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Injured in a Bus Accident?

Experienced Bus Accident Law Firm Serving Injured Claimants in Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York

If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a bus accident in the Massachusetts, New Jersey, or New York areas, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Bus accidents quickly become a serious danger and a much-discussed issue by safety administrations and agencies across the United States.

While bus crashes have been occurring since buses were invented, there are more greater number of vehicles and more distractions on the road than ever. A bus accident can not only be a case of severe driver negligence but can also cause potentially life-threatening injuries.

If you would like to discuss your legal matter, please contact Neil R. Marion Injury Law at 862-377-9079.

Bus Accidents in massachusetts

In 2018, there were 5,096 fatal crashes involving large buses and trucks, according to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Among these fatal crashes, transit buses contributed to 35%, while another 40% of all fatal accidents tragically involved school buses.

Given that the MBTA, NJ and NY Transit stand as some of the largest transit authorities in the nation, catering to millions of passengers and conducting more than half a million daily bus trips, bus accidents in Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey are relatively common.

Neil R. Marion Injury Law, PLLC is equipped to handle a wide range of bus accident cases, encompassing various types such as:

  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MTBA) buses
  • New Jersey Transit
  • New York Transit
  • Brockton Area Transit (BAT) buses
  • Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) buses
  • Greyhound buses
  • Tour buses
  • School buses
  • And more.

If your accident involves a large bus, the situation can quickly become complex. Contact our law firm today for adept guidance through Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York’s intricate legal framework.

dangers of bus accidents

In the absence of seat belts in the majority of buses, even a minor bus collision can have adverse effects on passengers. The most prevalent injuries include concussions and whiplashes, along with common occurrences of back, shoulder, and neck sprains. In cases of more substantial accidents, passengers might be propelled from their seats, resulting in potential collisions with the bus’s top or sides, leading to severe contusions or fractures. In some instances, these injuries could tragically lead to fatalities.

Causes of BUS ACCIDENTS AND RESULTING INJURIES

There exist numerous factors that contribute to bus accidents. On occasions, the bus operator’s lack of attentiveness might result in collisions with other vehicles. Additionally, attempts by other cars to abruptly merge in front of a slower-moving bus can lead to the driver swerving and causing an accident. Such incidents frequently arise during the busy morning and evening commute times for work and school. Occasionally, an inadequately addressed defect in the bus could play a role, stemming from inadequate repairs by the bus company. Lastly, adverse weather conditions or subpar road conditions can also contribute to bus accidents.

Given the substantial size and weight of buses traversing the Boston area, bus accident victims often endure more severe injuries compared to victims of car accidents. Certain victims might encounter long-lasting challenges, particularly those unrestrained within the bus or pedestrians navigating the streets.

At Neil R. Marion Injury Law, PLLC, we’re dedicated to securing equitable compensation for all bus accident injuries, including but not limited to:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Concussions
  • Back injuries
  • Bone and ligament injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Fractures
  • Burn injuries
  • Limb loss
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death of a loved one
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what damages are VAILABLE TO BUS ACCIDENT VICTIMS and what is THE VALUE OF MY BUS ACCIDENT CASE?

At Neil R. Marion Injury Law, PLLC, we understand the significance of maximizing compensation for those significantly injured.

In Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey, accident victims have the right to hold accountable parties liable for both economic and non-economic damages. This encompasses possible reimbursement for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Future medical costs
  • Physical therapy or rehabilitation
  • Property damage

Compensation also extends to address the emotional aftermath of the accident, covering aspects such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental distress
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of companionship

With shared responsibility for the accident among multiple parties, compensation can be apportioned based on each party’s degree of fault. 

The value of your bus accident case hinges on several primary factors:

  • The severity and permanence of your injuries
  • Your ability to work during recovery and potential return to work
  • Your post-recovery earning capacity
  • Services required during recovery
  • How the injury has altered your life

Responsible parties may attempt to diminish your claim’s value by placing blame on you. A successful attempt might deprive you of your right to compensation. In accordance with Massachusetts and New Jersey’s modified comparative negligence laws, compensation is attainable as long as your responsibility for the accident is less than 51%. In New York, on other hand, you simply need to show that the Defendant had even the slightest amount of fault. If shared fault emerges, prompt legal counsel is crucial to protect your rights.

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