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MTA Bus Accidents

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Buses are a staple of public transportation that serve over 300 routes in the city with more than 1,300 buses. While buses are generally a safe transportation mode, accidents can still happen. An average of 14,000 non-fatal injuries and 375 fatalities from bus-related accidents are recorded in New York annually. Bus accidents are not handled like regular car collisions, and knowing who is liable is essential for recovering financial compensation if you’ve suffered any injuries. 

New York MTA Bus Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one have been injured in an MTA bus accident in New York, call the Porter Law Group for a free case evaluation. We can examine your case, and see if you are eligible to receive financial compensation for any injuries or damage to property suffered. 

MTA bus accident cases are unique, and you need experienced personal injury attorneys who know the ins and outs of litigation in New York if you want to receive adequate compensation. Call 833-PORTER9 or email us at info@porterlawteam.com to discuss the details of your case. 

What Happens in an MTA Bus Accident?

Over 14,000 nonfatal bus-related injuries are recorded in New York annually. An average of 375 deaths occur due to bus accidents each year – 50 of these are bus passengers and drivers, 100 are pedestrians and cyclists, and 225 are passengers of other vehicles. 

The following injuries are common in MTA bus accidents:

  • Fractures
  • Concussions
  • Dislocations
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Psychological trauma

What Causes MTA Bus Accidents?

Different factors may be involved in MTA bus accidents:

  • Distracted driving
  • Faulty or unmaintained vehicles
  • Speeding
  • Poor road visibility
  • Unmaintained road infrastructure 
  • Inexperienced or incompetent bus drivers

It’s important to find out which factors caused the accident and your subsequent injury if you want to secure financial compensation. But this requires a thorough investigation, and often grueling cross-examinations of MTA personnel during trial. 

Our experienced trial lawyers at the Porter Law Group can examine your case thoroughly, and bring your case to court, or arrange a suitable settlement. Call us now at 833-PORTER9 to schedule a free consultation.

What Should I Do if I Was Injured in an MTA Bus Accident?

If you were injured in an MTA bus accident, or suffered damage to your vehicle or other property, you need a good personal injury attorney to examine your case and represent you. 

The MTA is the largest transportation network in North America, and whenever accidents happen, they can respond quickly to clear the accident site. That’s good for public safety, but that may also leave you with no time to take photographs, videos, or evidence before everything is cleared up. That can harm your case and make recovering compensation difficult, especially since you are up against a large company. 

It is important to seek competent legal assistance quickly if you were injured in an MTA bus accident and are looking to file a case for financial compensation. In accordance with General Municipal Law 50-e, a written notice of your claim must be served to the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) or the MTA within 90 days from the date of the accident. Failing to do this will harm your case. 

The lawyers at Porter Law Group have a wealth of experience in dealing with various personal injury cases in New York. Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars* for victims of vehicular accidents who have suffered injuries and property damage. 

We also work on a contingent fee basis, meaning you won’t have to pay upfront, and we will only receive payment after successfully recovering financial compensation for you. At the Porter Law Group, we value the long-term needs of clients, and we make sure to give them the attention and quality representation they deserve. 

How Can You Establish Liability for an MTA Bus Accident in New York? 

Establishing liability for an MTA bus accident, and successfully recovering compensation for your injuries requires the help of a competent attorney who is well-versed with the nitty-gritty of litigation in New York. There are many nuances to MTA bus accident litigation, as it is not handled the same way a regular private vehicle collision is.

Deep knowledge of New York City Transit Authority regulations, Federal Motor Vehicle standards, and other laws affecting MTA bus accidents is paramount to a successful MTA Bus accident lawsuit. Even if much of the potential evidence is cleared up by the city before a thorough investigation could be done, our experienced trial lawyers can call MTA personnel to stand as witnesses. They will expose any inconsistencies in their statements through cross-examination to win your case. 

What Type of Compensation Can I Receive as a Victim of an MTA Bus Accident in New York?

There are various types of compensation that you may be entitled to, including compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death
  • Severe injury
  • Funeral expenses
  • Future medical care 
  • Loss of earning capability
  • Lost wages 
  • Property damage 

Our lawyers at the Porter Law Group can help you determine which of these you are eligible for and how much you should be compensated. We can negotiate settlements on your behalf, should the MTA or anyone liable be willing to offer fair compensation. But if justice demands that we bring your case to court, our experienced personal injury lawyers at the Porter Law Group will not back down. 

Contact an MTA Bus Accident Lawyer in New York

If you or a loved one have suffered injuries from an MTA bus accident in New York, call the Porter Law Group for a free case evaluation. We will see if you are eligible to recover compensation for injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and others. Focus on your treatment and recovery, and let us handle the rest. Call 833-PORTER9, or e-mail us at info@porterlawteam.com. We will do our utmost to get you and your family the answers, and financial compensation you deserve. 

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Last Updated on May 22, 2024 by Michael S. Porter
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