Automobile Accidents in New York City

Accident Lawyer Brooklyn NY Representing Injured Victims Of Auto Accidents in New York City

New York City’s streets are crowded—filled with buses, taxis, and cars at all hours of the day. Drivers do all in their power to avoid getting into auto accidents as they rush to their destinations. Most of the time, those drivers succeed in avoiding an accident. On occasion, some are not so lucky.

Accidents do happen unfortunately. Sometimes, car accidents happen in the most unusual of circumstances. Recently, a 20-year old unlicensed driver made an improper turn, causing an accident with a New Jersey bus. The accident left 42 passengers injured, albeit with minor injuries. Fortunately there were no serious injuries or fatalities.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, buses are involved in an average of 800,000 accidents each year. The size of a bus can cause more significant damage to smaller motor vehicles than collisions with similar sized cars. Factors such as the rate of speed or the angle of impact can also result in greater damage.

It can be difficult to determine who is at fault for an accident in which a bus is involved. Liability is of utmost importance for bus passengers as it will determine from whom the passenger can recover damages, if necessary. If the bus driver was at fault, an injured passenger may be able to recover damages under a theory of negligence as well as under a theory that the bus driver has breached a heightened duty of care to the passengers.

Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents in New York

Motor vehicle accidents occur frequently. Most often, they occur as a result of one party’s negligence. This means that one of the parties involved was acting in a manner that violated the “duty” he or she owed to other drivers. Some common examples include:

  • Speeding or driving faster than the speed of traffic
  • Failing to observe traffic signals and signs
  • Distracted driving such as talking on the phone or texting
  • Talking with passengers

You can read more on “Common Causes of Car Accidents” on our Personal Injury Lawyer Blog.

An injured party may be able to recover damages. Damages help the injured party recover expenses stemming from the accident. These expenses can include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and Suffering

Contact a New York Car Accident Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Consultation

Have you been involved in an automobile accident? Contact skilled and experienced Car Accident Lawyer of the The Rybak Firm, PLLC. We will develop a legal strategy to help you recover the damages to which you are entitled. Schedule your FREE CONSULTATION by calling (718)307-5554 today or through our online contact form.

Car Accident Lawyer Near Me

Our offices are located in Brooklyn, NY.  We serve the whole NYC Metro Area and represent clients in every borough of New York City. We provide free transportation to and from our offices from anywhere in New York City. If you are unable to travel to our offices due to your injuries our Car Accident Lawyer can meet you at a hospital or your home.

Our offices are located at:

1810 Voorhies Ave

Suite #7

Brooklyn, NY 11235

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