Bus Accidents And Personal Injury Claims

Tour buses, city buses, school buses, commuter buses, charter buses and other buses regularly travel throughout the New York City metro area. While the vast majority of trips are without incident, bus accidents can and do happen. In recent years, there have been numerous high-profile bus crashes.

Recently, a bus driving back from Connecticut's Foxwoods Casino to Queens crashed in New Rochelle. Two dozen passengers sustained severe injuries.

In 2011, a bus heading back from Foxwoods crashed in the Bronx, killing 15 people and injuring many more. The bus driver in this accident allegedly was speeding and according to reports, had not slept, outside of naps, for three days prior to the accident.

While most bus accidents do not receive this level of publicity, passengers, pedestrians and other drivers are seriously injured in private and public bus accidents all the time.

Representing People Harmed In All Types Of Bus Accidents

If you were injured in a bus accident, it is crucial to work with lawyers who can identify every potentially liable party in order to help you recover all available compensation. We are the personal injury lawyers of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C.

From our office in Manhattan, we represent people throughout the region. Our firm, founded in 1965, is now led by partners Mitchell Sassower and Carl Lustig. Our partners' efforts are supplemented by a number of skilled, forward-thinking associate attorneys and staff. We can take effective action for people injured or killed in private or public bus accidents.

In bus accidents, there can be many different negligent parties, depending on the circumstances of the case. For instance, the bus company usually is liable for negligent actions of the bus driver. In public bus or school bus accidents, a public or municipal authority may be liable. Different rules apply for bringing suit. You may have to act quickly to bring a Notice of Claim.

You can depend on our law firm to fully develop the evidence in your case and identify all appropriate parties.

Were You Injured In A Bus Accident?

Our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We accept all injury claims on a no-recovery, no-fee basis. Call us locally at 212.732.4992, call us toll free at 800.340.4992 or complete our online contact form to begin.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.