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Bus Accidents

New York Lawyers

Buses are still one of the most effective and efficient ways of getting around New York. According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), there are on average over two million riders per day and nearly 700 million riders per year on buses throughout the city, with over 300 bus routes. However, because buses carry a large numbers of passengers, there is the potential of causing many injuries if an accident occurs.

Most buses in New York are usually under the ownership and operation of The City of New York, New York City Transit Authority, and The Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Bus Accidents
Common Bus Accidents Include
  • Aggressive driving or road rage;
  • Intoxication and impairment;
  • Distracted by using cell phone for texting or calls;
  • Speeding;
  • Failing to observe and to yield 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.

*** In addition, bus drivers put themselves at risk driving the heavily trafficked streets but must also be aware of passengers who may attack or assault them. Assault of a New York City bus operator can result in a punishable crime of up to seven years in prison.

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If you were involved in a bus accident, let us help guide you through the legal process. Without proper legal representation it will difficult to navigate the process on your own.  Contact us now for a free consultation.