Bus Accident Statistics In New York

By Michael Joseph on December 13, 2011

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2010, there were 468 Buses Involved in Non-Fatal Crashes and 307 Buses Involved in Injury Crashes, with 801 Injuries in Crashes Involving Buses in New York. There were also 26 bus accidents in 2010, which caused fatalities. Our New York bus accident lawyers are fighting to make bus operation safer by making them pay for the injuries their drivers cause.

Bus driver fatigue, distraction and even texting and cell phone use are all contributing factors to bus accidents. Our New York personal injury lawyers have handled numerous personal injury and even wrongful death cases involving bus accident. Motorists, pedestrians and bicycle riders are all at risk from careless bus operation.

There are strict time limits in bus accident cases. Your own car insurance company may be responsible to pay your lost wages and medical benefits or if you don’t own a vehicle, the bus company must pay your lost wages and medical benefits, but you must file an application for no fault benefits within 30 days of the accident. Likewise, usually a notice of claim must be filed within 90 days. If you miss these deadlines, you may be out of luck. So personal injury victims who are hurt in bus accidents who are injured in bus accidents need to speak with an experienced bus accident lawyer shortly after their accident.

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