Bus Accidents

Kingston Bus Accident Attorneys

Were You Injured by a Bus While Riding, Driving, or Walking?

Buses are a convenient transportation option that thousands of commuters use every day. Buses also transport kids to school and provide rides to the elderly and others who are not able to drive. Although the people who operate buses are professional drivers, accidents involving buses can still happen and injure passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. If you have been hurt in a bus accident, contact Basch & Keegan LLP to speak with our bus accident lawyers in Kingston.

Schedule a free consultation with us by calling (845) 251-4545 or completing our online contact form.

We Represent Victims of CitiBus and UCAT Accidents

In Kingston, bus service is provided by the city-owned CitiBus system, while service to destinations elsewhere in Ulster County is provided by Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT). The Trailways of New York bus provides transportation to and from New York City.

Although collisions are one of the most significant injury risks involving these buses, the negligence of drivers, administration, and mechanics can contribute to other types of injuries as well. A passenger may be injured because the driver does not wait for riders to sit before turning or breaking, or because a driver closes the door on a passenger.

We Represent Drivers, Bicyclists, and Pedestrians Hit by Buses

In addition to handling cases from bus riders who have been injured in an accident, we recognize drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians who have suffered because of a bus driver’s negligence. We hold liable parties accountable for all injuries involving buses, including collisions with other drivers and pedestrians.

Who is Liable for Bus Accidents?

Bus accidents may be solely the fault of a driver in cases of reckless driving, distracted driving, or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, In many cases, a bus accident may be the result of negligence throughout a bus company or public transit organization.

The party that is liable for a bus accident will depend on the type of bus that is involved. Government entities, schools, and private companies are all entities that may operate buses, and therefore, would be responsible for damages if a collision occurs.

A third party other than a driver or their employer may be liable for a bus accident. Mechanics, vehicle manufacturers, and people who are responsible for maintaining roads could be responsible for damages under certain circumstances.

Bus accidents may be caused by:

  • Reckless driving

  • Driver inexperience

  • Negligent hiring and training

  • Safety violations

  • Distracted driving

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

  • Inadequate bus maintenance and repair

  • Defective vehicle parts

  • Poor road conditions

Bus Accident Damages

Bus accidents often cause severe injury to victims, and as a result, extensive financial and emotional damages.

Most buses do not have seatbelts, and riders may be standing up at the time an accident occurs. This can cause riders to fall, hit their head, or sustain other injuries caused by a lack of safety restraints.

In cases of bus collisions with other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians, life-altering injuries commonly result. The size of buses in comparison to the average car, motorcycle, or bike, and the impact of a bus hitting a person who is walking, often results in catastrophic injuries or may be fatal.

The injuries caused by bus accidents often require expensive treatment to resolve. Victims may be responsible for costly medical bills, lost wages, and other financial damages. Additionally, a victim may sustain non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. The Kingston bus accident attorneys of Basch & Keegan LLP are dedicated to helping you recover the compensation you deserve.

Available 24/7 to Discuss Your Case

To recover from the damages caused by a bus accident, you need the experienced Hudson Valley legal team of Basch & Keegan LLP on your side. We are prepared to take on any case of bus driver and bus company negligence, and offer free consultations to discuss the details of your case.

Send us a message or call (845) 251-4545 to schedule a free consultation with our bus accident lawyers in Kingston.

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