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Bus Accidents

New York Lawyers
On average there are over two million riders per day and nearly 700 million riders per year on buses throughout New York City, with over 300 bus routes. Therefore it should come as no surprise that on any given day there is potential for injury to occur if you are riding a bus. The injuries can vary from strains, sprains to broken bones and in serious cases, death. As recent as March 2024, according to the Motor Vehicle Collision data collected by the New York City Police Department, there were 308 reported bus accidents in New York, with the most (95) occuring in Brooklyn.

Common Bus Accidents Include:

  • Aggressive driving or road rage;
  • Intoxication and impairment;
  • Distracted by cell phone calls or text messages;
  • Speeding;
  • Failing to observe and yield to traffic with the right of way;
  • Falling asleep at the wheel;
  • Following vehicles too closely;
  • Passing cars improperly;
  • Disregarding traffic signals;
  • Making improper turns;
  • Being an inexperienced driver;
  • Changing lanes improperly;
  • Backing up without looking;
  • Assault of a passenger or bus driver:
    • Assault of a New York City bus operator can result in a punishable crime of up to seven years in prison.
Bus Accidents

Most buses in New York are under the ownership and operation of The City of New York, New York City Transit Authority, and The Metropolitan Transportation Authority. This is important to keep in mind when starting a lawsuit because certain time limits to file paperwork apply. For more information, check out the following helpful resources:

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If you were involved in a bus accident, let us help guide you through the legal process.  We will conduct a thorough investigation, consult with experts in the field, and use our extensive legal research to the best of our ability. Contact us now for a free consultation.