New York bus accident lawyer David Perecman comments on the serious bus accidents in New York that can and do occur, including the recent Trailways bus accident.
Eight people were injured when a New York City bound Trailways bus rear-ended a tractor-trailer on the New York Thruway near Sloatsburg, New York.
“If the bus had hit a car or SUV instead of a tractor-trailer, this would likely have been a fatal bus accident. A bus and a tractor-trailer are more equal in size and weight,” said New York bus accident lawyer Perecman.
The tractor-trailer driver told police that he slowed down for a car merging into traffic from a rest area. When the truck driver reduced speed, the bus hit him. The bus hit the right rear side of the trailer, crushing the driver's-side area of the bus and trapping the driver, police said.
Unlike some other recent bus accidents in New York, no serious bus accident related injuries or deaths were reported.
“Bus companies have a special duty to provide for passenger safety due to the vehicle size, passenger capacity and to the trust the public puts in them,” said New York bus accident lawyer Perecman, a bus accident lawyer in New York for over 30 years.
New York bus accidents can be caused by a number of reasons including driver error, dangerous road conditions, inadequate driver training and maintenance issues. Regardless of the reason for the bus accident, New York bus accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm work hard to make sure victims of bus accidents, and their families, receive the compensation they deserve.
“A bus company that compromises the safety of passengers should be held accountable,” said New York bus accident lawyer Perecman.