Many people in New York rely on local bus services to get them around. Unfortunately, not all drivers carry out their jobs with the level of care and diligence that they owe to their passengers. Sadly, the consequence of this negligence is often dire, leading to devastating accidents. Worse still, the victims of these accidents may suffer serious injuries, or even lose their lives.
There are all too many ways this can happen. Some bus drivers simply go too fast, having grown accustomed to their route and forgetting to watch out for hazards. Others disregard dangers such as poor weather conditions, while some forget to signal or to watch out for other traffic. All of these mistakes can quickly lead to disaster.
Another major concern is that some bus drivers choose to get behind the wheel when they are drunk. This can be especially dangerous, so if you suspect your bus driver may be over the legal limit, do not be afraid to report him or her immediately. Not only could this prevent you from being involved in a serious accident, but it may help to protect other passengers as well.
If you or someone close to you has been harmed in an accident involving a bus or any other commercial vehicle, you might be keen to take legal action. Of course, this can be a confusing process, especially if you are still feeling shaken after the incident. Fortunately, you do not need to handle it alone. Our page on bus crashes contains information that may be of use to you. An attorney may also be able to provide invaluable advice and support as you decide how to proceed with your case.