Bus Accidents

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Hours of Service Laws Protect the Public from Fatigued Truck and Bus Drivers

In March 2011, a Chinatown bus carrying passengers from a casino in Connecticut to Manhattan flipped on its side and slammed at high speed into a highway signpost. The post ripped the bus apart, killing 15 passengers and...more

Wilson Elser and NTSB General Counsel Co-Author Guide to NTSB Accident Investigations

In This Guide: - 1 Abstract - 1 The NTSB - 2 Initiation and Nature of NTSB Investigations - 3 On-Scene Organization - 3 NTSB Investigation Groups - 4 Parties to the Investigation - 5...more

Weekly Law Resume - February 22, 2013: California Highway Patrol Has No Duty to Come to Aid of an Injured Party Absent a “Special...

Greyhound Lines, Inc. v. Department of the California Highway Patrol California Court of Appeal – Fifth District (February 14, 2013) In general, absent a “special relationship”, a person who has not created a peril...more

Caught By Accident — Protect Your Compensation

In the early hours of a November morning, two buses in the express bus lane heading into Manhattan collided outside the Lincoln Tunnel in Weehawken. A Martz Trailways bus struck the rear of the NJ Transit bus injuring 20...more

Bus Accidents – You Never Know

On Friday evening over the Labor Day weekend 2012, a 16-year-old boy from Queens boarded a bus with 65 friends to go to a sweet 16 party. The double-decker bus had just crossed over the George Washington Bridge to New Jersey....more

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