An MTA bus and a tour bus collided in Flushing Queens this morning. As reported by CBS New York, the charter bus was heading east on Northern Boulevard when it struck the MTA bus attempting to turn right onto Northern Boulevard. Among the three dead are the driver of the charter bus, a passenger on the MTA bus and a pedestrian was was pinned between the buses as a results of the collision. The charter bus crashed right through the front of a couple of stores on Northern Boulevard. Preliminary reports indicate that the charter bus was speeding in an attempt to beat the light when the collision occurred.
Due to their massive size, buses can cause devastating injuries to other drivers and their own passengers when they are involved in an accident. Passengers may sustain life-altering injuries, such as broken bones, amputations, severe head trauma resulting in brain damage, lacerations, and burns; in some cases injuries resulting from a bus accident can prove fatal. In many instances, the accident and subsequent injuries could have been avoided if not for the bus driver or manufacturer’s negligence. As a result, individuals who have suffered a severe injury in a bus accident may be entitled to compensation. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our New York bus accident attorneys are committed to defending the rights of individuals who were unnecessarily injured due to the negligence of a bus driver or company. We understand the devastating impact that a severe injury suffered in a bus accident can have on a victim’s life. To help ease the financial burden that victims may face, our attorneys will pursue compensation for any lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering our clients suffered in the accident. Additionally, we pursue compensation for victims’ families through wrongful death lawsuits when bus accidents end in fatalities.
Individuals, who have suffered an injury in an accident with a city bus or a private bus, may have a difficult time proving liability. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the bus company have attorneys working hard to protect their interests after an accident. As a result, it is important that victims hire a lawyer who has experience handling bus accident lawsuits. An experienced lawyer will thoroughly investigate the accident by taking photos of the scene, reviewing police reports, and interviewing witnesses. Additionally, an attorney will handle all aspects of the legal proceedings, including the filing of the lawsuit, representing victims at trial, handling mediation when necessary, and pursuing maximum compensation for their clients’ losses. The New York personal injury attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool have been trying bus accident cases for over 50 years. Our law firm has the experience and resources necessary to combat the MTA’s attorneys.