Buses are a common sight on the roads of New York. Yet it is easy to forget how easily these essential vehicles can become involved in an accident. Like all large vehicles they have blind spots and are highly susceptible to collisions. Furthermore, since they are often carrying a large number of passengers, the consequences of such an accident can often be devastating.
Another issue that can arise is that bus drivers may not always spot pedestrians in their path, especially if they are crossing in one of the vehicle’s many blind spots. Unfortunately, it is usually the pedestrian who pays the price. Such incidents can lead to extremely serious injuries or even prove fatal.
Another alarming thing to bear in mind is that many buses run primarily for children, getting them to and from school. When one of these is involved in an accident, its young, vulnerable passengers can be badly injured and deeply traumatized by the event. If this happens to one of your children, or you have been involved in a bus accident yourself, it is understandable that you may be keen to seek justice.
Fortunately, you are not alone. Our page on bus accidents may have some of the information you require. Furthermore, you could also benefit from the advice and support of an attorney. He or she can help you to understand your rights in this situation and may be able to assist you with seeing that those responsible are held accountable for their actions, while helping you claim the compensation you deserve.