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What to Do If Your Child Is in a NY School Bus Accident?

Buses carrying students and commuters are commonplace, especially in New York. It’s no wonder, then, that buses are involved in about 63,000 crashes annually. Sadly, many of these crashes involve school buses or private carriers contracted to transport students. School bus accidents can run the gamut from minor fender benders to catastrophic accidents with serious injuries and even fatalities. Fortunately, accidents of this magnitude are relatively rare, but any school bus accident is traumatic for […]

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Common Bus Injuries That Can Result from Crashes in New York

  Did you hear about the school bus in Brooklyn that overturned back in early January? Eight people – including kids – were rushed to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn and Maimonides Medical Center with what officials said were minor injuries, and an investigation is currently underway.   When you hear stories like this, it can make you wonder how safe buses really are and what kinds of injuries can occur when one gets into an accident. […]

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Know the Two Types of NYC Public Transportation Accident Lawsuits

  On Sept. 18, three people were killed and 16 were injured when two buses crashed in Queens at around 6:00 am.   One bus was a city bus, the other a tour bus. The city bus was driven by a long-term employee of the MTA. The city bus driver turned right and crashed with the tour bus. During the accident the buses spun, and authorities say that speed may have been a factor.   […]

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Why It’s Safer to Ride the Bus in New York City

As New Yorkers, we’re pretty lucky to have a public transportation system that can get us from Point A to Point B in a decent amount of time – no matter how far away in our city those points are. Compared to other cities around the country, more people here prefer to use public transportation to get around instead of a car, and for many different reasons. Let’s talk about buses specifically. Not only are […]

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Texting and Driving Accident Lawyer in New York City

Texting and driving is a real problem. In a society obsessed with technology, disconnecting is tougher than ever. This is true even in situations that deserve our attention the most, like driving. Distracted driving is illegal in New York State. If you were injured in an accident caused by a driver who was texting and driving, contact an auto accident lawyer to protect you.     In New York, texting and driving is not the only form […]

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What Happens If I Have A Public Transportation Injury?

We know that mass transit in New York City isn’t always the most fun way to get around town. Everyone has a story or two about watching a fight break out or how an issue caused annoying delays.  Delays can be a real annoyance, but a public transportation injury is far worse.   Sometimes, however, hazards on the subway are more than just annoying or frustrating – they can cause serious injury. If you slip and fall […]

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A Stroke is Preventable With Regular Health Screenings

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus driver suffered a stroke recently and slammed the bus that he was driving into more than a dozen parked vehicles.  The accident occurred at Nassau Avenue and Sutton Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  Nearly 20 cars were damaged across a two block radius.  Some vehicles received minor scrapes while others received more visible damage with broken mirrors, dented doors, missing mirrors and tires, and front and rear-end bumpers crumpled.  One car was even pushed […]

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