Serving New York (NYC), Queens, Astoria, Great Neck and Long Island
New Yorkers regularly depend on the bus system for transportation. Unfortunately, bus accidents are a regular occurrence on the busy streets of New York, and injuries in these accidents are often catastrophic. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a bus accident, you need an experienced attorney who can help ensure you receive the compensation that you deserve.
New York bus accident lawyer Marc Albert has been helping injured victims like you for more than 15 years. He has seen the devastating impact these accidents have on the victims and their families, and he will fight aggressively to ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way.
A Complex Area of Law
Bus accident claims are highly complex. There are numerous National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) regulations governing commercial bus companies, most notably with respect to the hours of service for bus drivers. Unfortunately, bus companies don’t always follow these regulations – paying far more attention to booking trips and making money than issues of driver fatigue and passenger safety. Many bus accidents occur when these regulations haven’t been followed. Through his extensive experience in handling bus accident claims, Mr. Albert knows what to look for and which documents to request in order to determine whether these regulations have been adhered to.
There are many factors that can contribute to a bus accident. Frequently, the problems start as early as with the hiring and training of the bus driver. Not only is the hiring of inexperienced and unskilled drivers a regular occurrence, but many companies employ training programs for new drivers that last only a few days. The dangerous combination of these deficiencies often puts new drivers with virtually no experience and limited training behind the wheel of a bus full of people within a matter of days of their hire. Mr. Albert knows how to evaluate hiring and training records to determine if bus drivers have been properly screened and adequately trained.
A Track Record of Success
Bus accident claims are one of the primary focuses of Mr. Albert’s practice, and he has extensive experience handling these complex cases. During his time running the personal injury section of Seeger Weiss, a prominent New York City law firm, he helped many clients hold negligent bus drivers and bus companies accountable for their actions. His track record of success speaks for itself and includes numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.
In one high profile case, Mr. Albert represented 11 victims in the Windsor Wildcats bus accident. This catastrophic accident occurred when a bus carrying a Canadian female hockey team hit a parked tractor trailer on a highway in Upstate New York. Four people died in the bus accident and many others were seriously injured. In March 2010, in the first trial held in connection with this tragic accident, Mr. Albert was able to secure a $2.25 million jury verdict on behalf of three of the bus accident victims in this case.
Please contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. Mr. Albert serves clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area from his offices in Queens, Manhattan, and Long Island.