New York Bus Accident Lawyers
Passengers on a bus are forced to trust the driver to carry them safely to their destination. If you’re a parent of a child who takes a bus to school, you may be placing the life you treasure most in the hands of a bus driver every morning. Bus accidents can be devastating, both due to the number of lives imperiled by a crash, and the fact that many bus accidents involve school buses filled with young children.
Bus accident victims often have a right to compensation from negligent drivers after a crash. Find out if you’re entitled to money damages after a bus crash by contacting the knowledgeable Hudson Valley bus accident lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello for a free evaluation of your claim.
Why do bus accidents happen?
- Bus driver negligence: Bus drivers have a difficult job. Not only are they tasked with maneuvering an enormous vehicle through busy traffic, but this dangerous driving is also done in a vehicle filled with passengers who may be noisy and rambunctious. Under these circumstances, drivers must dedicate their full attention to following the rules of the road and keeping their passengers safe. Bus drivers who text while driving, use substances before getting behind the wheel, or drive recklessly may end up causing a crash that puts dozens of lives at stake.
- Negligence in maintaining or repairing buses: Bus companies have a legal duty to subject all buses to regular inspection and maintenance, ensuring that the vehicle’s tires, brake lines, and engine systems are all functioning properly. If this maintenance isn’t performed or is performed carelessly or with defective or damaged parts, a sudden mechanical failure could cause a dangerous accident.
- Carelessness of other drivers: Many drivers believe that their needs are of the utmost importance, whether that need is to get to their destination faster, send an important text message, or take a selfie while driving. These selfish drivers will often exhibit reckless behavior to get around buses out of fear of getting stuck behind them, sometimes cutting in front of them in traffic so closely that the bus does not have sufficient time to brake and avoid a crash.
Legal help you can rely on after a Hudson Valley bus accident
Bus accidents often involve unusual complexity, both in terms of the contributing factors leading to the crash and the liability of private drivers and public transit providers. Few New York law firms have the experience in both government liability and personal injury law to take on these challenging claims. The experienced Hudson Valley bus accident lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello are prepared to represent you and your family in a claim for damages after a bus accident. Our dedicated injury lawyers have been fighting for New York accident victims for generations. Our seasoned and professional Kingston personal injury attorneys have the resources and trial advocacy experience you need on your side to get results after you or someone you love is injured in a New York bus crash. Contact our Kingston or Marlboro offices today for a free consultation on your case.
Help is Available for Hudson Valley Bus Accident Victims
For experienced, dedicated, and effective help in getting damages after a New York bus crash, contact the Hudson Valley bus accident lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello for a free consultation, in Kingston at 845-331-4100, or in Marlboro at 845-236-4411.