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New York has one of North America’s most extensive transportation networks, with millions of people relying on buses for public transport each year. Unfortunately, bus accidents sometimes occur. Suppose you were involved in an accident with a New York city bus. In that case, you should immediately contact an NYC Bus Accident Lawyer and sue the at-fault parties, especially if you were seriously hurt. But who exactly is liable for your injuries in a New York City bus accident?
york-city-bus-accident-liability”New York City Bus Accident Liability
If you are a passenger on a New York City bus and that bus is involved in an accident, whoever owns and operates that bus is liable for your injuries. Of course, other parties may be liable for your injuries, such as a distracted driver that caused the crash, a manufacturer that produced faulty equipment, or an entity responsible for that vehicle’s maintenance or road maintenance.
This is also partially the case if you are a pedestrian or driver involved in a New York City Bus accident. Most New York City buses are owned and operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/NYC Transit Authority/ Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority (MTA/NYCTA/MaBSTOA).
Those authorities are responsible for keeping their passengers safe, both in terms of properly maintaining their vehicles, providing safety exits, and other safety measures, and regarding hiring and training drivers who undergo background checks to ensure they are qualified.
Filing a Claim
It doesn’t matter whether the bus was owned or operated by the entities and their employees mentioned above or if you were involved with other public or private buses because proving liability implies taking the same steps.
However, finding out who is liable as soon as possible matters because other laws might come