New York bus accident attorney Jonathan C. Reiter discusses mechanical failure as a common cause of bus accidents.
NY Bus accidents can be caused by a number of factors including driver error and inclement weather conditions. However, there is a leading cause of serious bus accidents that isn’t typically recognized until months or weeks after an investigation has been completed: mechanical failure.
Earlier this year, a tour bus accident occurred in New York’s Time Square that caused 14 people to become injured, and resulted in the arrest of the driver.
Source: CBS Report “Double-Decker Tour Bus Driver In Times Square Crash Arrested”
“NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The driver of a double-decker tour bus that was involved in a crash with another bus in Times Square, injuring 14 people, was arrested Wednesday, but authorities have not decided whether to prosecute.”
To read more, visit http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/08/06/bus-driver-in-times-square-crash-arrested/.
According to media reports, the driver claimed that a problem with the brakes led to the crash; however, he was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired. Weeks later, authorities determined that a mechanical failure did in fact cause the accident.
Source: CBS Report “No Criminal Charges For Driver In Times Square Tour Bus Crash”
“NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The driver of the tour bus involved in a crash in Times Square this past summer will not face criminal charges.”
According to New York based bus accident attorney Jonathan C. Reiter, investigations are always important for determining the root cause of serious bus accidents, especially when a driver may be facing related criminal charges. It is important to have the correct facts not only to prevent an innocent person from being penalized criminally, but also so that personal injury victims know exactly who is at fault for their injuries in the event that they choose to pursue claims for damages.
Mechanical failure causes hundreds of bus accidents each year, and in many cases manufacturers or bus owners or operators are liable for damages sustained by victims. Mechanical failure immediately raises a question as to whether the bus was properly serviced and maintained. An attorney with experience in prosecuting bus accident cases can obtain the necessary records and information to show that negligent maintenance of the bus by the bus company was responsible for the mechanical failure of the bus on the road, causing serious injury or death to passengers.
The Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC is available to help those who have questions about their legal options if they are involved in a bus accident in New York or elsewhere and aren’t sure who may be responsible for compensating them for their injuries, pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost earnings or other damages they have incurred. Individuals who need help for their bus accident claim can contact the firm for a free case review today.
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