When you've suffered injuries due to a bus accident in New York, our team of dedicated and empathetic bus accident lawyers at Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C. will stand by your side, fighting relentlessly to ensure you receive fair compensation for your recovery.
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If you've been involved in a bus accident as a passenger, driver, or pedestrian and are seeking a New York bus accident lawyer, we are here to assist you.
At The Law Offices of Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C., we will thoroughly research your case, handle all necessary documentation, and advocate on your behalf with insurance companies and in court to secure a fair settlement.
New York State Law acknowledges various types of bus accidents, including those involving:
Public city buses
Airport shuttle buses
Statute of Limitations (New York Consolidated Laws, Civil Practice Law, and Rules – CVP 214)
The statute of limitations allows claimants to file a claim within three (3) years of a bus accident in New York, starting from the date of the accident. Claims filed beyond this time frame are likely to be dismissed.
Exceptions to the statute of limitations include claims filed against the city, government agencies, or municipalities, where the statute of limitations is one year and 90 days.
Common Carriers Regulations (New York State Department of Transportation Bus & Passenger Vehicle Regulations)
According to the New York Common Carriers Regulations, common carriers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their passengers. Bus drivers bear the responsibility of passenger safety, while bus companies are accountable for hiring and training experienced drivers, conducting regular bus maintenance, monitoring buses for manufacturing flaws, and more.
No-Fault Law (Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Insurance Reparations Act)
Under the New York No-Fault Law, regardless of fault, your insurance company is required to cover up to $50,000 for medical and hospital expenses, lost wages, and additional injury-related services you may require following the bus accident.
Parties responsible for bus accidents in New York encompass anyone who contributed to the accident, including bus drivers, bus companies, bus manufacturers, and other negligent parties such as pedestrians and bicyclists.
At Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C., our attorneys will carefully review the details of your accident to determine who is at fault and can be held liable for your injuries and medical costs.
In the event of a bus accident in New York, understanding the compensation options available to you is crucial. New York operates under a no-fault system, which means that if you sustain injuries in a bus accident, you are required to file a claim with your own insurance company.
Personal Injury Protection Insurance (PIP), a mandatory component of your auto insurance, will cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and additional costs incurred, such as in-house help or transportation expenses for treatment.
If you were involved in a bus accident as a pedestrian, passenger, or bicyclist and possess household insurance, your expenses will be covered by your household insurance policy.
For those who do not have household insurance, the bus company's insurance policy will cover your expenses in such accidents.
However, if your medical expenses exceed the no-fault policy limit or you wish to pursue additional personal injury damages, you have the option to file a claim against the party at fault for the accident.
Pain and Suffering
To seek compensation for pain and suffering resulting from a bus accident, you can file a claim or a lawsuit against a third party who bears responsibility for the incident.
If your personal property was damaged as a result of the bus accident, you have the right to seek compensation from the party responsible for the accident.
In the unfortunate event that your loved one lost their life due to a bus accident, you can file a claim for wrongful death to seek compensation for the damages suffered.
It is crucial to consult with an experienced bus accident lawyer from Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C. to navigate the legal complexities and ensure you receive the rightful compensation you deserve.
If you're involved in a bus accident in NYC, follow these steps:
Ensure your safety and the safety of others involved.
Seek medical attention for any injuries.
Contact the police and report the accident.
Gather information from the bus driver and any witnesses.
Take photos of the accident scene, including damages and injuries.
Notify your insurance company about the accident.
Bus accidents do occur in New York City, given the extensive public transportation system and the high volume of buses on the roads. However, the frequency of bus accidents can vary.
Liability in a bus accident can vary depending on the circumstances. Potential parties that could be held liable include the bus driver, the bus company or transit authority, other involved drivers, or even the manufacturer of the bus if there was a defect.
If you've been injured in a bus accident in NYC due to the negligence of the bus company or transit authority, you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries and damages. Consulting with a personal injury attorney is recommended to understand your options.
In New York City, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit after a bus accident is generally three years from the date of the accident. However, it's important to consult with an attorney to understand the specific deadlines that apply to your case.
Yes, New York City has specific laws and regulations governing buses and bus accidents. These laws cover areas such as bus driver qualifications, hours of service, maintenance standards, and passenger safety.
Bus accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, including:
Whiplash and neck injuries
Head and brain injuries
Back and spinal cord injuries
Broken bones and fractures
Cuts, bruises, and lacerations
Proving negligence in a bus accident case may involve gathering evidence such as:
Photos or videos of the accident scene
Maintenance and inspection records
Bus driver records, including training and driving history
If you've been injured in a bus accident due to someone else's negligence, you may be eligible to seek compensation for various damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and other related expenses. Consulting with a personal injury attorney is recommended to understand the specific compensation you may be entitled to.
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