While buses are one of the safest ways to get around, bus accidents do happen. Buses are used in places like New York City frequently. Many people in New York rely on buses to get around. They can be one of the main forms of transportation for many people. With MTA buses transporting so many people each day, it makes sense that bus crashes happen sometimes. Also, there are many other kinds of buses such as school buses that are used daily.
In 2015, there were over 32 thousand fatal vehicle accidents in the United States. Only around 250 of these involved a bus. And, only around 4 percent of nonfatal accidents in 2015 involved a bus or large truck.
Bus accidents are more likely to result in injuries than fatalities. But, because buses are large and can be hard to maneuver and have large blind spots, they can get in accidents.
In 2015, there were nearly 50 deaths to bus occupants. There were 14,000 bus crashes in 2015 that caused injury.
If you’ve been seriously injured in a bus crash and the accident was caused by someone else acting negligently or recklessly, you could seek monetary compensation for your injuries by filing a personal injury claim.
If you have questions about a claim in New York, contact us at Frekhtman & Associates today at (212) 222-1111. We are happy to talk to you about your claim.
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