New York Bus Accident Lawyers
Buses are a common sight on New York streets. Between public transit buses, school buses, tour buses and trolleys, intercity buses, and charter buses, other motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians face frequent risks of being involved in an accident with a bus. Bus passengers can also suffer serious injuries in a crash because many buses lack safety features like seat belts or airbags for passengers. When you have been injured in a bus crash, let a New York personal injury lawyer from Harris Keenan & Goldfarb advocate for your interests.
Since 1996, our firm has relentlessly fought to secure fair and full financial recovery for our clients when they have been hurt in an accident due to someone else’s negligence.
We have built up extensive experience in dealing with insurance companies and those who have caused accidents and injuries. You can trust that we will be fully dedicated to you and your case from the moment you walk through our doors all the way to a settlement or verdict that gets you the financial recovery you deserve.
If you have been injured in a bus accident in New York, get the legal representation that can help you recover compensation for your expenses and losses. Reach out to Harris Keenan & Goldfarb for a free initial case evaluation. Let’s talk about how a bus accident lawyer from our firm can guide you through the process of obtaining financial recovery for the harm that you have suffered. We serve clients in the local, state, and federal courts of Brooklyn, the Bronx, and throughout the New York area. Call us today at 800-724-6529.
Why Choose Harris Keenan & Goldfarb after You’ve Been Injured in a Bus Accident?
When you have been injured in a bus accident, you deserve to pursue financial recovery for injuries and losses that you have suffered. But pursuing a legal claim against public agencies or big corporations can be complex and time-consuming. You need experienced legal assistance to ensure you have the best chance of securing a full financial recovery. But you shouldn’t choose just any law firm. Our attorney’s knowledge, track record, and compassionate approach can make all the difference in your case.
We can help you after you have been injured in a bus accident because:
Types of Bus Accident Claims We Can Help With
At Harris Keenan & Goldfarb, we can help you pursue financial recovery for injuries and losses that you’ve incurred due to any kind of bus accident, including:
What Causes Bus Accidents?
Common causes of bus accidents in New York include:
When Do You Need to File a Bus Accident Claim?
Under New York’s statute of limitations, a lawsuit must be filed in a bus accident claim no later than three years after the accident date. The trial court can promptly and permanently dismiss an untimely lawsuit. If that happens, you will have lost the right to recover compensation from the party or parties at fault for the accident and the injuries and losses you have suffered.
Written notice of your claim
In addition, if you are pursuing a bus accident claim against a public agency or public corporation, such as a public transit agency or a school district, state law requires you to provide the government or public agency with written notice of your claim within 90 days of the accident. You must file a lawsuit within one year and ninety days of the accident. Failing to give timely notice of your claim against a public entity may also lead to losing your rights.
For these reasons, you need to speak with a bus accident lawyer as soon as possible after a crash to ensure that your claims are timely filed and that you preserve your rights to seek compensation.
Who Can Be Held Liable in a Bus Accident Claim?
Financial Recovery after a Bus Accident
After a bus accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for expenses and losses that you incur. A bus accident lawyer from Harris Keenan & Goldfarb will fight on your behalf to make sure you receive financial recovery for:
What Actions Should You Take to Preserve Your Rights Following a Bus Accident?
Finally, make time to talk to a bus accident lawyer from Harris Keenan & Goldfarb to discuss the next actions you and our firm can take to pursue financial recovery in your case.
How a Lawyer Can Help
When you have a bus accident claim, you should not have to handle preparing and pursuing your case against the bus operator, other corporations, or the insurance companies on your own. Let a New York bus accident attorney from Harris Keenan & Goldfarb take on the work involved with your legal claim. Our firm can help give you the best chance at financial recovery for your injuries by:
Contact Us for Help When You’ve Been Hurt in a New York Bus Accident
After you have been involved in a bus accident, don’t delay starting your legal claim for financial compensation for your injuries and losses. Call Harris Keenan & Goldfarb at 800-724-6529 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a New York bus accident lawyer from our team. We can help you understand your legal options for demanding accountability and justice from those at fault for causing the accident and your injuries. You can also fill out our intake form and a member of our team will call you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions that clients ask us about bus accident claims include:
At Harris Keenan & Goldfarb, we represent injured victims of bus accidents on a contingency basis. That means you will never have to pay legal fees upfront to retain our firm for your case. We get paid only if we can recover compensation for you in a negotiated settlement or by winning a trial verdict and judgment in your favor. You won’t need to worry about paying a lawyer when you are already dealing with financial burdens from medical expenses and lost wages from missed work.
If you have been injured in a bus accident, the bus operator or their insurer may contact you soon after to offer a settlement. You should have this settlement offer reviewed by a bus accident attorney from Harris Keenan & Goldfarb before you agree to accept money. In many cases, an initial settlement offer will pay you far less than the fair value of your claim. If you settle, you may give up your right to seek compensation if you need additional treatment or suffer further losses from your injuries. An attorney can advise you as to whether a settlement provides fair compensation. If it doesn’t, they can negotiate on your behalf to try to secure a better offer.
No one can predict at the outset of your case whether you will need to go to court or to trial to resolve your bus accident claim. While most bus accident cases are resolved through a negotiated settlement before a lawsuit is filed or before the case goes to trial, some cases will end up in court. Factors that can affect whether your bus accident claim will go to trial include the severity of your injuries, the length of your treatment and rehabilitation period, the extent of your expenses and losses, the number of liable parties, and whether fault or apportionment of liability is being contested by one or more at-fault parties. While we will work to quickly resolve your case and get you fair compensation, we will also provide you with straightforward advice when litigation becomes necessary to pursue your rights.