Bus accidents are a fairly common occurrence, especially here in New York. It’s an unfortunate reality but one that must be taken into account when using public transport. And if one of these accidents happens to you, it can be discombobulating, and knowing what to do next can be confusing. That’s why the Law Offices of Reid B. Wissner are here to help you navigate submitting a bus accident claim. Our bus accident lawyers will walk through what happened and give our professional opinion if you have a viable claim to make. From there, we can advise you about what type of claim to make and which has the best potential for earning you compensation. Continue reading to find out more.
The Accident’s Cause
Some accidents are more involved than others. Depending on how many factors or parties were involved, your case could be easier to create and defend. However, some are cut and dry and simply come down to the negligence of another driver. In this case, you could start a third-party claim with that driver's insurance in search of compensation. However, if the accident was caused by some other factor like faulty machinery, poor road safety measures, or various other environmental causes you may be able to formulate a larger case.
Who Could Be at Fault?
Looking at as many factors as possible after your accident to find the cause is crucial to your case. Many doors leading to better compensation can open if there was indeed a fault with something outside of driver error. Perhaps a mechanic did not service the bus correctly, or road workers did not set up proper warning signs, these factors involving larger corporations can lead to better compensation if it was found that negligence was in play. It's important after your accident, if possible, to get as much info as you can, take pictures, write down what happened, and seek out any outstanding causes.
Considering the Future
The reason we encourage this level of examination is that injuries sustained in a bus accident can be debilitating. They can negatively affect you for the rest of your life. That’s why we want to have the best chance possible in formulating your case so that you can get the highest potential for compensation. So don't wait, give the Law Offices of Reid B. Wissner in New York, NY, a call today at 212-406-9288.