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Experienced Bus Accident Lawyers Serving Injury Victims in Syracuse, Rochester, and The Rest Of Upstate New York State

Bus accidents in New York, particularly those involving public, charter, limousine, and school buses, present unique and serious challenges due to the large number of passengers they carry and the lack of safety features like seat belts. These accidents are often more severe because passengers are allowed to move freely or stand, especially in crowded situations, increasing the risk of injury.

Public, charter, and limousine bus accidents are concerning, but school bus accidents are particularly alarming. With over 100 school bus accident deaths occurring annually, the risk to young, often unsupervised and unrestrained passengers is quite high.

Another major risk factor in bus accidents involves the boarding and exiting process. Statistics show that many bus-related injuries happen during these moments. Common scenarios include collisions between cars and passengers, particularly when drivers fail to yield or stop for students crossing the road, or when they collide with stopped buses.

Several factors can contribute to bus accidents, including:

  1. Use of Old Buses with Outdated Equipment: Buses not updated with the latest safety features or design improvements can be more prone to accidents.
  2. Poor Maintenance: Regular maintenance is crucial for bus safety, and negligence in this area can lead to mechanical failures.
  3. Driver Negligence: Bus drivers who fail to adhere to traffic laws or safe driving practices put passengers at risk.
  4. Lack of Training: Proper training for bus drivers is essential for ensuring they can handle large vehicles safely and respond appropriately in emergencies.

Victims of bus accidents, or their families, may be entitled to compensation for various damages, including wrongful death, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental and emotional distress, and other related costs.

At the Porter Law Group, we understand the complexities of bus accident cases across New York State. Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support and aggressively pursuing fair compensation for our clients.

If you or a loved one has been affected by a bus accident, the Porter Law Group is here to help. For expert legal assistance, contact our experienced New York bus accident attorneys at 315-477-9900 for a free, no obligation, consultation.

Last Updated on November 27, 2023 by Michael S. Porter
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