Long Island Bus Accident Lawyers
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 Long Island bus accident lawyer who can help ensure you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Mr. Albert has been litigating bus accident cases for the entirety of his 20 year career. In fact, Mr. Albert has been involved in the litigation of some of the more noteworthy bus accidents of the last decade. For example, in his representation of 11 players and coaches of the Windsor Wildcats – a bus accident which resulted in four deaths and countless serious injuries – Mr. Albert was instrumental in securing a global settlement of $36M for the victims of the accident. The case involved numerous complex issues of law, including the determination as to whether Canadian law or New York law would apply to the case. Although the application of Canadian law would have resulted in a cap on the damages that the injured plaintiffs could have obtained, the Court of Appeals – the highest Court in New York – ultimately decided that New York law should apply to the case, paving the way for a settlement which appropriately compensated the victims of the accident. Read more about the Windsor Wildcats bus accident case here.
Mr. Albert is also currently representing four victims of the fatal crash involving a tour bus carrying a group of Italian tourists who were traveling from New York City to the Niagra Falls area when they were struck by a tractor trailer which had crossed over into the opposite lane of travel and hit the bus head on. The accident resulted in three deaths and numerous serious injuries to the passengers of the bus. Read more about this accident here.
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 bus accident lawyer, 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, experienced Long Island bus accident lawyer, knows how to evaluate hiring and training records to determine if bus drivers have been properly screened and adequately trained.
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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, Long Island bus accident lawyer, 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, New York City bus accident attorney, serves clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area from his offices in Queens, Manhattan, and Long Island.