New York City Bus Accident Lawyers

New York Personal Injury Attorneys Representing Clients Injured by Buses

Perhaps you were traveling through New York City on a tour bus when the bus driver's recklessness caused a serious accident, or perhaps your child was injured in a school bus when it was sideswiped by a drunk driver. Regardless of the precise type of bus that was involved, you deserve to receive full and fair compensation for any injuries you or a loved one suffered as a result of another party's negligence.

At the premier personal injury law firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy, we maintain a respected reputation for representing bus injury victims with great diligence and skill. Our attorneys are experienced in litigating bus accident cases and have won top verdicts and settlements against some of the biggest bus operators, including the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

Case results include:

  • $6,000,000 recovery for bus passenger injured when the bus collided with another vehicle
  • $3,500,000 settlement for bus operator who sustained serious injuries when the bus was rear-ended by a truck
  • $3,000,000 award for a man involved in a crash with an MTA bus
  • $2,200,000 settlement for a pedestrian struck by an NYC transit bus

If you suffered as a result of a bus accident, you can get legal help today. Call the NYC lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy at 212-736-5300 or fill out our contact form for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.

We handle all types of bus accident cases, including those involving:

  • MTA buses
  • Tour buses
  • School buses
  • Day care buses
  • Church buses
  • Adult care buses
  • Other Public Buses (Bee-Line, NJTransit, Nassau Inter-County Express, etc.)
  • Coach buses (Greyhound, Peter Pan, Bolt Bus, Coach USA, etc.)

In 2016, the Law Firm of Block O'Toole attained 6 of the 10 Highest Motor Vehicle Settlements in New York. We serve the NYC boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island as well as all of New York State.

Bus accident lawsuits can be very complex, as the attorney not only needs to be well-versed in state and local traffic laws, but they also need to understand specific regulations that govern bus operations. In some cases, buses owned and operated by government entities such as the MTA have their own set of rules and regulations.

Additionally, in a bus injury lawsuit, multiple parties can held be responsible for your injuries, including:

  • Other vehicle drivers
  • City and state government entities (for public transit buses)
  • Bus operator
  • Bus manufacturer
  • Management company

Private corporations and local or state governments that own and operate the bus will often work with top defense lawyers and go through great lengths to avoid being legally responsible for your injuries. Not only is it a PR nightmare for them, but paying those injured can affect their business's bottom line. If you've been involved in a bus accident of any kind, it's best to speak with an attorney skilled in litigating bus accident cases to help you get maximum compensation that you are entitled to under the law.

To speak with a skilled attorney about your case, please call: 212-736-5300 .

Bus Collisions in New York City

Unfortunately, the number of buses involved in New York City motor vehicle collisions has been on the rise in recent years. In 2016, there were 7,567 buses involved in crashes compared with 6,204 in 2012, according to data from the New York City Police Department:

Number of bus collisions in New York City – 2012 to 2016

Source: NYPD Data

Bus accidents are serious. Because of the size of buses, a crash can result in severe injuries and even death to pedestrians, bus passengers, and many others. Bus passengers also don't wear seat belts, so a sudden collision can have catastrophic effects, including: traumatic brain injury, paralysis, herniated discs, amputation, broken bones, concussions, and more.

Legal Advocacy Focused On Real Results

Our law firm is committed to fighting for the victims of serious physical or emotional injuries. Serving the entire state, our New York accident lawyers have achieved outstanding results for bus injury victims. Notable verdicts and settlements include*:

  • $6,000,000 recovery for man who was a passenger in an NYC Transit Authority bus when it collided with another vehicle
  • $3,500,000 settlement for bus driver who sustained neck, shoulder, and back injuries when the bus he was driving was rear-ended by a truck
  • $3,000,000 settlement in Brooklyn case for a man who was injured in a crash with an MTA bus
  • $2,925,000 award to driver who suffered back injuries when his vehicle was broadsided by a school bus in Queens, New York
  • $2,270,000 verdict for a bus passenger who was hurt when the bus rear-ended a tanker truck
  • $2,200,000 settlement for a pedestrian who was struck by a NYC transit bus while she attempting to cross the street with the crossing signal in her favor
  • $2,056,656 jury verdict to a Brooklyn pedestrian who was hit by a New York City Transit Authority bus while she was crossing at an intersection
  • $1,750,000 award in Suffolk County case for a woman who sustained lower back injuries after she was struck by a bus that ran a stop sign
  • $1,750,000 settlement for a motorist who suffered multiple bulging and herniated discs in a rear-end accident caused by a school bus in the Bronx
  • $1,500,000 settlement in Supreme Queens case for a 51-year-old man who was rear-ended by a bus
  • $1,490,000 recovery for a 39-year-old man who suffered neck and back injuries after he was involved in a collision with a school bus
  • $1,450,000 settlement for a driver who crashed into a bus when both vehicles were attempting to turn right
  • $1,400,000 settlement for a passenger on a public bus that was involved in a collision with a truck in Brooklyn, New York
  • $1,350,000 awarded to a driver who was struck in the rear by a school bus on Henry Hudson Highway

With nearly 100 auto accident case results exceeding $1,000,000 each, the Law Firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy is qualified to represent victims in crash cases. To read the full list of successful motor vehicle case results we have obtained, please visit our Auto Accident Verdicts & Settlements page.

Contact a Bus Injury Attorney Serving New York

If you were seriously harmed in an accident involving a careless or reckless driver, request a FREE case evaluation from the experienced attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy today. Call us at 212-736-5300, or contact us online.

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*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.