Injuries on buses occur many times each year due to failure to follow established safety rules, poor maintenance, driver negligence and other operator failures. This is especially true in Western New York. Bus drivers have an obligation to keep bus passengers safe and free from injury.
Many times bus drivers act unreasonably in the face of an unforeseeable or known danger. By ignoring the rules of the road, bus companies cause many injuries which could have easily been avoided.
Depending on the operator and owner of the bus, there may be special rules that apply to your case. The bus companies are not on your side and are not there to protect you in the event you are injured by a bus or are injured as a passenger on a bus.
The following considerations should be kept in mind when pursuing your bus accident case.
- The type of bus – different timelines apply to the ability to bring your claim depending on the owner of the bus, i.e. city, student, private coach.
- No-fault laws are different in bus cases.
- How will I pay for medical bills and cover lost wages?
- There are commonly known rules, which if followed, almost always keep the bus safe for passengers and other drivers.
We handle many bus cases and have the experience to move your case forward in an effective and efficient manner. If you or a loved one have a significant bus injury, call Feroleto Law at 716-854-0700. We have the skill and knowledge to expertly handle your case and will work hard to see that you are treated fairly.