Every single day of the year, millions of Americans take public transportation. Most of the time, it can be a good experience. Sometimes though, accidents can happen while you are on the bus just trying to get downtown. A personal injury is sometimes moments away from happening. There is nothing you can do, and it couldn’t have been prevented by you. Someone should have to pay for your injuries. In the city of New York, you could be injured in a bus crash and suffer a personal injury. Always know your rights and always have a plan for the unexpected.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, accidents are the 5th leading cause of death in America. At the same time, crashes, fatalities and injuries involving buses have increased in percentages. Both of these statistics should make you stop and think about your safety. If you ever take the bus or any other form of transportation, you need to know that you are safe. If you are ever in a situation where you aren’t safe and suffer a terrible injury, you may need a lawyer to get you the money you will need for your hospital bills. In New York, public transportation can sometimes lead to personal injuries in terrible vehicular accidents.
In 2013, two major tour bus accidents grabbed attention in the media. One occurred in California and the other in Massachusetts. Many passengers were injured in both cases. The accident in California took 8 people’s lives. People should never ever forget that these accidents happen, and people should always be aware of their surroundings. Always know where exits are and take initiative to avoid any accidents. If the mode of transportation looks unsafe, don’t get on it. Take precautions and follow your instincts. They just might save your life.
About 63,000 buses are involved in an accident each year. About 14,000 of these result in an injured individual. 325 of these result in a fatal injury. This goes to show that a personal injury can happen, especially in New York. Buses and other modes of public transportation are everywhere. Most people take these more than they drive their own cars. People need to be especially careful in New York. If you are ever involved in an accident and suffer a tragic injury, you may need a lawyer.
Between the years 2000 and 2009, about 43,239 people on average in the United States die each year in transportation related incidents. The annual rate of dying during those years was 1 in every 6,800. Sometimes, we take for granted our smooth commute. No one wants to think a terrible accident could happen to them, but it can. Watch your surroundings and always seek help if involved in an accident.
After seeking medical attention, you will need a lawyer you can trust to fight for you. Medical bills will pile up, and it shouldn’t be up to you to pay for an accident. Many lawyers aren’t experienced enough with a proven background showing results regarding public transportation accidents. Pulvers, Pulvers, Thompson and Friedman have been serving greater New York for 70 years and are proven personal injury experts. They will fight for everything you deserve.