Mass Transit Accidents

MTA - Mass Transit Accident Lawyer in New York City

If you or a loved one has been injured while using mass transit, you must have an NYC bus accident lawyer on your side who is serious about helping you recover full compensation for your injuries. In short, you need an experienced mass transit attorney, and a law firm, that has won millions for Mass Transit victims. 

Our personal injury attorneys serve people throughout New York City and beyond who have been injured in mass transit accidents. We represent victims of all sorts of mass transit accidents, including:

  • Bus accidents – Our law firm represents passengers involved in bus accidents, as well as pedestrians or other drivers injured in an NYC bus crash.
  • Train accidents – If you were injured on a passenger train while coming to or leaving the city, our law firm will work diligently to help you recover the financial damages you need.
  • Airplane accidents – Our law firm represents surviving family members in the aftermath of an airplane crash.

In most of the United States, owning an automobile is mandatory. 

New York City is not like most of the United States. Our boroughs are densely populated. People live very close to numerous outlets for goods and services. 

As a result, car ownership is optional for many of us. The majority of New Yorkers rely on mass transit to travel to work, school, and other locations. 

Although mass transit is generally a safe way to travel, accidents do happen while riding the bus, the subway, a taxi, or other forms of transport. These accidents can lead to major, life-changing injuries.

There are a host of unique issues in an MTA accident today. For example, accidents involving the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) have short time limits in which an injured person can make a Notice of Claim. 

Taxi accidents typically involve specific insurance issues. Our bus accident lawyers for mass transit accidents have an intimate understanding of these issues. We will dedicate ourselves to helping you seek all available sources of compensation for your injuries.

Experienced New York Bus Accident Attorney

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Since 1922, the legal team at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP has been dedicated to helping victims of bus accidents in New York. 

Our unparalleled devotion to helping MTA victims helped us recover more than $1 Billion in compensation for our clients. This includes the $5.5 Million Bus Accident Award for a passenger injured in a vehicle that collided with an MTA bus in the Bronx.

If you’ve been a victim of a bus accident in New York, we’re here to fight for you, too. 

Don’t hesitate to visit our New York City Personal Injury Law Firm and request a consultation for free. 

Knowledgeable NYC Bus Accident Lawyer

It is crucial for the victim or his or her loved one or family to choose the right attorney for the case to be successfully prosecuted. They should choose a New York bus accident attorney with deep knowledge of the laws and rules affecting buses. 

Our bus accident lawyers have in-depth knowledge of: 

  • the Smith Method of Driving
  • the Federal Motor Vehicle Standards, and 
  • the internal Rules and Regulations of each of the bus companies in New York. 

Our NYC bus accident attorneys will initiate an independent investigation process to seek bus accident damages as soon as possible. The investigation process will ensure that:

  • drivers are interviewed 
  • important eyewitnesses are located and 
  • physical evidence is preserved

If necessary, we also retain financial analysts and expert accountants. The reason being is that many cases of bus accidents have their own set of: 

  • cost of care
  • associated losses including lost wages and 
  • other monetary costs

And to derive fair resolutions for injury victims, we always use financial professionals to help us. This will ensure an accurate assessment of what the costs will be for the remainder of the victim’s life.  

Why Should I Call a New York Bus Accident Attorney?

bus accident in New York, even if it’s a minor one, can have serious consequences. This may include wrongful death and traumatic brain injuries

Between lost wages and medical bills, you might find yourself in a bad financial situation. Filing a lawsuit or an injury claim can help you seek monetary compensation in a bus accident case.

Hiring a New York City accident lawyer can take away the stress of thinking about the lawsuit. Let an attorney handle the case so you can have time to focus on yourself. 

You should call a personal injury lawyer in NYC immediately after being involved in a bus accident because:

  • Not knowing how much your bus accident case is worth can be tough if there is no investigation done by experts.
  • You might be blamed for failing to mitigate your injuries. Or blamed for causing the bus accident. This could have an impact on your ability to get the monetary compensation your need and deserve.
  • You might realize that there may be more than one person responsible, and financially liable, for your injuries from a bus accident. 
  • Insurance companies will try to trick you into accepting less money than you deserve by driving down the value of your claim.

At Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP, we’re like one big family. We are different from other law firms in New York because when you get hurt, you’re considered as part of our family.

As our client, we’ll fight tooth and nail to get the money you deserve. We’ll stand by you every step of the way. 

Who’s Liable for My Injuries from a Bus Accident?

Bus Drivers

You may hold bus drivers personally accountable for injuries if they are found negligent in any way and caused the accident. The main causes of accidents by bus drivers are:

  • Poor training
  • Driving while distracted
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and
  • Those who knowingly commit traffic violations

Bus Companies

You might also hold the bus company responsible for your bus accident and injuries. 

Bus companies are responsible for hiring and training their employees so they become qualified bus drivers. Also, they are responsible for the buses they use. Buses should be safe to operate, are inspected regularly, and repaired if necessary.

Bus Manufacturers

Bus manufacturers are responsible to sell products that are safe to use and are installed with safety equipment. You may hold the bus manufacturer accountable for your injuries if defects in their product caused your bus accident.

Other Negligent Parties

Bus companies and bus drivers aren’t always responsible for MTA accidents. Other contributors to bus accidents in New York are:

  • Other drivers
  • Pedestrians and 
  • Bicyclists 

New York has a comparative negligence law, which allows those injured in a bus accident to recover damages from anyone who shares fault.

We are Well-versed in Local, Federal, and State Laws

Filing a claim for rightful compensation in government-owned and operated buses have shorter deadlines than filing with other insurance companies. We are highly experienced in local, federal, and state laws regarding bus accidents. And we make sure you don’t miss the allocated deadline.

Most insurance companies, whether government or not, may want to save money by trying to minimize or completely deny a legitimate claim. We strongly advise that you must not sign anything offered by insurance companies without consulting an attorney.

We’ll Fight to Make the Most of Your Financial Recovery

As bus accident attorneys, we are ready to go after monetary damages on your behalf. We will demand money to help cover costs associated with:

  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and income
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disability
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering, and more.

We have relationships with some of the best injury and bus accident experts in the tri-state area. They can provide extremely useful information as we investigate and build your case. Their help allows us to better understand your injuries as well as how much your case is worth. 

Let Our New York City Accident Lawyer Fight for Your Case So You Can Focus on Your Recovery

You have the right to seek compensation for your injuries if you have been involved in a bus accident in New York.  MTA accident attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP can fight for your case and help maximize your financial recovery.

Our confidential case evaluation is free. And the best part? We do not charge attorneys’ fees unless we are successful in your case.  Contact Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP today at 1-800-660-2264 or contact us online for a free review of your case.