Determined New York Attorneys Help Victims of Bus Accidents
Tenacious litigation in pursuit of full, fair compensation
New York is a city of 8.4 million people who rely heavily on mass transit. On any given weekday, more than 2.1 million people ride the city buses of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, while another 400,000 riders board the MTA’s regional bus lines. New Jersey Transit buses bring commuters into the city as do several other carriers. The sheer volume of bus traffic makes accidents and injuries inevitable. But if you are an accident victim, you are not concerned with statistics. You want skilled and aggressive legal representation to pursue full and fair compensation on your behalf. At The Tacopina Injury Firm, you get knowledgeable attorneys who draw on more than 80 years of combined legal experience to provide tenacious advocacy that delivers positive results.
Common causes of bus accidents in New York City
Buses are heavy equipment with a great deal of destructive potential, and passengers boarding or descending from a bus are not always courteous or alert to possible dangers. Accidents occur for a variety of reasons, including:
- Driver distraction
- Driver DUI
- Driver fatigue
- Equipment failure
- Failure to yield right of way
- Following too closely
The interior of the bus and the bus platform can also be hazardous due to debris, spills, or icy conditions, causing passengers to slip and fall. Bus collisions can injure riders, occupants of passenger cars, bicyclists, and pedestrians. However you came to be injured, we are determined to provide aggressive representation to get you the best possible outcome.
Experienced lawyers implement effective litigation strategies
When you retain our services, you get a knowledgeable attorney who knows exactly what must be done to move your case forward. We have had experience suing public entities who oversee mass transit in the greater New York area, so we understand the procedural technicalities involved. Bus companies are liable for their driver’s negligence under the legal principle of respondeat superior, and they can also be liable for the negligent hiring of unqualified drivers. When equipment failure is an issue, we thoroughly investigate the facts to determine whether a maintenance company or a manufacturer was at fault.
Trust our knowledgeable injury attorneys to manage your bus accident litigation
While you work to recover your health, let The Tacopina Injury Firm fight for the maximum compensation possible. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation, call us today at 347-246-5102 or contact our Manhattan office online.