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Helping Families Recover Settlements in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx
Statistically, school buses are one of the safest forms of transportation. But these numbers provide little comfort for victims of school bus accidents, or for their families, whether the victim was struck by a bus or injured as a passenger.
For over two decades, our Brooklyn bus accident lawyers at Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices have helped families recover settlements to help ease the physical and emotional toll of bus accidents. Recently our attorneys recovered one million dollars for a rider who suffered severe injury and disability through a collision with a school bus.
An experienced New York City school bus accident lawyer will:
- Gather evidence
- Determine who is responsible
- Guide you through the legal process
- Handle all paperwork and communication on your behalf
- Fight for a substantial settlement or award
How Do School Bus Accidents Happen?
Tired or improperly trained operators, faulty or unmaintained vehicles, and dangerous road conditions can all be causes of bus accidents. We have the experience to determine which parties are at fault, the extent of their responsibility, and the amount of damages they should pay.
School buses are large vehicles – often stretching nearly forty feet in length. With eighty passengers aboard the bus can weigh more than 40,000 pounds. At highway speeds, it takes about 300 feet to stop a bus safely. Even at slow speeds, school bus accidents can be gruesome. Drivers are following complex routes, stopping and starting frequently, and often distracted by their passengers. As a result, serious school bus accidents occur far too often.
It is not uncommon for defendants to try to pass the buck, pushing blame onto the injured party. The number of parties makes it easy for school bus accident lawsuits to drag on. Operators, carriers, municipalities, motorists, and insurance companies will all be vying with each other to avoid responsibility. Our firm understands the importance of resolving the lawsuit as quickly as possible so that the healing process, mental and physical, can continue unimpeded.
Our Brooklyn school bus accident attorneys strive to help clients through their recovery process, which often requires extensive medical treatment and costly rehabilitation. Our lawyers and staff make sure our clients receive the personal attention they need.
Don’t hire a lawyer without the determination and experience to take on the multiple entities that can be involved in a school bus accident and come out victorious. Retain an injury lawyer that will get results; get Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices working for you today.
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