Can you sue the bus company after an accident, or is only the driver liable to cover your financial losses? The answer to this question can vary based on the facts of your claim, but in many cases, you can seek funds directly from the bus company.
A New York bus accident lawyer from our team at the Morelli Law Firm can identify the liable party for your accident. We explore all options to bring you compensation and focus on your specific situation.
Find out more by calling or filling out our online contact form.
Who Can You Sue After a Bus Accident in New York?
You can sue any liable party after a bus wreck in New York. Liable parties bear direct responsibility for your accident, injuries, and financial losses. Examples of at-fault parties include:
The Bus Driver
In many cases, bus drivers cause collisions in New York because they drive recklessly and put others in danger. For example, you may file a claim against the bus operator if they cause an accident after they:
- Run a red light or ignore a stop
- Change lanes without checking their blind spot
- Drive too fast for conditions or take a turn too fast
Your New York personal injury lawyer can investigate the actions that led to your accident to identify the responsible party.
The Bus Company
The busing company may also hold liability for some collisions in New York, especially if the wreck occurred while the bus driver was working. Additionally, the company could be liable for accidents caused by issues like faulty maintenance.
We can review your situation and determine if you’re eligible to sue the bus company and represent you in court in this situation.
You may also qualify to file a legal claim against other drivers after a bus wreck. For example, another driver could run a red light and strike a bus, leaving you with injuries and high medical bills. In this case, we could file a lawsuit against the responsible motorist.
In all cases, we focus on establishing fault for the bus accident.
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Do You Have to Sue Someone After a Bus Accident?
Many motorists consider a lawsuit after a bus accident as their first option for securing maximum compensation for their losses. While you may qualify to file a lawsuit, you also have other legal options.
In many cases, our team recommends negotiating a settlement with the insurance company representing the driver or bus company. We can take care of the negotiation process for you and review all offers made on your behalf.
Generally, settling takes less time than a lawsuit and allows you to avoid court fees. However, the insurance company may treat you unfairly. Learn more about both options by contacting us today.
How Do Lawyers Determine Who Is Liable for a Bus Accident?
Your attorney will investigate the facts around your accident to determine who caused the wreck and who needs to cover your losses. We use a variety of investigative techniques to handle bus accident claims.
Depending on your needs, we may:
- Visit the scene of the bus wreck
- Locate and interview all eyewitnesses
- Look for photo evidence or surveillance footage
- Get a copy of the police accident report
- Work with bus accident experts
We collect all the evidence we gather to build a strong claim for clients like you, working relentlessly on your behalf. We use the facts we collect to determine who caused your accident. This information can help you decide who to sue.
Will the Liable Party Cover Your Losses?
The party responsible for your bus accident should cover your financial losses. These expenses may include your:
- Current and future healthcare costs
- Lost pay, bonuses, and raises
- Property damage
- Pain, emotional anguish, and mental suffering
We understand that bus accidents can have severe impacts on your life. You may find yourself dealing with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), paralysis, broken bones, and internal injuries. We’ll track all your losses and work to bring you fair damages.
We may pursue the bus company, bus driver, or another involved party to resolve your claim. Find out more by contacting us for a risk-free consultation.
Speak to Us About Suing a Bus Company or a Liable Driver
Can you sue the bus company after an accident, or is only the driver liable for your financial losses? The answer to this question depends on the specifics of your situation. However, in many cases, you have a chance to file a claim against the bus company.
Our team at Morelli Law Firm can review your situation and provide more information. Discuss your case today by calling or completing our online contact form.