When people are injured in New York bus accidents, they tend to have to jump through a few hoops in order to hold the bus driver, the bus line and perhaps the municipality accountable for the injuries and harm they have suffered. However, when someone is injured in a bus accident that was caused by an individual motorist, that person can proceed much like in the aftermath of any other crash. That could be what ultimately occurs on the heels of a Brooklyn bus accident that occurred today that may have been caused by the driver of a privately owned vehicle.
According to the authorities, this Brooklyn bus accident occurred this morning at just after 10 a.m. The driver of a car allegedly ran through a red light on Avenue J at an intersection in Brooklyn and slammed into a B11 bus. While details remain difficult to ascertain, at least 3 of the 12 people who were injured in the crash were passengers on the bus. All of the people who were harmed were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and observation, and no updates were provided on their conditions.
New York Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our thoughts and our support for all of the people who were injured in this Brooklyn bus accident. We hope that they are all able to make fast and full recoveries. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York car accidents. Every year, more than 187,000 people are injured and more than 1,200 people are killed in these occurrences.
New York Serious Injury Lawyers
If the available facts regarding this Brooklyn bus accident are accurate, then it could be possible that the driver of the car was at fault. If that’s true, then it could lead to the filing of New York personal injury lawsuits against that driver by the people who were injured. If these lawsuits are filed and they are successful, it could lead to awards of damages that compensate the plaintiffs for their medical costs, their lost income and their pain and suffering among other forms of loss.
If you or someone you love has been injured in any type of crash, you need to seek the help of New York serious injury lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.