NYC Bus & Train Accident Lawyer
We all use the New York City public transportation system everyday in our lives. We ride the New York City Buses, the MTA Buses, Liberty Transit Lines, and the New York City Transit Authority subway trains. It is generally viewed as a smarter choice both environmentally and economically. It also gets us where we are going generally faster and hopefully safer. We also trust that they will operate their vehicles safely and protect our lives. The only problem is when they fail to operate their Buses and Trains in a reasonably safe manner and you get seriously injured. Incidents happen all the time on the City’s Buses and Trains. We are experienced in dealing with these governmental authorities, and have successfully represented many clients against them.
If you have been injured anywhere on the New York City Transit Authority Bus, an MTA Bus, or a New York City Transit Authority Train, it is important to contact an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. Contact Michael Gunzburg, P.C., for your free initial consultation.
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We represent clients who have sustained all types of injuries on Buses and Trains, including:
- Buses that strike pedestrians walking across the street.
- Buses that suddenly and violently accelerate.
- Buses that suddenly and violently stop or strike another vehicle.
- Buses that strike another vehicle, or get struck by another vehicle.
- Buses that fail to yield the right of way.
- Bus drivers operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Bus drivers operating their vehicle in a reckless manner.
- Bus drivers operating their vehicle with defective equipment or improper maintenance.
- Train operators that strike someone.
- Train operators who close doors on riders.
As New York City Bus accident lawyers, we help people who have sustained personal injuries after suffering a bus, train or subway accident. We represent all sorts of people, City residents, businessmen and women, children, tourists from out of town, doctors, lawyers, bankers, etc., . If you have had an accident and need help, call us as we stand ready to help you.
NYC Bus & Train Accidents FAQs
If I am a passenger on a bus or train, do I have any special protections?
Yes. A bus or train company, as a “common carrier” has the highest standard of care for the safety of its passengers.
Who can be considered liable in a bus or train accident?
A suit can be brought against the entity from which the train or bus operated (eg. The MTA). In a bus accident, if a driver other than the bus driver was partly at fault for the accident which resulted in your injuries, you can file a claim against that owner and driver as well.
What damages can I recover in a bus or train accident?
If you were injured in a bus or train accident, you may be entitled to recover for medical expenses (past, and future), pain and suffering, lost wages (past and future), and other accident-related expenses.
Trust An Experienced New York City Bus Accident Lawyer
An accident involving a public entity is more complex than a typical motor vehicle accident. Frequently, a notice of claim must be served before you can even commence a lawsuit. There are also different laws that pertain to common carriers then to just operators of motor vehicles. Call Michael Gunzburg, P.C., and let us help you today. Let us draw on almost three decades of legal experience to help you secure the maximum recovery in your case. We are concerned with your physical, mental and emotional well being, and ensuring that the your case can be prosecuted successfully. We will devote our best efforts to ensure you get the most compensation possible in your case.
Contact Michael Gunzburg, P.C., To Learn More
For a New York City Bus Accident Lawyer throughout Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, call 212-725-8500 to schedule a free initial consultation or submit your information and questions online.