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I Was Hit by an MTA Bus in New York City: What Can I Do?

It takes a lot of talent to effectively navigate around New York City. The good news is that the city has a number of transportation options, including MTA buses, that help you get from Point A to Point B. Unfortunately, the drivers operating MTA buses are as human as everyone else in the city. These drivers can get into accidents and leave you financially devastated.

There are steps you can take to get back on your feet after an accident with an MTA bus in New York City. Collaborating with accident lawyers in the area can help you determine the value of any case you’d like to bring to an insurance company or civil court before you start your fight. Let’s break down the steps of your recovery so you can create an action plan. 

Seek Medical Assistance Immediately After the Accident

If you want to recover from an accident with an MTA bus, you need to get in touch with medical professionals immediately. Even if emergency responders helped you into an ambulance and got you to the emergency room, it’s still in your best interest to reach out to your general practitioner for specialized recovery advice.

What’s the point of doing this? Working with your general practitioner and related medical parties helps you establish a paper trail after your accident. All of these medical professionals can attest to the severity of your post-accident injuries. You may later submit medical professionals’ findings to a judge if you want to fight for compensation based on your losses.

It’s even in your best interest to call a doctor if you feel you weren’t injured in an MTA bus accident. Some injuries, including whiplash, don’t make themselves known until your shock dissipates. The sooner you can connect with a medical professional, the more straightforward your upcoming recovery may be.

Break Down Your Accident

If you want to get justice for an accident involving an MTA bus, you need to determine what forms of negligence led to your accident. This process requires you to systematically break down the circumstances that led to your accident. Consider asking yourself the following:

  • What was the bus driver doing at the time of the accident?
  • Did the bus driver seem impaired by alcohol or drugs?
  • Was the driver distracted behind the wheel?
  • Did part of the bus fail before the accident?
  • Were there other drivers on the road who may have caused the accident?

It’s in your best interest to work with bystanders to get the answers to these questions. We also encourage you to take pictures of your accident scene. If you can gather a considerable amount of negligence-oriented data at the scene of the accident, you can more effectively assign liability for your losses down the line.

That said, do not remain at the scene of an accident if you’re severely injured. Your health will always take priority over an investigation into your accident. Likewise, do not pursue the party responsible for your accident. Let police officers and other responding parties do their job while you take stock of your health.

Contact an Attorney

Even if you’re not severely injured after a bus accident, it’s difficult to contend with the scope of your losses. That’s why our team recommends that you connect with a bus accident attorney in New York City. Doing so allows you to learn more about your post-accident rights and the services an attorney can use to make your recovery more straightforward.

Your first case evaluation with our team comes free of charge. What’s more, you don’t have to commit to a civil case if you meet with our staff. Your first consultation lets you get to know us while you learn more about the damages you might receive if you went to civil court.

Weigh the Pros and Cons of Filing a Personal Injury Claim

You are not obligated to file a personal injury claim after an accident with an MTA bus. Doing so can secure you a settlement, though. You may later rely on that settlement to help you pay your bills and recover from your losses.

If you’re not sure whether to take legal action against the party responsible for your MTA bus accident, ask New York’s personal injury lawyers for guidance. Our team can assess the nature of your accident, estimate the value of the case you might bring forward, and offer you recovery advice accordingly.

Learn More About Your Right to a Personal Injury Claim Today

If you were hit by an MTA bus in New York City, you may have the right to take a civil claim against the company. MTA does not benefit from qualified immunity, meaning that you have the opportunity to file a personal entry claim against them without them hiding behind a dissolution of responsibility for your well-being.

You can bring any questions you may have about your right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against MTA to The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP. Our bus accident attorneys can meet with you free of charge to discuss the specific nature of your accident and the value of your possible settlement. Call (516) 358-6900 or reach out to our team online for more information.

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