New York has the subway and Boston has the “T,” but public buses remain ubiquitous on the streets of both northeastern cities. Traveling by bus is one of the most popular ways to get around these urban hubs because of its affordability and reliability, but like any other motor vehicle, buses can and do get into collisions.

 

Unlike cars, trucks, and SUVs, though, most buses do not provide their passengers with seat belts. Therefore, when a bus is involved in some kind of wreck, devastating injuries are likely to result.

 

If you were hurt while riding the bus in New York City or Massachusetts, contact Charnas Law Firm. Attorney Scott Charnas has been successfully handling personal injury and wrongful death claims for more than 25 years. Call 212-980-6800 to schedule a free case evaluation with a personal injury attorney.

 

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Qualities to Look for in a Bus Accident Attorney

 

Since various government entities are responsible for managing city buses, personal injury claims involving bus accidents tend to be complicated. Suing a government agency is always more challenging than suing a private individual or organization because there are additional requirements and specific procedures you must follow. Therefore, it is essential to find the right lawyer to represent you.

 

Qualities worth valuing in bus accident attorneys include:

 

  • Applicable Experience: The lawyer whom you ultimately hire not only should practice personal injury law but also should have experience going up against government agencies such as the local municipalities responsible for maintaining bus routes.

 

  • Availability: The best attorneys make time for their clients no matter how busy they are. Although they might delegate some of the simpler casework such as document preparation to other members of their team, they will still provide personalized and attentive counsel by meeting with clients one-on-one and responding to all calls and emails in a timely manner.

 

  • A Commitment to Excellence: The best bus accident lawyers have a history of satisfied clients and an impressive track record of securing sizable settlements and verdicts on their behalf. These attorneys know how to devise winning strategies in even the most complicated scenarios, and they are not afraid to take a case all the way to trial if the opposing party refuses to cooperate.

 

  • Compassion and Empathy: Injured parties deserve legal counsel from someone who understands their situation. Look for an attorney who is caring and compassionate during the initial consultation but seems willing to take an aggressive approach when negotiating with the opposing party.

 

Discuss Your Case with a Bus Accident Lawyer Today!

bus-business-commuters-808846-min-5ba86c1477eb0If you want to file a personal injury claim after getting hurt in a bus accident in Massachusetts or New York City, turn to Charnas Law Firm. Attorney Scott Charnas has an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating given. Call 212-980-6800 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation with a bus accident attorney.