Determined Long Island Bus Accident Lawyers Stand Up for Clients’ Interests
Reputable firm with offices in Uniondale and Brooklyn secures compensation for victims
At Licatesi Law Group, LLP, our New York bus accident lawyers help people throughout and Long Island and New York City who have been injured in bus accidents. From offices in Uniondale and Brooklyn, we pursue compensation in cases stemming from all types of bus crashes. Whether you were a passenger, an occupant of another vehicle, a bike rider or a pedestrian, if your accident involved a bus, we will investigate your case and advise you about your legal options. Our attorneys have over four decades of experience handling cases involving public transit buses, including Nassau Inter-County Express buses, school buses, tour buses and private charters.
How do bus accidents happen?
Dangerous bus accidents happen for various reasons, such as:
- Distracted, tired, intoxicated or otherwise negligent bus drivers
- Careless, drunk or aggressive driving by other drivers
- Inadequate bus driver training or vetting of driver backgrounds
- Bus companies requiring drivers to drive too long
- Defective bus parts or equipment
- Poor bus maintenance
- Hazardous road conditions
Bus accident claims can be very complex because sometimes multiple parties contribute to the collision. Examples of possible defendants include bus drivers, bus companies, other drivers, bus maintenance providers, parts manufacturers and government agencies that maintain roads. We will thoroughly investigate all the details of your accident to identify all parties that should be held accountable.
Types of injuries in bus accidents
Injuries in bus accidents can range from mild to severe. But sometimes when an ultra-heavy vehicle like a bus crashes, catastrophic injuries, which have life-changing effects, can occur. Medical conditions frequently arising from bus accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Bone fractures
- Neck and back injuries
- Injuries to limbs
- Organ damage and internal injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Cuts and bruises
Severe injuries may require emergency treatment, surgeries and extensive rehabilitation, which all adds up to expensive medical bills. You may not be able to work for a significant period of time or potentially forever, depending on your injuries. We will review all of your damages to decide on the amount of compensation you should seek.
Damages in bus accident cases
Damages in bus accident cases may include payment for:
- Doctor and hospital bills
- Physical therapy and other rehabilitation
- Lost wages and benefits
- Loss of earning potential for the future
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost qualify of life
- Wrongful death
- Punitive damages
Our law firm is committed to maximizing compensation for our clients' physical, emotional and financial losses. When we take your case, you can rely on our diligent attorneys to fight for the payment you deserve.
Pursuing compensation following a bus accident
When we take your bus accident case, our attorneys will review relevant evidence, such as accident reports, eyewitness statements, medical documents, video footage and photos from the accident scene. We can consult with accident reconstruction experts if there is a dispute over who triggered the crash. Our attorneys help victims reject lowball settlement offers from insurers and aggressively work to negotiate a fair settlement. If an adequate settlement offer is not forthcoming, we will litigate in order to achieve a favorable result for you.
Contact a New York bus accident lawyer for a free consultation
Licatesi Law Group, LLP in Brooklyn and Uniondale, Long Island represents people hurt in bus accidents throughout the five boroughs, as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties. Call us at 516-227-2662 or contact us online to arrange a free case evaluation.