Data from the National Transportation Safety Board shows that every year, more than 700 million passengers use city buses for commuting. Although most of these people get to their destination in a safe way, there are several thousand people who get injured in bus accidents every year. Cities like New York that have a high volume of traffic and congested city roads see far greater number of bus accidents. If you have been involved in an accident involving a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus or a school bus as a commuter, a motorist or as a pedestrian, you can file a bus accident injury claim in NYC.
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) runs thousands of buses daily in and around New York City. Unfortunately, the incidence of reckless driving by MTA drivers, fatigue, inadequate training, and laxity in MTA’s supervision contribute to serious bus accidents in the city, injuring or killing New Yorkers every day.
Several people travel by bus in New York because the buses run till later in the evening and also because bus travel is less expensive than taking the train. Whether it is the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) that serves over 650 million persons every year, or the several private buses plying on the roads of New York City, busing is one of the most efficient and therefore, popular means of mass transit.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) provides transportation services for millions of people every day. While public transit is an excellent mobility service for people without personal vehicles and reduces vehicle congestion on the roads, the riders of MTA buses are not safe from physical harm.
Injuries and deaths in MTA buses occur every year, but 2019 saw a spike in passenger injuries, excluding cases that involved collisions. According to the MTA, 494 individuals were injured in bus accidents in 2019, indicating an overall surge of roughly 11% from 2018.
With the increase in bus-passengers getting injured without the buses being involved in collisions, it's fair to say that riding the MTA buses has become more dangerous. Mishaps during bus rides have inflicted severe injuries to passengers, many of who have filed personal injury lawsuits against the authority.
It’s been five long years since Cabrerra was injured by a bus in NYC. With multiple fractures and unable to work, Mr. Cabrerra put his case in the hands of a NYC Personal Injury Superlawyer, Daniel Minc.
This is a shining example of why a top-notch legal fighter is required in NYC personal injury litigation. Even though Cabrera was an innocent passenger with multiple fractures, it took five long years to get to a $50,000 offer before trial, and then a final offer of $100,000 was made and rejected by Minc during the trial.