Bus Accident Lawyers in New York: What We Do
Anyone who has been in a bus accident knows that it can be a traumatic experience. Bus wrecks often cause severe injuries to you due to their size. At the Law Offices of G. Oliver Koppell in New York City, we understand the intricacies of a bus accident case and have a reputation for results in ensuring justice and fair settlements for our clients.
Understanding the Bus Accident Law
Bus Accident Law is regulated on the local, state, and federal level and falls under the Interstate Commerce Act as it involves providing transportation to people as part of a business. Common carriers have a legal responsibility to show a higher duty of care than non-commercial drivers, and failure to do so can be considered negligence.
When a person is injured as a passenger on a bus, special rules may apply, especially if the injured person is a minor, ill, or disabled. Bus accident cases have a statute of limitations. Special notices may need to be filed within a certain period before filing a legal claim. If you or a family member has been injured due to a bus accident, it is advisable to consult with an attorney experienced in common carrier law.
What about Bus Accidents Involving Municipal Buses?
Accidents involving municipal buses can be quite intricate and overwhelming as they are owned by the government. There are special laws that apply to cases involving government entities. However, this does not mean that you lack legal recourse. Our experienced bus accident lawyers can review your case and provide advice on the best course of action.
At the Law Offices of G. Koppell & Associates, our lawyers will determine liability and explore all possible sources of compensation. If you decide to pursue legal action against a government agency, it is essential that you provide written notice of the bus accident injury within six months. Once we are retained to represent you, we will take immediate steps to ensure that all aspects of your case are handled in an efficient and timely manner.
A Trusted Reputation
The Law Offices of G. Oliver Koppell & Associates is committed to providing our clients with the best service possible, ensuring that every client receives timely and thorough legal advice to get the best possible outcome. The most important service that our bus accident lawyers provide is helping their clients receive the compensation they are owed following a bus accident. They are experienced litigators who handle all aspects of the claim process, including gathering evidence, developing a legal strategy, filing paperwork, and representing their clients in court.
Our attorneys also inform our clients of their rights and must provide appropriate advice and representation when dealing with insurance companies. Our bus accident lawyers will also go the extra mile to assess the client’s case for any additional compensation that can be sought, such as punitive damages.
Call The Law Offices of G. Koppell & Associates at (212) 867-3838 for a FREE consultation or use our online contact form. You can also visit our offices at 99 Park Ave, Suite 1100, New York, NY 10016.
Based in New York, we serve all of NYC, Yonkers, Nassau, Westchester, and the surrounding communities.
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