Posted: March 27, 2018
In New York City, there are a large number of buses on the roads, including tour buses, city buses, and school buses. Unfortunately, it is relatively common for these buses to be involved in collisions. If you’ve been involved in a bus accident, you may be approached by an insurance company offering a settlement. However, it usually in your best interest to contact a NYC bus accident lawyer before accepting anything.
Reid B. Wissner has experience helping victims of bus accidents get the compensation they need and deserve. Call our office at 212-406-9288to schedule your free, no-obligation legal consultation.
How A Bus Accident Can Affect Your Life
Due to their large size, buses can cause catastrophic injury when colliding with another car or pedestrian. People inside the bus can be hurt as well. Injuries from a bus accident can include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
These injuries can lead to a person being out of work for a good amount of time, and might even interfere with their ability to work at all. Chronic pain from injuries can significantly decrease quality of life. In addition, being seriously hurt can lead to emotional distress and even PTSD.
Many Americans go deep into debt due to medical bills for an accident that was beyond their control. Consult a lawyer before signing anything or accepting any settlements to help make sure this doesn’t happen to you. Personal injury lawyer Reid B. Wissner offers free legal consultations, so you have nothing to lose by calling.
Why Should You Hire A Bus Accident Lawyer?
If you were severely injured, you need someone on your side to fight for fair compensation. Although the settlement offer you get from insurance may seem like a lot, there is a very high chance that it is not the true value of your case, and it may not even cover all of your extensive medical bills. Insurance companies are counting on you just accepting their first offer due to trauma and not understanding how much your claim is really worth, and not knowing just how expensive medical care can be.
Although you may just want to sign whatever papers are handed to you and get it all over with, you are doing your future self a disservice. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you get more compensation than an insurance company will willingly give, and make sure that the settlement you get is a fair value.
A lawyer can also help to determine liability in your case and make sure the insurance company doesn’t try to deny your claim outright. Bus accidents can happen for a number of reasons, and determining who is at fault is key to helping you get maximum compensation.
Schedule Your Free Legal Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, don’t hesitate to contact NYC bus accident lawyer Reid B. Wissner for your free consultation by calling 212-406-9288today. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you don’t owe us any payment until after we have successfully settled or won your case.
We serve clients in New York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan.