The dangers of the NYC bus systems
The Transit Authority governs most of the New York City bus lines. If you are involved in a New York City bus accident, you must file a no-fault insurance claim with your own car insurance company or the insurance company of a person in your household. However, since many New Yorkers do not own a vehicle ― and therefore do not have an insurance policy ― most injured bus passengers must file against the Transit Authority. Moreover, since the Authority is self-insured, you must deal directly with them when filing a claim. They cover up to $50,000 in no-fault benefits, regardless of the severity of the injury. If your injuries meet the threshold of “serious injuries,” you may file a lawsuit to cover additional medical costs, lost wages and compensation for pain and suffering. Always consult a New York City personal injury attorney to learn more about your rights.
You can sustain injuries while boarding a bus or while the vehicle is in transit. Many bus accidents in New York are caused by:
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