Buses are among the public transportation options that help people get around, making it easier to enjoy the things that New York has to offer. However, accidents involving these large, heavy vehicles can be devastating. If you suffered an injury or a loved one died in an accident, a New York bus accident lawyer with Morelli Law Firm will advocate for you and hold the liable party accountable while seeking damages on your behalf.
We will represent you in your fight to recover compensation for your losses. These losses include your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, among others. We will handle your claim or lawsuit and take care of all case-related tasks for you, from investigating your collision to negotiating with the liable parties’ insurers. Let us take the pressure off you. You can learn more today during a free case consultation with our team.
Why Hire Morelli Law Firm for Your New York Bus Accident Case?
At Morelli Law Firm, we have the experience, dedication, and results to prove we are serious about advocating for negligence victims. We do not stop working for our clients. We do everything we can to help them get the compensation they need and deserve after experiencing a devastating, life-changing accident. To date, we have secured more than $1 billion on our clients’ behalf.
Our New York Bus Accident Lawyer Will Take Action
If another party caused you to suffer injuries in a bus accident, there is no reason for you to pay for the damage on your own. You can call Morelli Law Firm today to bring the liable parties to justice. Take a look at some of the results we’ve achieved for our clients:
- $12 million for an 85-year-old man who died after being hit by a bus
- $3.5 million for a woman after a bus ran over her
- $2.775 million for seven injured bus passengers
- $1.873 million for 11 seriously injured bus passengers
Our bus accident lawyer serving New York will ensure you get the professional representation you need. Your financial recovery could help you pay your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
We Will Start Working on Your Case for Free
We will also review your accident free of charge, explaining your next legal steps and what you can expect if you decide to move forward. If you become our client, you will not have to pay us any fees up front, which means we can start your case as soon as possible. Our contingency agreement means we get paid only if we recover compensation for you.
How We Will Represent You in Your Bus Accident
Whether your accident involved a school bus, a coach or motorcoach bus, a shuttle bus, or a low-floor bus that is used to transport people throughout New York City, our team wants to hear from you. We will listen intently to learn more about your bus accident when you meet with us. We want to hear about your injuries, the prognosis of your condition, and other damages you suffered.
If our firm takes on your case, we will manage every aspect of it, leaving you time to take care of your health matters while we handle your legal affairs. We know it can be very challenging to pursue legal action when healing from an accident. Our attorneys can handle this for you. We will:
- Investigate your bus crash thoroughly to establish what happened
- Gather evidence that supports your account of what happened. (e.g., police report, medical records)
- Talk with witnesses and record their statements to boost backing for your claims
- Consult with expert witnesses (e.g., a third-party medical professional) who can weigh in on your case
- Review your bus accident expenses and losses and determine a dollar value for them
- Identify liable parties and alert them of your claim or lawsuit
- Negotiate with insurers and other parties for a favorable settlement
- Handle all communications with all parties on your behalf
- Prepare and file a lawsuit if negotiations do not work out
- Explain all city, state, and federal laws that apply to your case
- Update you on all case developments and changes
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Bus Accident Damages You Might Be Able to Recover
Many bus accident victims want to know how much their case would be worth. But the value of your bus accident case depends on the type and extent of your injuries. Are your injuries permanent? Are you unable to work? Have your injuries affected you emotionally? These values differ from one case to the next. Our bus accident attorney will review all details, circumstances, and recoverable damages before determining what your case is worth.
Bus accident victims can have economic (financial) and non-economic (non-financial) damages, and our lawyers will review both. Receipts, timesheets, and other documentation can prove your financial losses. We will have to measure non-financial losses and assign a dollar value to them.
Common types of recoverable economic damages include:
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Lost wages (past and future)
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damage
Common types of recoverable non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental pain and anguish
- Disability (temporary or permanent), scarring, and disfigurement
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Loss of companionship
Calculating Your Recoverable Accident Damages
When building our case against the liable party, we must show the defendant failed to take reasonable steps to protect you from harm. We also must show that an act of negligence injured you and led to your losses. We will use evidence from our investigation to support these claims.
We will also conduct additional research into the damages you suffered by obtaining:
- Copies of your medical records
- Wage statements from your employer
- Written opinions from experts in medicine, vocational therapy, economics, and/or psychology
Finally, our legal team will compose a demand letter of all the losses we identify and submit it to the defendant’s insurance provider. If they do not agree to a reasonable settlement, we can file a lawsuit on your behalf and have a jury or judge settle the matter in civil court.
Recoverable Wrongful Death Damages in New York
If a loved one died because of injuries from a New York bus accident, you can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. We offer condolences to you and your family if you are dealing with this devastating loss. We realize this is a hard time and that you need time to grieve and heal.
If you decide that taking legal action against the liable party is the right decision for you and your family, our attorneys can help with this effort. If you recover damages with a wrongful death action, the awards can help you pay your loved one’s final medical bills and funeral expenses and help replace their household contribution. We can advise you further during your free case review.
Why Call a New York Bus Accident Lawyer?
Working with a New York bus accident attorney means you would have someone always looking out for your interests. This is especially helpful and important as you take on big insurers and bus companies with a compensation lawsuit.
If a charter bus or MTA bus injured you or a loved one in New York, you can be sure the defendant you are going up against will have legal representation. You can have representation, too. Our lawyers will protect your rights and ensure you are on even footing.
We Will Help You Avoid Accepting Too-Low Settlement Offers That Fall Short of Your Needs
Many insurance companies offer low settlements to injured plaintiffs in personal injury cases. If you accept their first offer, you may be barred from seeking additional compensation. Your attorney will prevent this from happening by fighting for the full settlement you need for current and future expenses that the bus accident caused.
Investigating Your Bus Accident Will Give Us Insight Into Your Case
When another party’s negligence causes a bus accident, and you suffer injuries as a result, that other party should pay for your damages. As your attorneys, our firm will investigate your accident and pinpoint who or what caused it – and who should be held liable for your medical expenses, the time you miss from work, emotional stress, and other losses. We will investigate by:
- Visiting the accident scene to gather evidence
- Reviewing videos and photos
- Obtaining the responding police officer’s accident report
- Interviewing witnesses and capturing their testimonies
- Studying bus maintenance records
- Analyzing the bus operator’s history
We will leave no stone unturned. Our investigation will point us toward the at-fault party. The sooner you hire our New York bus accident lawyer to represent you, the sooner we can begin investigating your incident.
Determining Who Is Responsible for Your Bus Accident is Important
From our investigation, a wide range of individuals and entities may surface as the liable party that owes you compensation for your injury. It is important to identify every part that contributed to or caused your accident because we will request compensation from each one. Examples include:
- Bus driver or operator
- Bus repair or maintenance service
- Bus service owner
- Manufacturer of bus parts
- Government body or municipality
- Bus management company
- Other motor vehicle drivers
More than one party may be held liable for the accident that injured you. Therefore, each defendant will require a specific strategic approach. Your New York bus accident attorney can determine the best way to recover your losses so you can move on from the accident.
New York Sets Deadline for Your Bus Accident Injury Lawsuit
As with most legal matters, several deadlines come into play, and missing them can significantly impact your case. New York’s statute of limitations limits the time you have to take legal action after a personal injury, like a bus accident.
Per CPLR § 214, bus accident victims have three years from the accident date to sue. If you are filing a wrongful death action, you have two years from the decedent’s death date, per EPTL § 5-4.1.
You May Have Even Less Time to Sue If Your Case Involves the Government
If your attorney finds that a government body is liable for your accident and injuries, the law requires you to send a notice to the government entity that you’re taking action against, per GMUL § 50-3. You must send this notice of your intention to file a claim within 90 days.
Consider hiring an attorney as soon as possible after your accident to build your case and meet all the necessary deadlines. The sooner you meet with us, the sooner we can start on your case and ensure you meet the deadline.
Call Today for a Free Review of Your New York Bus Accident Case
Morelli Law Firm is ready to help you fight for your financial recovery from your bus accident in the New York area. Our bus accident lawyers will protect your right to recover compensation. We will take on the bus company and their insurer and work to get the awards you are due.
You can count on us to make sure justice is served. Reach out to us today at (212) 751-9800.