BUS & MTA Accidents
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public corporation handling public transportation in 12 counties in New York and 2 counties in Connecticut. At Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky, we have handled hundreds of cases involving MTA vehicles and facilities. If you or a loved one have been injured due to negligence by the MTA you will have to follow a unique procedural process in order to recover any compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky are experienced in this field and have received numerous large awards for their clients.
Common causes of injuries or death caused by a bus include:
- The bus starts moving before you are safely on or off it, causing you to fall to the ground and suffer injuries or even be run over by the back wheels of the bus or a passing vehicle, suffering catastrophic injuries such as breaking your limbs or your back, or causing you to hit your head and suffer traumatic brain injuries, or causing serious internal injuries;
- The bus makes a sudden violent start, stop, or jerk that causes you to lose your balance and fall to the floor or be thrown from your seat and suffer injuries;
- The bus gets into an accident with another vehicle when pulling away from a stop when it isn’t safe, causing you and the other passengers to be thrown violently around, or injured by flying glass or other debris.
It is important for individuals injured in a Bus and MTA accident to understand their legal rights regarding their injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Bus or MTA accident, the New York accident attorneys at Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky are dedicated to fighting for your rights. To discuss your case with any of our experienced attorneys, please contact us today at 212-732-3665.
Immediate Action May Be Required
Depending on whether your accident involved a commercial bus or a government vehicle (such as many school and city buses), you may have only a short amount of time in which to file a claim.
Even if you are not certain whether a bus driver or bus company is legally responsible for your accident and injury, you should protect your rights by consulting an experienced attorney. At the New York law firm of Harmon, Linder, and Rogowsky, consultation with a member of our experienced personal injury team is always completely free.
We are happy to answer your questions, even if it turns out you do not have a case. What is important is that you get the accurate information you need and that your rights are protected. Contact us today to see if you have a case, or to answer any questions you may have about a New York bus injury.