, and we have the resources to meticulously investigate and identify fault.

We can take on bus accident cases involving:

  • Distracted, drunk, or careless bus operators
  • Inexperienced MTA drivers
  • Defective or poorly maintained buses
  • Negligence or traffic violations committed by other motorists
  • Hazardous roads or defective traffic signals

You may have been a passenger of a bus that was involved in an accident, or you may have been struck by a bus as a pedestrian, cyclist, or occupant of a taxi or other vehicle. No matter the details or circumstances, we have the ability to help you recoup your losses and move on with your life.

Contact our team today by calling (800) 498-2782 or contacting us online.

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