Two people sit next to each other on a bus or tram with an orange and wooden interior. The background features the blurred, bustling cityscape seen through the open window, enhancing the sense of movement and urban life. Both individuals are slightly out of focus.

Bus accidents can be deadly, and unfortunately, they’re not exactly rare occurrences. If you are someone who has been harmed as a passenger in a bus accident, it’s in your best interests to retain the services of the knowledgeable and dedicated Westchester County auto accident attorneys here at Hausman & Pendzick. Here are some of the questions you may have about bus accident claims and how we can help you through each step of the process ahead:

What are the most frequent causes of bus accidents?

Bus accidents happen for a variety of reasons, but they are usually the fault either of negligent bus drivers or other negligent drivers on the road. The party you will sue for your injuries depends largely on who technically caused the accident. Just some of the most common causes of bus accidents include bus drivers texting while driving or operating their vehicle while under the influence, bus drivers failing to account for blind spots, or sudden stops and starts. They also happen when other motorists violate the rules and regulations of the road, thereby crashing into a bus as a result. If you were hurt as a passenger in a bus accident, regardless of who caused it, there’s a strong chance that you’ll qualify for financial compensation.

What’s the timeframe for filing bus accident injury claims in NY?

If you are hurt in a bus accident, you should understand that it’s always best to speak with our experienced Westchester County personal injury attorneys sooner, rather than later. This is because, depending on who owned the bus, you may have very little time to bring a claim. While the statute of limitations in New York is typically three years, you may only have a matter of a few months to bring a Notice of Claim if the bus was owned by the state of a municipality. If you have any further questions about bus accidents in New York and how we can help if you’ve been wrongfully hurt in one, all you need to do is give us a call today.


Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.