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Pedestrians Injured by Buses

By Michael LoGiudice
Founding Attorney

Due to the size, weight, and sheer power of a bus, it is no wonder that pedestrians do not fair well when these oversized vehicles come into contact with them. It is a scary thing to see. It is a scary thing to experience. An accident involving a pedestrian hit by a bust can have devastating and fatal consequences. In New York City, the use of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) buses is pervasive. MTA buses swarm the city on a daily basis. When people fail to take the proper care to make sure these buses are safe on the road, injuries happen.

If you were a pedestrian that was hit by a bus, you may have a right to bring a personal injury claim seeking compensation for your injuries. Seasoned personal injury attorney Michael LoGiudice is here to work towards ensuring you are properly compensated for your damages.

Who is Responsible for Paying my Bus Accident Victim Injury Claim?

Depending on what caused a bus to hit a pedestrian, different parties may be held responsible for compensating the pedestrian for his or her industry. Potentially responsible parties include:

    Bus driver: If the bus driver was distracted, driving while intoxicated, or violating the rules of the road when they hit a pedestrian, they will be considered a responsible party in any subsequent injury claim.
    Bus company: The bus company may have failed to provide adequate training for the bus driver. Also, the bus company may have failed to perform requisite maintenance and bus safety checks. Either of these things would expose the bus company to a personal injury claim if it led to injuring the pedestrian.
    Another motorist: The actions of other motorists on the road can absolutely effect the otherwise safe driving and operation of a bus. If a motorist improperly changed lanes or was aggressively driving in a way that led to the bus losing control, that motorist will be considered responsible for the injuries that the resulting movements of the bus caused a pedestrian.

Regardless of who caused the pedestrian-bus crash, the resulting injuries can alter the pedestrian’s entire future. Injuries in these types of cases are often catastrophic and can include:

    Fatal injuries
    Traumatic brain injury
    Traumatic disc injuries to the lumbar and cervical spine
    Broken bones
    Loss of limb

Insurance issues in bus accident claims can be unique and sometimes complicated. For example, if an MTA bus was involved, you may not have to file a claim against an insurance company because the MTA is self-insured. MTA carries its own No-Fault insurance coverage of up to $50,000. Your claim would be processed within the MTA.

Fighting for Victims Injured in New York Bus Accidents

Considering the substantial nature of bus accident injuries and the complicated insurance and liability questions that can arise, you need knowledgeable personal injury attorney Michael LoGiudice by your side. If you have been hit by a bus, focus on your recovery and let Attorney LoGiudice fight for your legal right to monetary compensation.

About the Author
Michael LoGiudice handles all personal injury and medical malpractice claims. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School (1997) and has many verdicts and settlements totaling in the tens of millions of dollars.
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