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      Who Is the Defendant in a Bus Accident?

      If you’re hurt in a bus accident in New York, call our law firm as soon as you can. We can help determine who is at fault for the bus accident in order to help you get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.

      When a bus is involved in an accident, the results can be catastrophic. A bus driver’s split-second decision to check their cell phone can leave multiple people injured and do tens of thousands of dollars in property damage. If you are involved in a bus accident, you need legal representation you can trust.

      At Injured 914, our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers that have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injury victims. Contact our office today at (914) 840-5927 to speak with a White Plains bus accident lawyer. There are no fees unless we win. Call today for a free consultation.

      Holding Negligent Parties Accountable in Bus Accident Cases

      Bus accidents in New York may have one or more defendants. Common defendants include:

      The bus driver.

      Poorly trained bus drivers, bus drivers who are distracted, or just a single moment of negligence can cost someone their life. Unfortunately, some drivers even drink and drive. The bus driver may be legally responsible for your injuries.

      Drivers of other vehicles.

      If another driver causes the crash or drives in a way that is irresponsible and causes the bus driver to wreck the bus, they may be legally responsible.

      Bus companies.

      If you were riding on a privately owned bus, the bus company may be legally responsible. Bus companies have a legal obligation to keep their buses in proper mechanical condition.

      State of New York.

      If you are on a bus owned and operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, they could be named as a defendant. However, it is important to note that suing a state agency can be difficult. Our attorneys can help you determine if MTA may be named as a defendant.

      New York Bus Accident Facts & Statistics

      The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is one of the largest transportation systems in the country, providing service throughout New York City, New York State, and Connecticut. According to their website, they have over 5,900 vehicles in their bus fleet with over 200 local bus routes. On an average weekday, over 1.7 million people ride the bus in New York City with the busiest bus routes located in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn.

      • Last year, the MTA reported an 11 percent increase in the number of “bus customer accidents” to the New York Post. Data provided by the MTA to the Post indicated that many customers were injured by “throwing movements” and slips or falls. Injuries from bus collisions also increased slightly from 1.2 percent to 1.8 percent, as noted in the article.
      • In 2018, the Post reported on the high number of MTA buses that were involved in collisions. Over a three-year period, buses were involved in over 20,000 “crashes, collisions and other mishaps.”
      • In addition to MTA buses, the Westchester County Department of Transportation operates the Bee-Line. According to their website, this regional bus system serves over 27 million riders each year, including providing transportation throughout the county to schools, jobs, and recreation. Local buses have been involved in a number of accidents, including a multiple-vehicle collision that left two people injured, as reported by News 12 Westchester.
      • One of the deadliest bus accidents in the area involved a tour bus that crashed on Interstate-95 after returning from a Connecticut casino. The driver, as noted in reporting by The New York Times, may have been traveling at a high rate of speed when he says he lost control of the vehicle after a tractor-trailer “clipped” the bus. The bus collided with a guard rail before slamming into a support pole, killing 14 people.

      Whether you were a passenger, occupant of another vehicle, pedestrian, or bicyclist, we can help. If your injuries are caused by a bus driver’s negligent or careless act, you deserve compensation. Call our office or fill out our online contact form to discuss your case with an experienced White Plains bus accident lawyer today.

      Insurance and Bus Accidents in New York

      Bus accidents in New York, particularly if they are owned and operated by MTA, will likely result in an insurance company contacting you. They want to settle your claim for as little as possible. Do not sign anything from any insurance company until you talk to us.

      Common Causes of Bus Accidents

      There may be multiple contributing factors to a bus accident. Some of the most common causes include:

      • Driver inattention
      • Distracted driving
      • Driver fatigue
      • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
      • Speeding
      • Aggressive or reckless driving
      • Operator inexperience
      • Mechanical malfunction

      Our attorneys will conduct a thorough, independent investigation to determine who can be held responsible for your injuries. In some cases, there may be multiple defendants that can be held liable. We will subpoena all relevant evidence in your case, including the driving logs and safety record of the driver. Contact our office immediately to get your bus accident claim started.

      Contact Our Attorneys Now About Your Bus Accident

      When you suffer serious injuries, you may be unable to work or perform your normal routine. You need an attorney with a proven track record. At Injured 914, we have recovered over $100 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injury victims. We are committed to providing you the aggressive, personalized representation you need to get the most money in your case.

      If you are injured because of someone else’s negligence or wrongful act, contact our office to speak to a White Plains bus accident lawyer today. All consultations are 100% free and without obligation.

      Call today at (914) 840-5927 or fill out our online contact form to speak with an attorney.

      Helping Injury Victims Get the
      Compensation They Deserve

      Over $100 Million in Verdicts & Settlements for Personal Injury Victims

      When you’re injured in an accident, it can be hard to know where to turn. You need someone who doesn’t just know the law. You need a lawyer who will fight for you to recover the compensation that you need and deserve. For over 35 years, we have represented accident victims and their families to help them maximize their recoveries.

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      Testimonials & Success Stories

      taylor dolcetaylor dolce
      14:45 13 Sep 23
      Jeff Carton and the team were amazing! I had a complicated litigation matter and they made it simple and seamless. Everything was well explained and communicated throughout the process. I would highly recommend Jeff and the entire team at Denlea & Carton!
      Jaimie CawleyJaimie Cawley
      13:13 12 Sep 23
      I cannot be more pleased with the Denlea & Carton firm. The wonderful result of my litigation case far exceeded any expectation. I especially appreciate the work and effort by partner, Jim Denlea. He took up my cause and ultimately was responsible for the great success achieved.
      Aimee LoMedicoAimee LoMedico
      18:36 22 Feb 23
      The Denlea and Carton firm did an excellent job with my case. They explained every aspect of the case and guided me through the entire process. Every time I contacted them with a question or they reached out to me I was met with professionalism, kindness, and an overall willingness to help. I would highly recommend them for litigation services. Their sense of compassion made dealing with a difficult situation bearable. I couldn’t thank them enough.
      Mike PerezMike Perez
      16:57 29 Dec 22
      Hi Mr.John LeifertI just wanted to shoot you a quick note to thank you again for your services. My car accident, I was incredibly stressed the full dealing with insurance companies and sorting out what was my next step towards my injuries. Especially since it was my first time involved in any type of traffic accident, I was so lost and confused!Luckily I discovered your service at the perfect timing. You were able to make sense of the multiple demand letter requests, photo evidence, and medical documents that kept my case in track. You always make sure to follow up with me. I'm so happy we were able to receive a successful outcome. Good luck to you and your associates and thank you again.Miguel Perez
      Joshua EvansJoshua Evans
      01:38 15 Dec 22
      It was ok 😐
      Brandon KommerBrandon Kommer
      13:09 12 Aug 21
      When I needed to take on a leading US automaker, I turned to the White Plains law firm of Denlea & Carton and their commercial litigation team. They filed an action in Federal Court and after three years of hard fought litigation, they helped me to obtain a great result ! Not only for myself, but for consumers around the country. Jeff, Jim and everyone at the firm were superb. They communicated with me regularly, and ensured that I understood everything that was happening. I couldn’t be happier about my representation. If you need a firm that gets great results, and isn’t afraid to go up against large corporations, look no further than Denlea & Carton!
      Laura LaSpisaLaura LaSpisa
      14:26 29 Jun 20
      I researched quite a few firms before deciding on Denlea & Carton, and I couldn’t be happier that I did. They surpassed my expectations in every respect. They were kind, patient, and extremely knowledgeable. They treated my case as if it was their own, and never backed down from the fight with the defendant until they obtained an incredible result for me. There is a difference between law firms, and I’m glad I took the time to realize it. I would recommend Jim and Jeff (and everyone else who helped me) without hesitation. They’re terrific!
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      Meet Our Attorneys

      Upon graduation from law school, Jim became a Westchester County Assistant District Attorney.

      James R. Denlea

      James R. Denlea

      For much of the past decade, Jeff has been recognized annually by his peers as a New York “Super Lawyer”

      Jeffrey I. Carton

      Jeffrey I. Carton

      Bob is an experienced class action lawyer, who has achieved hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for aggrieved

      Robert J. Berg

      Robert J. Berg

      Lindsey Leibowitz, Of Counsel, is an experienced Intellectual Property lawyer specializing in trademark and copyright

      Lindsey Leibowitz

      Lindsey Leibowitz

      Amber Wallace is an experienced complex commercial litigator and a perennial Super Lawyers “Rising Star.

      Amber Wallace

      Amber Wallace

      For over two decades, John has been litigating cases in Federal, state and municipal courts throughout New York and

      John Leifert

      John Leifert

      Craig Cepler is an experienced litigator who has handled all types of cases for clients, including commercial

      Craig Cepler

      Craig Cepler

      Steven has 30-plus years of experience handling complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation, and is a trusted advisor

      Steven Schoenfeld

      Steven Schoenfeld

      Stan Sharovskiy is an experienced commercial litigator and has represented clients in a wide variety of legal matters

      Stan Sharovskiy

      Stan Sharovskiy

      Phil has more than 30 years of experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation and dispute...

      Phil Smith

      Phil Smith

      Martin is a transactional attorney with over 30 years of experience in entity formation, mergers, acquisitions,...

      Martin McCann

      Martin McCann

      A former federal prosecutor, Catherine Friesen is an experienced litigator who has practiced extensively...

      Catherine Friesen

      Catherine Friesen

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