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Bronx Bus Accident Lawyers

The experienced bus accident lawyers at F&A injury law firm want individuals injured in any type of bus accident to fully understand their rights. Statistics show that over sixty thousand buses are involved in accidents each year.

Under New York law and embodied in the NY Pattern Jury Instructions (PJI) which a judge reads to a jury to allow them to decide a trial, a bus is considered a common carrier. According to NY transportation law section 2:

“Common carrier” means a railroad company, street railroad company, express company, car company, sleeping-car company, freight company, freight line company, baggage company, transfer company, carrier by water, person or the lessee, trustee or receiver appointed by any court whatsoever, owning, operating or managing any such agency for public use in the conveyance of persons or property within this state other than by use of ski tows and other passenger tramways operated at ski centers.  The term shall not include an express company, baggage company or transfer company unless it is operated wholly or in part upon or in connection with a railroad or street railroad or a municipally owned ferry or ferry company operating under a lease from a city or a carrier by water except where it is engaged or may be required to be engaged with a carrier by railroad in the transportation of passengers or property over a through route partly by water and partly by railroad for a continuous carriage or shipment between points in this state.

State or City run buses as well as privately owned and operated bus companies are common carriers as long as bus passengers are being transported in exchange for their payment of a fee.

Common carriers are governed by rules and a bus operator may be negligent if they violate these rules. Negligence is quite simply a failure to use ordinary or reasonable care.

Ways a Bus Owner or Operator May Be Negligent

  • careless, reckless driving
  • drunken driving
  • improper lane change
  • unsafe stop
  • closing bus doors while passengers are entering or exiting the bus
  • stopping the bus in the middle of the street or other dangerous place to pick up or drop off passengers
  • driving long hours and becoming tired; falling asleep while driving
  • failing to check rearview or side view mirrors
  • stopping short violently jerking the bus causing passengers to fall inside
  • failing to repair or maintain a bus
  • dangerous conditions inside the bus such as a puddle, spill, or other tripping hazard
  • New York City Transit Authority buses, MTA Buses, MABSTOA buses in Manhattan or the Bronx, buses run by the MTA Bus Company are all public transportation buses
  • Private Tour Buses including Greyhound, Trailways, Mega Bus, Bolt Bus, Wade Tours and others
  • Sightseeing Buses attract up to fifty million tourists in NYC each year including double decker buses including Big Bus New York, Gray Line, City Sightseeing, Skyline Sightseeing, THE RIDE, and Open Tour New York (Sightseeing buses are not regulated and do not have to report accidents to any NYC agency which is dangerous since there is little penalty for their negligence)
  • School buses are a mix between public buses operated by the NYC Department of Education as well as private buses

F&A Bronx Bus Accident Lawyers are experienced in litigating all types of bus accidents and injuries. With a combined 42 years of experience, we prepare each case carefully for trial. We work with liability experts including bus safety engineers and accident reconstruction specialists. We also work closely with top medical doctors in coordinating our client’s medical care. F&A never charges a fee unless we win your case first. Contact us for a consultation at (212) 222-1111.

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Excellent job on my case. These car accident lawyers answered all my calls and questions. They moved the case through the court quickly and the end result…

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Rick Mogg goes to bat for his clients 100%. Rickydarts

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One of the best personal injury lawyers in ny. I would surely recommend frekhtman & associates to anyone who is searching or a reliable accident attorney or personal injuy lawyer in ny state. Thanks for the help.

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This small law firm was very helpful and friendly. The car accident lawyers treat their clients very well. While my auto accident case was pending, the attorney kept in touch by phone or email and answered my questions. When it came time to go to court, the trial attorney was aggressive fighting for the most possible. Overall excellent.

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Good personal injury lawyers near bronx, ny. I got injured in a car accident all due to the negligence of the school bus driver who was driving recklessly. I received serious injuries and was denied any help from insurance company. thanks to the Frekhtman & Associates. I got compensation for injuries and insurance company was held accountable too for denying compensation.I would surely recommend this law firm to anyone searching for an accident attorney near NY.

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I was very happy with the outcome of my personal injury case. Mr. Frekhtman and staff was very helpful and always kept me updated. Anytime I had a question or concern, he always took time out to respond right away. Thank you Frekhtman & Associates for your hard work and dedication!

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I referred by a friend to a construction accident lawyer here who knew about $2.8 million settlement here for a worker on who concrete fell from the excavator bucket. I have similar job site accident injury from falling debris. I walked in here in Febuary…very happy so far. These boys have my back and listen, bring on best experts and let justice be served!

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The thing that impressed me most about this firm is the fact that they were extremely professional & the staff genuinely cared. The entire team were very accommodating, You can always count on them, They truly work as a team, always received rapid responses & answers to questions or concerns via emails, calls, meetings.The lawyers and staff will make anyone feel very relaxed and at ease, and confident in all of your representation. You an trust them w/ all matters.You can TRUST Frekhtman & Associates firm to have your interest at heart.

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Great communication in both language English and Spanish and also work fast on your case and in your favor all the time i always ask for yahaira she was able to solve all my needs every time i call about the case.

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This firm has good attention to detail and prepares clients the right way. They treat clients like they are a close member of their family. I love that. Also they obtained an amazing award for my case

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My son passed away because of a car accident in Manhattan. Frekhtman and Associates have been extremely helpful in taking me through the litigation process taking care every step of the way. I just want to thank them for all of the amazing work they did for me and my family.

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My son passed away because of a car accident in Manhattan. Frekhtman and Associates have been extremely helpful in taking me through the litigation process taking care every step of the way. I just want to thank them for all of the amazing work they did for me and my family.

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Very hard working attorneys who care about their clients. They took the time to explain things step by step and did not stop fighting on our family?s behalf until justice was served.

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Frekhtman & Associates handled my motor vehicle accident. The case was successfully resolved, in a timely manner, thanks to the great team at Frekhtman & Associates, and especially Jennifer Sheridan. She was helping me with every question or concern, and was always prompt with answers. I am completely satisfied.

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Really good accident attorneys in New York City. I had received serious spinal injuries in a motorcycle accident all due to a negligent car driver. Frekhtman associates from Ny helped me receive compensation which helped me to recover from injuries and other financial losses suffered due to the accident. I would surely recommend them.

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    New York Office

    30 Broad St (Main Office)
    New York, NY 10004
    Phone: (866) 288-9529
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    45 Rockefeller Plaza
    Suite #2000
    New York, NY 10111
    Phone: (212) 796-6939
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    60 Bay 26th St
    Brooklyn, NY 11214
    Phone: (718) 331-7700
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    20 East 205 Street
    New York, NY 10468
    Phone: (718) 733-9300
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    Queens, NY 11375
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