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Brooklyn Bus Accident Lawyer

Brooklyn Bus Accident Lawyer

Were you or a loved one recently hurt in a bus accident in Brooklyn, New York? Whether you were a bus passenger, in another vehicle, or a bystander, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and suffering. Contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC. for top-rated legal representation.

You shouldn’t face this alone. Let us put our 25+ years of experience helping injured victims behind fighting for your right to compensation. We fight hard and we get results. We’ve obtained some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the state of New York.

If someone else caused your injuries, you shouldn’t have to suffer the financial consequences. We offer free consultations, so call today at (718) 802-1600 to let a Brooklyn bus accident lawyer get started on your case.

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help After a Bus Accident in Brooklyn

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help After a Bus Accident in BrooklynWhen you’ve been injured in Brooklyn, NY through no fault of your own, whoever caused your accident needs to be held accountable. We have an outstanding track record of making insurance companies and at-fault parties pay up. 

That’s due in part to our founding attorney’s start as an insurance defense lawyer. Now, he uses extensive knowledge and training to fight against those same tactics that’ll be used against you in your case. 

The benefit to you? For many of our clients, it means six-figure awards. Attorney Jay S. Knispel is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and a National Trial Lawyer Top 100 Lawyer for the results he’s obtained for his clients.

When you choose our law firm, we’ll handle every aspect of your case from beginning to end.

We can help by:

  • Launching a full investigation into the accident
  • Obtaining all relevant documents and witness statements
  • Handling all negotiations and communication with insurance companies
  • Sending an experienced trial lawyer to fight for you in court, if necessary

You deserve time to rest. And you deserve to have a premier Brooklyn personal injury lawyer fighting for you in the meantime.

We get consistently im

pressive results due to our extensive experience in all stages of litigation. We know NYC and we know how to stand up to big insurance companies. Call today for a free consultation.

What is My Brooklyn Bus Accident Case Worth?

Your case is going to be different than any other case. It’s unique to you. And we approach it that way by examining the facts of your case and developing a strategy tailored to get you the maximum compensation possible. 

That being said, some factors that affect the value of your case include:

  • The type and extent of your injuries
  • Whether and when you’re expected to make a full recovery
  • Whether you lost (or will lose) wages as a result of your injuries
  • Whether you were at fault for the accident
  • Whether you did anything to mitigate your damages
  • Whether the accident involved a government-owned bus

Cases involving severe injury or death tend to bring larger awards. Whatever the circumstances of your case, you shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistake.

What Kind of Damages Are Available to Accident Victims? 

You’ll generally be able to recover compensation to make you financially whole (economic damages). You can (and should) also be compensated for the emotional toll caused by the accident (non-economic damages).

Economic damages can include compensation for:

  • Medical treatment
  • Lost wages (past and future)
  • Property damage
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses

Non-economic damages can compensate you for:

We frequently consult experts to calculate damages. We want to make sure we have solid support for every dollar you deserve.

In rare cases, you could be able to seek punitive damages. These are available to victims who were harmed by a defendant’s intentional or grossly negligent conduct. 

We’re upfront with you during every step of your case. If we think you can win certain damages, we’ll fight for them. But if see something that will hurt your case, we’ll advise you of that, too. 

Can I Recover Compensation If I’m Being Blamed For a Bus Accident in New York?

Yes. New York is a “no-fault” state, which means that you’ll get some compensation through your own insurance, regardless of fault.

However, the amount available through your insurance may be limited. It’s not likely to cover all of your expenses. Your insurance company will push back on your injury claim. They may even try to deny it. We can help you fight at this stage as well.

If your insurance company refuses to pay up, you can file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company or you can file a lawsuit. You’ll still be able to recover some compensation as long as you are not entirely at fault for the accident.

New York follows a pure comparative fault rule. This means that your compensation will be reduced by the proportion of fault attributed to you.

You can bet that the insurance company will try to place the blame on you. We’ll fight back with a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer with former insurance defense experience. He knows how to beat them at their own game.

We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation For All of Your Bus Accident Injuries

As with truck accidents, accidents involving buses can be devastating because of the size and weight of the vehicles involved. 

We represent clients with all degrees of injuries, including:

Whether you have a minor or permanent injury, we work tirelessly towards getting you compensation to cover your past and future expenses. 

What Causes Most Bus Accidents?

Sometimes motor vehicle accidents just happen. But many accidents involving public transportation vehicles can be avoided. They’re frequently caused by someone’s negligence. Many of the causes are similar to tho

se of typical car accidents.

Some common causes of bus  accidents are:

Your account of the accident will be critical. We’ll listen carefully to your story and then get to work identifying all potentially liable parties.

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Bus Accident in New York?

Negligence requires people to act reasonably under the circumstances. The specifics of proving your case will depend on the facts.

To prove negligence, you’ll need to prove each of its four elements:

  1. Duty: the defendant owed you a duty of case
  2. Breach: the defendant breached that duty
  3. Causation: the breach of duty caused your injuries
  4. Damages: you suffered damages as a result

You’ll lose if you fail to prove even one element. It’s not enough that you were injured, or even that the defendant did something wrong. You have to connect the defendant’s conduct to your injuries.

Some things we might use to prove your case include:

  • Your account of the accident
  • Bus maintenance records
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Testimony or reports from medical, economic, and scientific experts

We meticulously examine all the evidence to build a strong case to support an award of full compensation.

Who Could Be Liable for My Bus Accident?

Buses of all kinds run throughout Brooklyn, NY every day. Liability will depend on the type of bus accident. 

Any of the following parties could be responsible:

  • New York City Transit Authority / Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA buses)
  • Brooklyn City Schools
  • Bus driver
  • Tour bus company
  • Company responsible for bus maintenance

According to the most recent data available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2019, there were 74,000 crashes involving buses nationwide. That’s more than 200 per day.

There were 13,000 injuries and 109 fatalities in accidents involving school buses across the nation in 2019.

Don’t wait. Contact a knowledgeable Brooklyn bus accident attorney as soon as you can after your accident. These cases are complex. You’ll be better off if your lawyer can jump into your case as soon as possible.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Bus Accident in New York?

You have three years to file a lawsuit for injuries. If you’re filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you have just two years. If you were involved in an MTA bus accident or one involving a school bus or other public entity (a good possibility in a bus crash), then you have just one year and 90 days.

Bus cases can involve multiple parties, which might mean there are different requirements for filing. Don’t risk missing these essential deadlines. You risk getting nothing. Contact a reputable Brooklyn personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident to preserve your rights.

Contact Our Brooklyn Bus Accident Lawyers For a Free Consultation

After your accident, we know you’re facing a lot of uncertainty and anxiety. Not to mention trying to physically recover while dealing with unexpected expenses of medical care and missed paychecks.

Let the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel help ease the burden. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars in life-changing awards for clients over the years. We’ll put our more than two decades of experience to work for you.

We never charge for initial consultations, so call today to have a Brooklyn bus accident lawyer evaluate your case.

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New York City Office 

450 7th Ave Suite 409
New York, NY 10123
(212) 564 2800

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Brooklyn Office 

26 Court St., Suite 2511
Brooklyn, New York 11242
(718) 802-1600

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