New York Bus Injury Lawyer Adnan Munawar Comments on Fatal School Bus Accident on New York’s Upper East Side

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New York School Bus Injury Lawyer Adnan Munawar, of Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, issues a statement after a school bus full of kids strikes and kills woman on the Upper East Side

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The CBS Local released details of a horrific accident involving a school bus full of children that left a woman dead. (School Bus Packed with Kids Strikes and Kills Woman, May 8, 2014). The bus was taking the students home from their Catholic school last Thursday when it struck a woman, believed to be in her 40s, who was crossing 93rd Street at Second Avenue around 3:30 p.m., according to police. Witnesses say they could see the woman’s legs sticking out from under the bus.

The bus was reportedly carrying six children, ages five to eleven, who are all students at St. Stephen’s of Hungary on East 82nd Street. Authorities stated that the driver was so upset that he collapsed inside the bus and had to be carried away by paramedics. One witness stated that she saw the driver banging on the steering wheel before he fell over in the bus. Local business owners claimed that the particular accident is particularly dangerous because visibility is highly restricted because of the Second Avenue subway construction.

“Our hearts go out to everyone involved or affected by this horrific accident,” said Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP. “Whenever children are involved, there is always an extra level of concern and hopefully the trauma of what happened will not be too damaging. The bus driver sounds completely devastated and hopefully he can recover. Deadly accidents are incredibly difficult and hopefully once more facts come to light, the authorities will have ideas as to how to make this intersection less dangerous.”

“Unfortunately when accidents happen, many people have no idea what to do next. The fact is, anyone who is in an accident may potentially have a claim and they should not hesitate to exercise their rights under the law. Children cannot file claims on their own; a parent or guardian must take action on the child’s behalf. An additional complication with school bus accidents is you might have the city involved with any claim you file, and there are additional requirements for doing so. If your child or a loved one is ever in a school bus accident, you should contact an attorney immediately and find out what your options are under the law. You only ever pay a fee if you win and the consultation is free, so there is no harm in calling. While you care for your child, let an attorney look out for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.”

If you or your child has been injured in an accident involving a school bus in New York, you should contact a New York school bus injury lawyer today at 212.400.4000 to receive information about the your rights under the law and how to pursue claims for the compensation you deserve.

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