There are plenty of buses in and around Brooklyn Heights. While most people use these buses and drivers around them safely, there are times when accidents occur. If the careless or negligent actions of a bus driver or bus company have caused you or a loved one harm, seek legal assistance today. At Paulozzi LPA, we are ready to get to work on your behalf. Let our knowledgeable and experienced team investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. When you need a bus accident attorney, we are here for you.
Buses are large vehicles. Due to their size and weight, it is not uncommon for anyone involved in a bus accident to sustain serious injuries. This includes passengers on a bus as well as anyone in a vehicle struck by a bus.
It is not uncommon for our Brooklyn Heights bus accident lawyers to see the following injuries in the aftermath of a crash:
Most of these injuries require medical assistance as soon as they occur. For those who are seriously injured, they may require long-term care, including rehabilitation and physical therapy.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says that there were 274 fatalities and over 35,000 injuries caused by bus crashes during the reporting year 2017 in the US.
We have plenty of buses in and around Brooklyn Heights. This includes long-distance transportation buses, shuttle buses, public transportation buses, school buses, and more. Each of these has the potential to cause serious injuries.
There are various causes of bus accidents. In many cases, they happen just like regular car accidents when drivers fail to follow traffic laws or disregard traffic signals/signs.
However, there are times when the gross negligence of a driver causes serious accidents. Bus drivers should always have their commercial driver’s licenses and be properly trained. They should never drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. They should also never operate while distracted by their phones or other devices.
Bus companies must regularly inspect and maintain their vehicles to prevent any part of the bus from failing while it is carrying passengers or moving on the roadway.
If you or someone you care about has been injured by a careless or negligent bus driver, or due to the actions of a bus company, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Paulozzi LPA, our qualified and experienced team is ready to get to work on your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This and include coverage for: