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Hurt On The Bus? Know Your Rights

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Most people realize that it is a good idea to speak to an attorney after a car accident or, at the very least, look into the possibility of collecting compensation for injuries, property and other damages.

Far fewer people know what their rights are as a passenger, particularly on public transportation such as busses, subway trains and ferries.

At Block O’Toole & Murphy, we focus our firm’s practice on protecting the rights of injury victims in New York City, including those who have been hurt in bus accidents.

We hope you will find the following information helpful in the event you or a loved one is ever injured.

1.) Don’t assume you are on your own

You do not assume all the risk as a passenger when you get on a bus or another form of public transportation. The operators have a responsibility to act in a safe manner, and the owners or entities responsible for the vehicle have a responsibility to make sure it is properly maintained.

2.) The government can be sued.

It may not always be easy to go after a government entity for negligence, but it can be done and we have had success in this area of personal injury law.

3.) You do need an attorney looking out for you.

As you seek the compensation you deserve for medical costs, pain and suffering, lost earnings and other damages, you have too much at stake to risk getting bowled over by the insurance companies.

Block O’Toole & Murphy will fight for you. Contact us for a free consultation.


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