Bus occupants have the right to expect that a bus driver is properly trained, properly licensed, well-rested and ready to operate the bus in the safest way possible to protect the safety of all passengers.
Pleasantville, NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2012
The New York personal injury law firm of De Caro & Kaplen, LLP is honored to have been invited to participate in the formation of a new attorney litigation group devoted to aggressively pursuing the legal rights of passengers injured in bus accidents. Founded at the annual conference of the American Association for Justice, which was held in Chicago, I.L. on July 31, the group was formed with the recognition that the successful legal representation of the victims of bus crashes requires intense knowledge and experience by attorneys skilled in bus crash cases.
New York personal injury attorneys Shana De Caro and Michael V. Kaplen are founding members of the newly established bus accident litigation group, and serve on the group’s board of advisors. For over 30 years they have successfully represented victims of bus accidents in New York State.
Interstate bus accidents are a leading cause of death and serious injury on our nation’s roads and highways. Thousands of injuries are caused every year due to bus driver negligence, as well as the negligence of bus companies in the supervision of bus drivers and the maintenance of their fleets. Hundreds of deaths annually can also be attributed to driver error and the poor safety record of bus companies.
“Bus occupants have the right to expect that a bus driver is properly trained, properly licensed, well-rested and ready to operate the bus in the safest way possible to protect the safety of all passengers. The bus accident attorneys at De Caro & Kaplen also believe that the public has the right to expect that buses are properly inspected and designed, and that all parts of the bus are properly maintained,” said Michael V. Kaplen, a bus accident attorney.
Shana De Caro and Michael V. Kaplen are members of the New York personal injury law firm, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, which is exclusively dedicated to representing the legal rights of accident victims and victims of medical and hospital malpractice. Both New York injury lawyers also hold leadership positions in the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. Shana De Caro was recently elected as secretary of the Executive Board of the brain injury litigation group, while Michael Kaplen has served as chair of the litigation group in the past and continues to serve as a member of its Executive Board.
When bus accidents occur due to driver error, unsafe maintenance, failure to supervise, or because of defects in the bus or bus tires, victims should be able to obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries. When passengers are seriously injured in a New York bus accident, they should retain the services of competent legal counsel and hold any and all wrongdoers accountable.
If you or a loved one has experienced personal injury as the result of a bus accident, the unsafe driving of a bus driver, or poor maintenance of a bus, contact the New York bus accident attorneys at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP at http://www.BrainLaw.com or by dialing 1-866-BRAIN LAW. The law firm also publishes a blog with the latest news and information on traumatic brain injury at http://www.BrainInjury.Blogs.com. For further information, contact Michael V. Kaplen, Esq. at 914-747-4410.