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Bus Accident FAQ

Obtaining the Compensation You Deserve in New York

Capable of immense injury, bus accidents are unfortunately an all too common occurrence in the state of New York. With the large flow of traffic coming in and out of the Long Island, Manhattan and other surrounding suburbs, there is a great risk being taken when boarding any form of bus. As stated by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, the classifications of a bus include any form of motor vehicle that carries a minimum of 10 passengers. Church buses, school buses, trolleys, almost every kind of airport shuttle, transit buses and interstate carriers all fall into this category. For those that have experienced injury as a direct result of a distracted bus driver, malfunctioning bus or other issue, you more than likely have the right to pursue financial compensation.

Common Inquiries Related to Bus Collisions

We have compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions for those involved in bus accidents as a valuable resource. Check back often as we will continue to update this page with informative questions and answers.

Who can get injured in a bus accident?
This includes not just passengers that are sightseeing or on their way to work, it can also include pedestrians on the road, passengers in other cars on the road and bicyclists. Due to the fact that buses are so large and ill-equipped as far as safety features go, they have a greater potential to injure many people at once.

What do you need to do if you have been in a bus accident?
It is always wise if you visit a trained physician right away, even if you don't believe that you have incurred any damage. In more serious accidents, an ambulance should be called so that you do not further injure yourself trying to drive to a doctor yourself. Do not speak with the bus company's insurance company or even your own insurance provider, unless you have first obtained a lawyer. You can easily get cheated out of your rightful restitution if you are not careful.

How long do you have to claim?
According to New York State law, there are statutes of limitation in place that require you to file a claim within 3 years from the date of injury. It is always better to seek legal assistance sooner rather than later. This way you do not accidentally skip out on your opportunity for financial help.

What kind of compensation can you expect to get?
This is a very case specific question and cannot be answered without looking at the details of your case in particular. Our team can investigate the various aspects of your situation and give you a more proper estimate regarding the worth of your case after you fill out our free case evaluation form.

Why should I hire an attorney?
Bus accident claims can often be more complicated than other motor vehicle accidents because they involve more people and additional liability from the bus company itself. Handling the intricacies of your bus accident can be quite difficult to do on your own, so allow a competent and compassionate Nassau County personal injury to come alongside you during this stressful time. Our team works personally with each and every client we take on.

Nassau County Bus Accident Attorney for Over 20 Years

As a member of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, The Law Offices of Charles R. Gueli has the experience and commitment necessary to procure the type of settlement that you truly deserve. Never taking no for an answer, we will fight for restitution no matter how complicated your bus accident case may seem. Time and again, our clients have walked away with favorable results and speak nothing but highly of our firm's devotion to their case. Take a look at the following client testimonial to see for yourself:

"They get the job done. They put a generous amount of time, effort and work into my case instead of just settling. They puts their clients' needs first and strive for client satisfaction."

Offering a free consultation, please do not wait another day to contact our office. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our team is even willing to set up evening and weekend appointments if that works better with your schedule. Our firm is all about putting our clients' best interests first, so do not hesitate to fill out our risk-free case evaluation form today and get on the road towards full recovery! Contact our firm in Long Island to learn more and speak wtih us directly.