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New York City bus accident attorney Jonathan C. Reiter fights for injury victims

Bus accidents in New York City often result in serious injuries or fatalities. If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a bus accident in New York, contact Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC. Our experienced NYC bus accident attorneys will fight for your rights and will not rest until justice is served.

Don’t simply assume that your family will be fairly compensated for your bus accident. In many cases, the New York City Transit Authority and its insurance company does not offer bus accident victims enough money to cover the true cost of their accident.

That’s not right. That’s why we work so hard on behalf of bus accident victims in New York. Remember, you didn’t do anything to cause your injury. Why should you have to pay for someone else’s careless or reckless behavior? Contact us. We can help. Call (212) 736-0979.

In addition to mass transit accidents involving buses, we also handle accidents in New York involving:

  • Charter bus accidents
  • Private bus accidents
  • School bus accidents

What are the common causes of bus accidents in New York?

Bus accidents in New York City happen for many reasons. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Distracted bus drivers
  • Asleep at the wheel bus drivers
  • Speeding bus drivers
  • Untrained bus drivers
  • Mechanical problems
  • Poor vehicle maintenance
  • Unsafe conditions
  • Hazardous weather
  • Negligence by other drivers near the bus

Who investigates bus accidents in New York City?

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates bus accidents in New York City. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) also investigates bus accidents involving its buses in the New York City.

No matter who’s investigating your accident, it’s important to have someone personally investigating your bus accident – an advocate who is looking out for your best interests. That’s why people throughout New York regularly hire us. We have years of experience. We are well-versed in New York’s laws and deliver results.

Why should I hire New York personal injury lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter?

If you have been injured in a bus accident in New York, the law entitles you to compensation if the accident was caused by negligence or recklessness. The NYC Transit Authority is responsible for maintaining all city buses, and ensuring that all bus drivers have been properly trained.

If a bus rider sustains an injury due improper maintenance or bus driver negligence, the NYC Transit authority may be liable.  As a result, you may be entitled to compensation for your past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and additional financial hardship and emotional distress, among other damages.

In one particular case, we secured a $3 million settlement for a bus accident injury victim. In another case, we obtained $875,000 for a bus passenger who sustained a serious injury when his scooter tipped over on the bus. The bus driver failed to properly secure the scooter. Attorney Reiter proved that the plaintiff, a polio victim since childhood, had relied upon his shoulders to walk with crutches, and as a consequence of the accident he would no longer be able to use crutches and would be confined to a wheelchair. At trial, the jury awarded attorney Reiter’s client $875,000.

Case results matter here. Discover what we can do for you. Contact us.

We want to meet with you and take the time to learn about your case. We want to develop a strategy that suits your specific needs. People don’t want excuses when they have a serious legal problem. They want solutions. They want results.

Successfully solving clients’ problems drives us to work harder every day. We’re proud of our case results. Our settlements and verdicts are about more than just dollars and cents. Our work allows victims and families to hold corporations responsible for their actions. Our work changes people’s lives.

Make your case count. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation today. We’re conveniently located in The Empire State Building in Manhattan. Best of all, you only pay us if we win. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis.

Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC – passionately pursuing justice, one case at a time.

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Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

Lenox Hill Hospital

A 652-bed teaching hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital is located in the Lenox Hill neighborhood at 100 E. 77th Street. This 652-bed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan serves mostly patients from Manhattan, but other patients are admitted from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island and throughout the tri-state region. Anyone who suspects negligence after treatment should speak with an experienced attorney immediately.

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Bellevue Hospital Center

Bellevue Hospital Center at 462 1st Avenue has 828 beds and experiences 115,797 emergency room visits each year. Bellevue had a higher rate of infections compared to hospitals in other states, according to a New York State Department of Health Report in 2009. Anyone who is injured by the negligence of a doctor or nurse at this Manhattan hospital, the oldest in the United States, will need an experienced attorney with experience and resources needed to take aggressive action.

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New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital

Lower Manhattan Hospital at 170 William Street in New York is one of the main campuses of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. This hospital, with 170 beds, provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services. According to an article in the New York Post, New York-Presbyterian scored 18 percent below average for patient safety in a ranking of hospitals by Consumer Reports magazine. Patients who suspect medical malpractice should not hesitate to arrange a consultation with a New York City attorney who can investigate and hold the negligent medical care provider accountable.

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Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The main hospital known as the Petrie Division is located at First Avenue and 16th Street. But Mount Sinai Beth Israel has other campuses, including Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Union Square. Mount Sinai Beth Israel is a teaching hospital with 1,368 beds. If you suffered any form of negligence while being treated at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, take action immediately to protect your rights.

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at 1275 York Avenue in Manhattan provides cancer care to patients. The hospital is composed of two institutions: Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, which provides patient care, and the Sloan Kettering Institute, which is focused on research. Patients who suspect a failure to diagnose cancer or some other type of hospital negligence can contact a lawyer to discuss options.

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Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital at One Gustave L. Levy Place is a 1,048-bed facility founded in 1852. It is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the country. Consumer Reports rated Mount Sinai 31 percent below average for patient safety. If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice at any Manhattan hospital, don’t wait to contact an attorney to find out if you have a case. You may be entitled to compensation.

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St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center at 1111 Amsterdam Avenue was ranked No. 14 out of the 30 worst hospitals for patient safety, as identified by Consumer Reports. The magazine examined four key measures of patient safety: hospital-acquired infections, readmissions and the quality of communication between staff and patients in regard to medications and discharge planning.

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New York-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center at 630 West 168th Street was described by a lawmaker as having “horrendous conditions.” Emergency room wait times last an average of 85 minutes, which rank among New York’s 10 worst. Any patient who was treated at the 995-bed hospital in Washington Heights and suspects negligence should not hesitate to speak with an attorney for a free consultation.

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Harlem Hospital Center

Harlem Hospital Center at 506 Malcolm X Blvd. received a 20 on a 1-to-100 scale gauging patient safety by Consumer Reports. The hospital received the second worst score in the nation, according to a New York Post report. Harlem Hospital told Consumer Reports it needs to improve in some areas, according to the Post. The hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 272 beds.