Kingston Train and Bus Accident Lawyers
Protecting the rights of clients injured in train and bus crashes across the Hudson Valley
Across New York State, millions of people use mass transit as their primary source of transportation. Dependability, affordability, and safety are just some of the many reasons people choose to use mass transit over owning and operating cars. People use buses and trains to get to and from locations in a timely manner. When we trust in the service of mass transit, we hope that they will take all precautions to ensure our safety. This is often the case but traveling on buses and trains come with risks. Buses share the road with other drivers and collisions happen regularly. Trains can injure passengers with sudden starts and stops, excess speed around curves, and even derailment. When these massive vehicles are operated recklessly, passengers are at risk of injury. If you have suffered injuries caused by a bus or train incident, contact an attorney immediately. As many of these crashes involve municipalities, you do not have a lot of time to file a lawsuit. If you need quick and effective representation, contact Jeff Brody Injury Law.
Bus crashes happen often in New York. Like any other motor vehicle on the road, buses are susceptible to incidents that put its passengers at risk. Passengers can be hurt quite easily in bus crashes. Many buses do not come with seatbelts and problems can lead to terrible results. Even sudden stops and starts can lead to injured passengers. Sometimes, injuries can be caused by a bus that drops passengers off on dangerous parts of the road. This can lead to slip and falls, pedestrian accidents, and more. If you have been injured on a bus because of negligence, you should contact Jeff Brody Injury Law.
Train accidents are less frequent than bus accidents. Trains are often safer because they are not subject to the variables that buses face on the roadways of New York. Most train passengers are not protected by seatbelts or constraints. When a train operator speeds around turns or starts and stops irresponsibly, a passenger can get hurt. Train derailment, though rare, can cause catastrophic results, including deaths. If you have been injured in a train crash, contact Jeff Brody Injury Law.
Municipalities may be to blame
If you are injured on a bus or train, you may have to bring a lawsuit to a municipality. Suing a municipality for a personal injury claim is very different that suing a private or commercial party. To file a lawsuit with a municipality, you have 90 days from the date of the injury to file a Notice of Claim. The municipality will request a hearing to assess the validity of the claim. If you satisfy the legal standard to sue the municipality, you have 1 year and 90 days from the incident to file suit. If you are injured on a municipality owned vehicle, contact Jeff Brody Injury Law.
Contact an Ulster County personal injury law firm to represent your interests
If you have been injured on a bus or train, you should explore your legal options with an experienced Ulster County personal injury lawyer. Jeff Brody Injury Law has been of service to Kingston, Ulster County, and all of New York for over 30 years. Attorney Brody has successfully represented the interests of New York clients through a variety of personal injury matters. Bus and train crashes can be serious situations. If you need our legal services, contact Jeff Brody Injury Law for a free consultation.