November 12, 2012 • Bus Accidents
On behalf of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP posted in Bus Accidents on Monday, November 12, 2012.
Residents in New York City who rely on public transportation expect that they will leave their homes, hop on the bus and get to their destinations safely. However, a bus accident can derail people’s plans and leave them with serious injuries.
Today, 20 people were injured in a bus accident near the Lincoln Tunnel. The accident happened around 7:15 a.m. and involved a Martz Trailways bus and a NJ Transit bus. Reports indicate that the Martz Trailways bus rear-ended the NJ Transit bus. Port Authority officials say that two people sustained serious injuries in the crash. Those who were injured were taken to various hospitals in the area.
People who are injured in bus accidents may be forced to undergo surgery and endure months of rehabilitation. Their injuries may prevent them from working. They could even be left with lifelong struggles as a result of a bus accident.
If negligence on the part of one or both of the bus drivers can be proven, victims in this most recent crash may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. After all, negligent drivers should be held responsible for their actions.
Medical bills can quickly spiral out of control. However, an accident victim should be focusing on recovery and not financial difficulties. A successful personal injury lawsuit can provide accident victims with the money they need to pay for medical expenses and to make up for any lost wages.
Working with an experienced personal injury attorney is often best. An attorney can investigate the details of an accident and seek justice for the victims.
Source: New York Daily News, “Accident snarls Lincoln Tunnel Commute,” Barry Paddock, Nov. 12, 2012