Injured Passenger in an MTA/NYC Transit Bus Accident
I’m an Injured Passenger in an MTA or NYC Transit Bus Accident.
New York City is an amazing city that offers so many things to its residents. Our transit system is definitely one advantage of living in the city. We offer multiple ways to navigate without having to own your own car, thereby saving you a great deal of expense. The downside to public transit is definitely felt when there is an accident. It doesn’t feel so privileged at that point. While traffic accidents involving mass transit, busses, subways, and such are not an everyday occurrence, they happen frequently enough to cause concern.
If you are involved in an MTA or NYC Transit bus accident, remain calm and document everything you can. Ask for an ambulance and police response. Takedown the bus number and the bus operator’s name and the name and contact information of any witnesses. After you receive medical attention for any injuries that you have, contact us immediately. Bus accidents can be extremely dangerous for not only passengers but pedestrians and bicyclists as well. The sheer size of a bus navigating through tight and congested New York City streets lends itself to the possibility of accidents. We commend public transit drivers for their skill and abilities and know that it can be a challenging job, but we also understand the trust placed in them to transport our residents safely.
Common Causes of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and NYC Transit accidents
Traffic accidents are commonly caused by distractions, and public transit is no exception. Distractions aren’t just people using cell phones, they can come from any area, whether it’s on the bus itself, or outside. Debris around the driver can be a distraction as we saw earlier this year in an NYC bus accident case.
Regular maintenance of public vehicles is something we take for granted, but shouldn’t Our hope as we step into the bus or onto the subway is that all routine maintenance has been performed properly and correctly at the correct intervals. Failure to properly maintain a vehicle is a disaster waiting to happen.
Public Transit accidents can be more complicated
Mass transit accidents are more complicated by the sheer size and scope of everything involved.
- Busses carry more passengers
- There could be multiple vehicles in addition to the mass transit vehicle
- Larger accidents may cause more severe injuries
- Multiple insurance carriers will be involved
- Determining who is at fault can be more complicated
- There is a need for greater data collection
- Multiple legally responsible parties
- Complicated corporate insurance structures
All of these factors involved can lead to a long process to determine who is at fault and who is responsible, along with multiple medical injuries sustained by many people and you can see why you would need to speak to an attorney who is experienced in handling this specific type of accident case. Finding the right attorney who has the time to devote to your specific circumstances yet still has the experience to handle large complicated cases is where Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C. Auto Accident Attorneys, stands out. Our boutique firm is experienced and aggressive enough to find value in your case.