Bus Accident Attorneys
Bus accidents have become all too common on America’s busy streets and highways, causing injuries, property damage, and loss of life. If you or a loved one has been injured, our bus accident attorneys at Douglas & London in New York, NY, can provide you with the aggressive representation needed to secure compensation for your injuries and hold the responsible parties accountable. Our team has helped victims of vehicle accidents to collect millions in restitution so that they can rebuild their lives in the wake of an injury. Contact our law firm at (212) 566-7500 or contact us online to schedule a complimentary case review.
Common Causes of Bus Accidents
As with any accident, most bus accidents are the result of negligence or recklessness. The bus driver, other motorists, or pedestrians on the road can cause an accident. Just as with other types of motor vehicle accidents, defective or malfunctioning equipment can also result in an accident, leaving the manufacturer liable for any injuries and property damage. Some common causes of bus accidents include:
- The influence of drugs or alcohol
- Poor weather conditions and low visibility
- Driving recklessly by speeding and ignoring road and traffic conditions
- Defective equipment or parts on the bus
- Improper or irregular maintenance performed on the bus
- Driving while distracted
“Bus accidents have become all too common on America’s busy streets and highways, causing thousands of injuries, property loss, and loss of life.”
Bus accidents frequently involve multiple parties, and it is often difficult to determine which party is at fault. Our attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation of the accident to determine which party is at fault and hold them accountable for your injuries and property damage.
Consequences of Bus Accidents
Bus accidents often result in life-changing injuries and extensive property damage, depending on how many other vehicles are involved in the accident. Whether you were a passenger on the bus, a pedestrian, or another motorist involved in the accident, you are likely to suffer serious injuries that require extensive medical care. Your injuries may prevent you from returning to work right away, which can result in a significant loss of wages, making it more difficult to pay your medical bills. The physical and mental trauma experienced can require years of therapy, having a significant impact on your quality of life. Some injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, can have lifelong repercussions.
Why You Need Douglas & London
Bus accidents are often complex, so it is essential to work with an attorney who frequently handles automobile accident cases. Our attorneys can work diligently to ensure that the negligent party or parties are held accountable and to secure fair and just compensation. We can aggressively pursue damages to compensate you for:
- Your medical expenses associated with your injury
- Any lost wages due to time away from work, or a loss of income if your injury prevents you from returning to work
- Any property damage you might have suffered in the accident
- Emotional and physical pain and suffering caused by your injury
- Reduced quality of life
In the event that your loved one suffered a fatal injury as a result of the accident, we will also seek damages to compensate you for any remaining medical expenses, funeral expenses, and loss of income for financial dependents.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a bus accident, contact Douglas & London through our website or call (212) 566-7500 to schedule your free consultation. Our compassionate attorneys are here to help you rebuild your life in the wake of considerable losses.