Brooklyn Bus Accident Lawyer
Make certain you identify everyone who was financially liable for your bus wreck by working with a Brooklyn bus accident lawyer.
After being injured in a bus crash, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. This doesn’t happen automatically, however. Not only will the at-fault party be unlikely to admit responsibility, but bus wrecks often involve government entities, which means special rules will probably apply.
By working with a Brooklyn bus accident lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, you can overcome these hurdles and get the largest settlement possible for your personal injury claim.
What Type of Bus Were You Hit By?
Before determining who to sue, we need to know what type of bus you or your family member were injured by. You can seek compensation if you were hurt in an accident with any of the following:
- City bus (MTA)
- School bus
- Charter bus
If you were harmed but someone else was at fault, you can hire a Brooklyn bus accident lawyer to sue on your behalf. You can file a claim as an injured passenger, pedestrian, or someone in a vehicle hit by the bus.
Who’s at Fault in Bus Wrecks?
Someone else needs to have been negligent for you to receive compensation. In a bus wreck, this can be complicated because more than one party could be at fault. The negligent parties may have been any of those listed below:
- Bus Driver – If the driver was being reckless or was distracted, he or she could be directly at fault.
- Bus Company or City Transit Authority – The owner of the bus (city or company) is typically responsible for accidents caused by their drivers and will have an insurance policy in place to pay for damages.
- Manufacturer – If a defective part caused the accident, the manufacturer of that part of the bus would be to blame.
- Maintenance Company – Some companies outsource their maintenance work, so there could be shared liability in the event of poor upkeep.
If we determine that more than one party is at fault during the investigation, you can name all of the liable parties in your claim.
You Need to File Quickly
If you were harmed by a city or school bus, you need to hire a Brooklyn bus accident lawyer right away. Time is of the essence because you are required to file an official complaint within ninety days of the accident. Given how quickly time passes, it is wise to call our office as soon as possible to ensure that your right to seek compensation is preserved. Once you pass the ninety-day deadline, you may lose your right to do so.
Getting the Most for Your Bus Crash Injuries
After proving negligence, we will maximize the value of your personal injury claim and get you the most money possible. This includes compensation for all medical bills and lost wages, along with any other financial and non-economic losses or expenses you have incurred due to the accident:
- Transportation and caregiver expenses
- Home modifications made to accommodate a new disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Emotional distress
- Lost enjoyment of life
Call a Brooklyn Bus Crash Attorney
It’s not easy to get fully compensated for a bus wreck. Protect your legal rights and financial interests by scheduling a free consultation with a Brooklyn bus accident lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer. You can do so by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or by completing the contact form below.