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Must Know Info: Municipal Liability and Bus Accidents

In a new Must Know Info article, New York City personal injury attorney Michael Rose outlines the firm’s strategy for municipal bus accident cases and highlights some recent cases the firm has handled.

When a person is injured in a bus accident, it is important their attorney treats the case as though a trial is inevitable. That way, the amount of evidence gathered and experts consulted will be a great benefit to either securing a settlement before trial or provide a strong head start for when the case makes it to the courts.

You can read the article by clicking here.

If you have been hurt in a bus accident, the New York City motor vehicle accident attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, can help you determine who is liable and how to get the compensation you need. Contact our firm at (212) 779-0057 to learn more.


New York City Bus Accident Leaves 11 People Injured

With over 8.2 million people living in New York City, traffic accidents are a daily occurrence across the city. Last week was no exception. Eleven people were sent to the hospital after a bus, a sports utility vehicle, and limousine crashed into each other.

The for-hire limousine, also known as a livery cab, attempted a U-turn at Broadway and 135th street the morning of Feb. 13 when it struck the SUV in the Harlem section of Manhattan.

According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the driver of the SUV then lost control of the vehicle and struck a parked bus head on. Witnesses claimed a couple people in front of the bus “went flying.”

Fortunately, the 11 people hurt in the accident were all taken to local hospitals but did not suffer any life-threatening injuries. Of the 11 injured, five were serious injuries and the other six were only minor.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident caused by another party’s negligence, we want to help. Contact Hach & Rose, LLP, today by calling (212) 779-0057 and learn more about what we can do.

 


Bus Driver Claims He Fainted, Causing Bus to Hit another Vehicle in New York City

The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that a New York City bus driver claimed that he “blacked out” while driving, which caused him to hit another vehicle, injuring three people.

Of the 18 passengers on the bus at the time of the accident, several passengers say that they realized what was happening and tried to help. Guy Praisler, a passenger on the bus, says that he ran to the front of the bus to try to “lean [the bus driver] back and steer a bit.” Other passengers say that they did not realize what was happening; they just noticed that the bus ride became “unstable” and “jerky.”

The bus ran into a parked vehicle on Madison Avenue near 80th street. Two people were taken to the hospital but authorities say that they had non-life-threatening injuries.

If you or someone you love was injured in a bus accident caused by another party, contact the NYC personal injury lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, today by calling (212) 779-0057.


Teen dies after sticking head out of emergency hatch

The horrific death of a 16 year-old boy from Queens made national headlines this weekend after he was fatally injured when he opened the emergency hatch on the top level of a double-decker bus on Friday.

As the teen opened the hatch and stuck his head out, the party bus carrying 65 teenagers to a Sweet 16 party went under a highway underpass near the George Washington Bridge. Several teenagers on the bus saw the gruesome scene and many were covered in his blood.

Law enforcement says the teenager suffered traumatic head injuries, the New York Post reports. The company who owns the party bus plans on conducting an internal investigation.


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