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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 Burns & Harris Attorneys At Law 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 Burns & Harris Attorneys At Law 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.

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Why Choose Burns & Harris Attorneys At Law after You’ve Been Injured in a Bus Accident?

When you have been injured in a bus accident, you might 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 a complex and time-consuming task. You need experienced legal assistance to ensure that you have the best chance at securing a full financial recovery. But you shouldn’t have to choose just any law firm. The knowledge, track record, and compassionate approach of your attorney can make all the difference in your case. At Burns & Harris Attorneys At Law, we believe we can help you after you have been injured in a bus accident because:

Our reputation among our clients and our peers in the legal community

Our firm is known for excellence, ethics, and compassion. Many of our attorneys have even been recognized for their skill and success obtained on behalf of our clients by publications and organizations such as Super Lawyers and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Our proven record of results

We have secured millions of dollars in compensation for our clients over the years. Our firm regularly represents clients in cases that rank on annual lists of the top verdicts in New York.

Our knowledge of the law

Our depth of knowledge allows our attorneys to offer innovative, tailored legal solutions aimed at getting you the results you want and need in your case. We will work diligently and aggressively to secure nothing less than a result that serves your best interests.

Our dedication and compassionate approach to representing you.

We are driven to secure a favorable result for you as quickly as possible so that you can work on getting back to your regular life after a devastating bus crash.

Types of Bus Accident Claims We Can Help With

At Burns & Harris Attorneys At Law, 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:

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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 date of the accident. A lawsuit that is untimely filed can be promptly and permanently dismissed by the trial court. 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.

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 and to 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 the loss of 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?

Depending on the specific cause or causes of a bus accident, one or more parties may have liability for the injuries and losses that you suffered from the accident. Parties who might be held liable in bus accident claims include:

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 Burns & Harris Attorneys At Law 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?

If you have been involved in a bus accident, steps you should take to protect your legal options for seeking compensation include:

Finally, make time to talk to a bus accident lawyer from Burns & Harris Attorneys At Law 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 Burns & Harris Attorneys At Law 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 Burns & Harris Attorneys At Law 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 Burns & Harris, 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 Burns & Harris 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.