What To Do After Being in a Bus Accident or Train Crash

2 Dec 2016 0

Every day thousands of people in Connecticut and New York rely on bus and train transportation. Trains and buses travel millions and millions of miles more each day in the United States. Both are among the oldest means of transportation, and widely considered to be safe.

Connecticut is a major hub for passenger bus transportation services, including school buses, Connecticut transit and interstate buses such as Greyhound, Peter Pan, and the relatively new Bolt buses. Major transportation providers including Greyhound, Peter Pan, Connecticut Transit, Bolt, and Fung Wah carry thousands of people every day.

Unfortunately, collisions, crashes, and employee related accidents frequently occur, taking hundreds of lives and seriously injuring thousands more each year.


Passengers trust in public transportation providers

When someone gets onto a bus, he or she trusts that the driver is properly licensed, well-rested and ready to operate the bus in the safest way possible to protect the safety of all passengers. A bus passenger also trusts that the vehicle has been properly inspected and designed, and that all parts of the bus are fully operational. Train passengers trust that railroad companies have inspected train cars, tracks and operating systems to ensure that trains are safe for travel.

Unfortunately, bus and train accidents do occur oftentimes as a result of negligence on the part of the bus driver, train conductor or operators, bus or train service provider or manufacturer. Due to the sheer size of most buses and trains, the injuries involved after a crash can be very serious and even life-threatening. Train crashes can also have secure consequences for those who escape the crash with critical physical injury, emotional and financial damages. Passengers involved in accidents not only suffer serious physical injuries that can require hospitalizations and ongoing medical care. Injured victims may also lose the ability to work or earn income. The long-term consequences of an accident of this nature can be devastating, so it is crucial to take action early if you or a loved one has been involved in a bus accident in Connecticut or New York to ensure your rights are protected.


Your rights after being injured in a train crash or bus accident

If you or a loved one were injured in a railroad accident you or your family may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of Benefits
  • Disability Pay
  • Scarring
  • Emotional Pain and Suffering
  • Medical Expenses
  • Funeral Costs
  • Loss of Quality of Life

We handle bus accident lawsuits for bus passengers injured in accidents caused by other motorists on the road, and represent injured motorists involved in accidents with buses. Our firm handles all types of bus accident cases for injured victims, including:

  • Accidents on Connecticut Transit, Greyhound, Peter Pan, Bolt, Fung Wah, and other local mass transit carriers
  • School bus accidents
  • Accidents on charter bus tours
  • Bus accidents involving sight-seeing buses
  • Shuttle bus accidents

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a bus accident or train crash that happened in Connecticut or New York you may be entitled to compensation.

You need a law firm who understands your case and has the experience and resources to help you recover fair and reasonable compensation for the physical, financial and emotional damages caused. For over 30 years, our firm has fought to protect the rights of victims injured in common carriers. We have handled accident lawsuits for individuals and families throughout Connecticut and New York, recovering millions in verdicts and settlements.