Westchester Public Transportation Accident Attorney

Public transportation is highly beneficial for many people living in the Westchester area. Buses and trains provide transportation for those who may not have access to a car. Further, using mass transit helps limit one’s carbon footprint compared to owning an automobile. The use of public transportation does come with its risks. Trains can injure passengers with collisions, abrupt movements, and derailments. And since buses share the road with other drivers, crashes can happen frequently. When operated carelessly or recklessly, these vehicles put their passengers at risk of severe injury. If you were injured in a public transportation accident in Westchester, NY, you might be entitled to financial compensation. Hiring an attorney can put you in the best position to secure a meaningful monetary award and give you the time to focus on what’s most important: Getting Better! The Law Offices of Norman Gershon will help you fight to maximize your reward.

With over 35 years of success in securing financial compensation for clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area and surrounding counties, the Law Offices of Norman Gershon are dedicated to helping those injured in public transportation accidents. Our expertise has helped us recover more than $100 Million in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Contact the Law Offices of Norman Gershon for a free consultation to talk about the details of your case. Call 914-485-1444 or complete our online contact form. 

Causes of Bus Accidents 

With some bus companies placing profit above passenger safety, many large bus crashes and bus rollovers are caused by negligence on the part of the bus driver or company. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), thousands of accidents involving buses and other large commercial vehicles are reported every year. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) estimates that around 13% of fatal bus crashes involve intercity buses, 40% involve school buses, and 35% of all fatal bus crashes involve transit buses. There are well over 20,000 people suffering injuries from bus accidents every year.

Causes of bus accidents include:

  • Driver Fatigue
  • Distracted driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Intoxicated driving
  • Bus driver negligence

Causes of Train Accidents

Beyond being extraordinarily devastating and tragic for the victims involved, train and railroad accidents can also be very complex and challenging for the victims. Each year there are more than 3,000 accidents involving trains. Nearly 1,000 people are killed in these accidents. Most of these involve a collision with a car, another train, or a pedestrian at a railroad crossing. Common causes of train accidents include:

 

  • Mechanical failure

  • Improper maintenance of tracks

  • Speeding

  • Conductor fatigue

  • Distracted operation, and  

  • Missing or malfunctioning signals, lights, or gates at crossings

What Are Some Public Transportation Accident Injuries?

Being common carriers, railway and bus companies owe you a special duty of care. You may be able to recover compensation for your accident-related damages if your injury is the result of a train/bus operator or the company’s negligence. Here at the Norman Gershon Law Office, we will work diligently on getting you a fair settlement for all of your train accident injuries, including:

• Traumatic brain injury
• Lost limbs
• Broken bones
• Back and neck injuries
• Internal bleeding
• Spinal cord injuries
• Paralysis
• Organ damage
• Wrongful death

What Compensation May I receive?

You may have countless medical bills piling up after your public transportation accident in Westchester. To make matters even more stressful, you may be out of work without pay. You should not have to pay out of pocket for the negligence of another. We can help you recover the following losses:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disability

Don’t accept a settlement that won’t even come close to covering your public transportation accident-related costs. Let the Law Offices of Norman Gershon fight to maximize your compensation. We’re available any time – day or night – so reach out to us for assistance today.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Us Today. 

Hiring the right attorney can be one of the most important decisions you can make. Our decades of expertise and experience can help you secure the settlement you deserve. If you or a loved one was injured in a public transportation accident, contact the Law Offices of Norman Gershon by calling 914-485-1444 or completing our online contact form. 

Call 914-485-1444 or complete our contact form for a free consultation.

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