A New York bus accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to help you pursue financial awards and hold the owner or operator of the bus responsible for your injuries. We take on all types of New York bus accident cases. If you suffered injuries as a passenger or if the bus hit you on-foot or in your car, we can help. We also handle wrongful death cases and cases where children suffered injuries in a bus accident.
You can speak to a member of the Ben Crump Law, PLLC bus accident team serving New York today for free. We offer complimentary case reviews and will explain your rights as an accident victim. Call (800) 959-1444 as soon as possible after your accident to learn more.
New York Bus Accidents May Involve Complex Laws
While New York traffic accident cases are often only complicated by the state’s no-fault accident statutes, bus accidents can be very complex and involve several different law and legal doctrines. This may include:
- Respondeat Superior: The employer of the negligent driver is generally legally responsible for the accident they cause while they work as a bus driver. This also applies to commercial vehicle accident cases.
- Sovereign Immunity: There are limits on filing suit against a municipality or another government agency. While you may be able to pursue losses in a bus accident case against a government-run agency, you may need to follow special guidelines with tight time limits and other rules.
Our team knows how to navigate these rules and others, proving your bus accident claim and documenting your recoverable losses. We can help you after any type of bus accident, including:
- City or other public buses
- Long-distance bus companies
- Tourism and entertainment buses
- Rented buses for group travel
- Private coaches
To learn more about how Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to help you with your bus accident case, reach out to speak with a member of our team today. We can go to work on your case as soon as you agree to let us represent you in this matter.
For a free legal consultation with a bus accidents lawyer serving New York, call (844) 638-1822
Ben Crump Law, PLLC Can Build a Bus Accident Case
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we regularly work for accident victims who face additional financial losses and further damages if we cannot prove negligence and liability in their case. We do not believe accident victims should have to pay for their own treatment and losses when they suffered injuries because of another party’s actions. The bus owner or operator should pay for your care, not you.
As a part of this, we do not charge any fees upfront. You will never pay our attorneys out of your pocket. We work based on a contingency fee and take our fee from the award or settlement you recover in your case. If we do not recover an award for you, you do not pay us.
Let a New York bus accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC go to work on your case today. We know the type of evidence common in these cases and may be able to prove the bus company is vicariously liable for your injuries. This will allow us to negotiate a payout or seek a court award. Call today for your free consultation.
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Recoverable Damages in a New York Bus Accident Case
Ben Crump Law, PLLC will work to uncover your expenses and losses related to your accident, as well as document the severity of your injuries. This will be important when it comes time to negotiate a fair settlement or present the case for compensation in court. We will use receipts, bills, estimates, expert testimony, your medical records, and other evidence to prove you qualify to recover compensation that includes:
- Current and future accident-related medical treatment
- Ongoing care, as necessary, including home health or long-term care facility support
- Lost wages, lost benefits, and reduced earning capacity
- Miscellaneous accident-related expenses
- Pain and suffering and emotional distress
Our team also handles wrongful death cases, if your child or another immediate family member passed away in a New York bus accident. Contact us today to learn more about the recoverable losses and other details related to this type of case today.
Time Limits on Taking Action After a New York Bus Accident
In general, New York traffic accident laws give most victims three years to file a lawsuit under CPLR 214(4). If the victim passes away, there is a general two-year limit on wrongful death actions under EPTL 5-4.1.
However, bus accidents may have other deadlines that you must pay attention to and abide by. Primarily, there is a 90-day limit on filing a Notice of Claim under NY GMU § 50-E. New York requires this notice if you may need to file a lawsuit against a municipality or government agency. This may apply if your accident involved:
- A city bus
- A school bus
- Another type of public bus
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Talk to a Member of Our Bus Accident Team Serving New York
A New York bus accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to help you seek and secure a financial award based on your injuries and losses. We will go to work on your case as soon as you sign up for our representation, gathering evidence and building a case to prove negligence, liability, and financial recovery. We will pursue a settlement or take the case to trial for a court award.
Let a member of the Ben Crump Law, PLLC bus accident team serving New York review your case today. Our initial consultations allow us to learn more about your case and determine its viability while you learn more about our firm and your legal rights.
Call us now at (800) 959-1444 to get started. In some bus accident cases, you may have as little as three months to take legal action, so contact us right away.