Bus operators must comply with federal and state regulations. If safety rules are ignored, passengers and other motorists are at serious risk.
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2012
The driver and 23 passengers on board a low-fare casino bus were injured in a bus accident in New York, reported The New York Times (7/4/2012). Auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand the bus hit a center median barrier on Interstate 95 in New Rochelle, crossed over three lanes, then slid approximately 500 feet along a concrete barrier.
The bus had left the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut and was heading home to Flushing, Queens, New York at the time of the bus accident. [The New York Times reported that no other vehicles were involved.
This latest New York bus accident happened approximately two miles away from the site of the March 2011 bus crash that killed 15 people on a casino bus traveling to Manhattan.
This bus accident also follows the largest single federal crackdown on the low-cost bus industry which occurred in May. Federal transportation safety officials shut down more than two dozen low-fare bus operations that mostly ferried passengers along the East Coast I-95 corridor, reported [The New York Times(6/1/2012). The crackdown came after a series of fatal bus accidents in the past few years.
“Bus operators must comply with federal and state regulations. If safety rules are ignored, passengers and other motorists are at serious risk,” said New York auto accident lawyer Perecman.
David Perecman understands, the Star Tag tour bus involved in this latest bus accident was not closed in the crackdown.
The Perecman Firm helps those who have suffered injuries in auto and bus accidents in New York. They will fight aggressively and seek the maximum amount of financial compensation injured individuals and their families are entitled to under New York law. Contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York auto accident, medical malpractice, construction accident, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of New York auto accident cases including bus accidents. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03), a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04), and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****.
The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."