Bus Accidents

Bus Accidents

In the U.S., especially in large metropolitan areas, millions rely on public transportation each day to get where they need to go.  Buses are one of the most popular and reliable forms of public transportation available and, for many, using a bus is much more affordable than owning a car. Buses also take people on long-distance trips, heading to a variety of destinations across the country and giving travelers an opportunity to see the U.S.A. up-close.


In addition, every day in America, millions of children climb aboard those familiar big yellow school buses, headed for a day of new experiences in the world of education. Parents give little thought to allowing their children to ride these buses, assuming that those who drive and maintain them have the best interest of their children in mind.


Unfortunately, however, buses of all types are involved in thousands of accidents each year. As a matter of fact, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles reported more than 2,400 school bus accidents within the state in 2009 alone and thousands more involving city buses. Frighteningly, dozens are injured or die in tour bus accidents each year as well.


At the Law Offices of New York bus accident attorney Harley Fastman, we recognize that many of these accidents may be the result of negligence. These traumatic accidents are often caused by issues such as poor driver training, driving under the influence, speeding or other reckless driving practices, poor roadway conditions, and improper vehicle maintenance.


We recognize that due to someone’s blatant disregard for the safety of others, lives can change in just minutes. In an accident involving a bus, the bus almost always wins, resulting in traumatic injuries that might include amputation, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, brain and other head injuries, internal injuries, burns, and breaks. Fatalities occur regularly as well.


Obtained $2.15 Million Settlement

14 year old pedestrian hit by bus resulting in loss of two toes.

New York bus accident lawyer Harley Fastman, along with our team of experienced legal assistants, has seen the tragedy that comes with serious bus accidents. Families are often burdened not only with the care of a seriously injured loved one but are also left with piles of medical bills and other expenses that can be more than overwhelming. That’s why the Fastman team fights for the rights of bus accident victims!
With a goal of obtaining ample compensation to help with expenses, replace lost wages, and compensate for pain and suffering, New York bus accident attorneys like Harley Fastman and his associates investigate all the details, getting to the bottom of the source of the accident so that negligence is exposed. We know how to deal with difficult insurance companies and others who stand in the way of justice. Recognizing that this is a difficult time for bus accident victims, our compassionate staff keeps the ball rolling without undue stress on the victim and his/her family, aiming towards a fair settlement made in a timely manner.


Other motor vehicle accident cases accepted include:


Car Accidents

Truck Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents


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