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Bus accidents have unique legal issues

On Behalf of | Sep 28, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

When people ride public transportation, they expect that they will be able to get where they need to go without any problems. However, there are delays that occur for various reasons. Also, busses drive on the roads with all of the other vehicles that use the roads. As a result, they may be in bus accidents from time to time as well. Bus accidents are similar to car accidents in terms of how they may occur, but there are a few differences between the two as well.

Differences between bus accidents and car accidents

There is one obvious difference between the two and that is that busses are much larger than many other vehicles involved in the accident. They also have many more passengers than a normal vehicle will carry. As a result, bus accidents also can involve many more victims than a normal car accident. Most of the victims may have nothing to do with causing the accident as well.

Passengers in bus accidents can suffer serious injuries as a result. They may require extensive medical treatment and cause people to miss work and lose income. These victims may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and the economic damages they cause. However, another aspect of bus accidents that are unique is that people may need to file lawsuits and seek damages directly from the transit authority. There are a different set of rules that must be followed in order to receive the compensation they deserve.

Passengers involved in bus accidents in Brooklyn need compensation for their injuries just like the victims of any accident. However, people need to know the various rules regarding suing the responsible transit authority for their damages. Experienced attorneys understand these procedures and may be able to guide one through the process.