If you suffered an injury in a bus accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your medical expenses, missed wages, and non-economic damages. Our experienced Long Island bus accident lawyers at Jacoby & Jacoby, Esqs., can help you pursue fair compensation. Contact our team to learn about your options during a free consultation.
Types of Bus Accidents
- School Buses
- Motor Coaches
- Charter Buses
- City or County Buses
- Shuttle Buses
- Tour Buses
Like any traffic collision, bus accidents can lead to serious – if not fatal – personal injuries. Countless Long Island residents rely on public transportation to get around. However, the size and weight of these vehicles can lead to devastating traffic accidents. Unlike automobile crashes, which usually involve a small number of passengers, bus accidents can result in dozens of individuals being harmed.
Common Causes of Bus Accidents on Long Island
Generally speaking, bus accidents are caused by one of five factors:
- Poor bus maintenance
- Weather conditions
- Defective auto parts
- Dangerous road conditions
- Bus driver negligence
Jacoby & Jacoby, Esqs. believe that human error is responsible for the vast majority of bus crashes on Long Island. In other words, this firm believes that accidents are almost always preventable. If you believe that your accident was caused by another person’s negligence, contact Jacoby & Jacoby, Esqs. today. If you lost a loved one due to a bus crash, contact Jacoby & Jacoby, Esqs. today.
Who Can Be Held Liable for the Bus Accident?
As a bus accident victim, you have the legal right to file a civil claim to collect financial compensation for your injury with the help of Jacoby & Jacoby, Esqs. The circumstances surrounding your bus accident will determine what kind of civil claim (or claims) you file. If multiple parties were responsible for your injury, you can file multiple claims. Any personal injury claim can be complicated, especially if it involves several negligent parties.
Depending on the nature of your case, you may be able to sue the bus driver, bus company, insurance company, or the city, county or state for your accident. The cause of the accident determines who is liable for your injury. If the collision was caused by a defective road, the city, county or state may be responsible; if the bus crashed because it was not properly maintained, you can sue the bus company. Finally,you can file a claim against the bus driver if his / her negligence caused the accident. Speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at Jacoby & Jacoby, Esqs. to learn more about your legal options for financial recovery.
If you suffered an injury in an avoidable bus accident, call Jacoby & Jacoby, Esqs. at (888) 452-2629 to schedule a free consultation and take the first step toward the compensation you deserve.