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Category: Bus Accidents

April 27, 2015
NEW YORK CITY ATTACHES CRIMINAL PENALTIES TO DRIVERS WHO HIT PEDESTRIANS

By Michael H. Joseph

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A recent New York City law which was enacted last year makes it a crime for a motorist to hit a pedestrian or cyclist, who is in the cross walk, with the right of way. As part of the Mayor’s Vision Zero initiative, the City of New York enacted the right of way law. The law was intended to reduce the amount of fatalities caused by pedestrians and cyclists who were hit by vehicles. This new law came under controversy which the MTA’s bus driver’s union protesting it after a bus driver was arrested after a fifteen year old pedestrian… Read More

March 23, 2013
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Shuts Down New York City Bus Companies For Safety Violations

By Michael H. Joseph

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Our New York bus accidents lawyers regularly represent New Yorkers who are injured in bus accidents of all sorts including metropolitan transportation in New York City and Westchester, as well as motor coach accident. Recently two large bus companies who operate in New York City were shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for safety violations. When bus companies cut corners on safety, all too often innocent bus passengers pay the price with personal injuries and even death. On March 8, 2013, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared Ming An, Inc., an interstate passenger carrier based in… Read More

February 23, 2013
New York Bus Safety Measures

By Michael H. Joseph

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Our New York bus accident lawyers regularly keep abreast of the studies of the National Transportation Safety Board and monitor the boards findings to help assess causes of bus accidents. These days millions of people travel by bus every year into the New York metropolitan area. Nationally, more than 700 million passengers ride buses every year. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were more than 250 fatalities and 20,000 people who suffered personal injuries in bus accidents in 2009. Between 2000-2007, there were 1,093 fatal accidents involving large buses, resulting in 1,315 fatalities and 3,471 personal injuries.… Read More

December 14, 2011
Bus Accident Statistics In New York

By Michael H. Joseph

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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… Read More

September 14, 2011
Bus Accident Statistics In New York

By Michael H. Joseph

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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.

April 3, 2011
Our Firm Retained On New Jersey Bus Accident Case

By Michael H. Joseph

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Our New York personal injury attorneys have been retained to handle the bus accident last month on the New Jersey Turnpike, which killed four people and injured forty one people. There have been a rash of deadly bus accidents in the New York tri-state area in the last two months. There have been two deadly bus accidents last month alone. One occurred on the Hutchinson Parkway in the Bronx and the other on the New Jersey Turnpike. Our New York accident lawyers are already handling another bus accident wrongful death case from an accident in which a mega bus hit… Read More

September 24, 2010
Syracuse- Siena Bus Accident Crash

By Michael H. Joseph

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Our New York bus accident lawyers have been retained by one of the families of the victims of the Syracuse bus crash. Our New York accident lawyers intend to pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of the family. Our investigation has revealed that this tragedy never should have happened. This accident was the result of reckless behavior on the part of the driver. The bus driver failed to see 14 different warning signs over a two mile stretch of road leading up to the bridge. Additionally the bridge was painted in bright orange as a warning to approaching vehicles.… Read More

 
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