During this morning’s early commute, multiple people were hurt in car accident involving a New York City bus and two cars. The accident happened in the Harlem section of Mahnattan on Frederick Douglas Boulevard and West 135th Street just before 7 a.m. Most of the injured people were passengers on the bus, on their way to work. Several people were taken to local emergency rooms due to their injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident while a passenger on a bus, the lawyers at Morgan Levine Dolan, PC can help. There are many legal challenges facing passengers in bus accidents, even though you did nothing to cause the accident. For example, many times the owner of the bus will refuse to pay your medical bills. The bus company with say your own car insurance must pay the bills, even though your car was parked at home and not involved in the accident. Sometimes the bus company says your job should pay the medical bills if you were working at the time of accident.
Even more importantly, there are very short time periods you have to file the right paperwork to have your medical bills covered. An application for No-Fault benefits must be filed within 30 days of the accident, or your medical bills may not be covered. This is why it is so important to contact our office imemdiately to determine which insurance company is responsible for your expensive medical bills.
Call the lawyers at Morgan Levine Dolan, PC to discuss these and other legal issues arising from an accident involving buses, cars or other motor vehicles.