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Queens Bus Accident LawyerHave you been injured in an accident involving a bus in Queens, NY? Don’t hesitate to call Oresky & Associates, PLLC. You may be entitled to compensation, and our Queens bus accident lawyers can help you maximize your recovery.

Since 1992, our law firm has been a fierce advocate for crash victims and their families in Queens. We have a winning reputation and for a good reason. We’ve won more than $400 Million in damages for clients like you.

Find out how our legal team can help you after your bus accident. Contact us today at our law office serving Queens, New York, or call (347) 507-3884 to get started with a free consultation now.

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help After a Bus Accident in Queens

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help After a Bus Accident in QueensWho’s at fault for your bus accident in Queens? What caused the collision? What happens if someone else tries to say that you share some of the blame? These aren’t questions you should try to answer by yourself after being involved in a bus accident in Queens. Fortunately, you don’t have to.

Take the time you need to recover and let our Queens injury lawyers handle your fight for compensation. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we’re here to help you not only win your case but to maximize your recovery. We’ll stand up to tough insurance companies, bus services, and even the MTA as we fight to get you every cent you deserve.

As we handle your case, we’ll:

  • Investigate the crash to determine causation and liability
  • Gather evidence to prove your arguments and support your claim for damages
  • Consult with leading bus accident experts, such as medical professionals, former police officers, forensic specialists, vocational rehabilitation professionals, and more
  • Negotiate to get you top dollar for your bus accident settlement
  • Bring your case to a jury in Queens if you aren’t offered a fair deal

We offer a free case evaluation and work on a contingency fee basis. So, there’s absolutely no risk to ask for our help. You only pay if we win your case. Get in touch with our Queens personal injury lawyers to learn more now.

How Common Are Bus Accidents in Queens, NY?

Bus accidents happen more often than you might think. NYPD accident data shows that there were a total of 480 car accidents involving buses in Queens in 2021.

That accounts for 23 percent of all bus accidents across New York City.

Queens sees, on average, 1.3 bus accidents every single day.

We Handle All Bus Accident Cases in Queens, New York

Oresky & Associates, PLLC will help you seek compensation after your bus accident in Queens, whether you were a bus passenger, a pedestrian, or in another vehicle.

Our personal injury attorneys represent victims of accidents involving:

  • MTA buses
  • MTA New York City buses
  • Tour buses
  • Sightseeing buses
  • School buses
  • Private charter buses
  • Greyhound buses
  • Peter Pan buses
  • Green buses, and more.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our law firm for assistance after you’ve been injured in a crash with a bus. We’re here to help you understand your legal options and fight for a full financial recovery.

What Are the Leading Causes of Bus Accidents?

Bus accidents can happen for a lot of different reasons, but some of the most common causes include:

  • Driver distraction
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Fatigued driving
  • Inexperienced bus operators
  • Untrained bus operators
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Mechanical failure
  • Failure to maintain buses
  • Vehicle defect
  • Speeding
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Weather
  • Road defects
  • Negligent hiring

Determining the cause (or causes) is a fundamental component of your personal injury case. Once causation is established, our attorneys can begin to build a case for damages against liable parties.

Who Can Be Liable For My Injuries After a Queens Bus Crash?

Anyone who contributed to the collision can be on the hook for your damages.

After a thorough investigation, our team might determine that one or more of the following parties are at fault:

  • Negligent bus driver
  • Negligent third-party motorist
  • Private bus company
  • School districts
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bus Company (MTABC)
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
  • Property owners
  • Pedestrians
  • Bicyclists
  • Government agencies responsible for road design and maintenance
  • Bus manufacturers
  • Employers of at-fault parties

Our attorneys will fight tirelessly to ensure that anyone who caused your bus accident is held accountable. Discuss potential legal strategies for recovery with our team today.

How Much Money Can I Get If I’m Hurt in a Queens Bus Accident?

While many factors can play a role in valuation, two key things will dictate how much money you can get for your bus accident injuries.

  1. The extent and severity of your injuries
  2. The long-term impact of your bus accident and trauma

The more catastrophic your injuries and the greater the crash’s impact on your life in the long term, the more your case is likely to be worth.

However, don’t dismiss the idea of a lawsuit just because you don’t think your injuries are severe. Every case – and every victim – is different. Cases involving mild-to-moderate injuries can still be worth a considerable amount of money. Always discuss your specific situation with a personal injury attorney in Queens who has experience handling bus injury cases like yours.

What Compensation Can Be Awarded to Bus Accident Victims in Queens?

Economic damages and non-economic damages can be available to victims of bus crashes in Queens, New York.

Economic damages make up for the financial expenses and losses related to an accident, such as:

  • Hospitalization
  • Surgery
  • Follow-up medical care
  • Long-term medical treatment
  • Medical equipment and devices
  • Rehabilitation
  • Other medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Disability
  • Property damage
  • Other out of pocket costs

If a bus accident is fatal, families can recover pecuniary damages to cover the cost of a funeral and make up for their loss of the victim’s financial support.

Non-economic damages are awarded to compensate for the pain and suffering victims experience as a result of a bus crash, such as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Mental anguish
  • PTSD
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

In rare situations, punitive damages can also be awarded. However, there must be proof that the defendant acted maliciously or with a reckless disregard for the victim’s safety.

Can I Still Win My Case If I’m Being Blamed For the Bus Accident?

New York is one of many states to have adopted a pure comparative negligence system. This means that sharing fault won’t automatically bar you from seeking damages in a lawsuit. It also won’t prevent you from recovering insurance benefits.

However, someone else must also be responsible for the bus accident. Once you’re assigned all responsibility, you lose the right to seek damages.

Sharing fault will affect how much money you can get. Your financial award will reflect your contribution to the accident. If you’re assigned 20 percent of the blame, then your damages will be reduced by 20 percent.

That could mean getting $80,000 when your damages are really worth $100,000.

You can see why insurance companies, bus companies, and other parties would want to try to blame you. The less liability they’re assigned, the less money they have to pay for your injuries. It’s important to fight back – and Oresky & Associates, PLLC is ready to do that for you.

What is the Statute of Limitations For Bus Accident Lawsuits in Queens?

It depends on who’s responsible for the bus accident and your resulting injuries.

If you’re filing a lawsuit against a private bus company or a negligent third-party driver, you’ll have three years from your accident to do so. You’ll have just two years if the bus accident resulted in a family member’s wrongful death.

Different rules apply if you’re filing a lawsuit against the MTA or another government agency.

When a government entity is involved, you will have just 90 days to file a claim with the government agency itself.

Do not miss the deadline that applies to your case. Three months can pass by quickly, especially when you’re dealing with catastrophic injuries and the trauma of a crash.

The best way to protect your legal interests is by calling our Queens bus accident attorneys for help as soon as you can after you get hurt.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Queens Bus Accident Lawyer

Have you suffered a traumatic brain injury, broken bones, burns, or other injuries in a Queens bus accident? Did you get hurt through little-to-no fault of your own? Contact Oresky & Associates, PLLC, to learn about your legal rights and options.

Our Queens bus accident lawyers can help you file a claim for damages and seek maximum compensation.

We offer a free consultation and are available to take your call right now. Get in touch to schedule yours today.

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