Bus, Subway and Transportation Injury
Maximizing Compensation for People Injured by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) and Other Public Transportation Organizations
According to The United States Department of Transportation, 95,899 public transportation accidents were reported in 2014.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of top rated injury lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. have collected in excess of $175 million for personal injury cases in Buffalo, New York. Many of those injuries were the result of negligent Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) bus drivers, improperly maintained Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) subway facilities and other wrongdoing by transportation agencies.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and the staff at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. litigate serious personal injury claims every day. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a bus, subway or other public transportation accident, contact us at (716) 839-3939. Our top rated aggressive, tenacious and hardworking bus, subway and transportation injury lawyers are here to help.Following a bus accident, what should you do?
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
Obtaining proper medical treatment for your injuries is the most important thing after any accident.
Dial 911 and Call the Police
It is important that you call the police following an accident. You should call the police after even minor collisions. You are mandated by New York State law to notify the police if someone is seriously injured or killed.
Try to obtain as much information at the scene of an accident as possible. The following is the most important:
- Name(s), number(s) and contact information of anyone involved;
- Vehicle descriptions (make, model, year);
- License plate number(s);
- Identities of witnesses to what happened; obtain their:
- Phone numbers; and
- Insurance information; and
- Pictures and videos of the vehicle damage, your injuries and the scene of the accident.
Retain the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. for Your Personal Injury Claim
There are strict deadlines to bring personal injury claims in Buffalo, New York. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and the top rated staff of the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are aggressive, tenacious and hardworking for you. Our bus, subway and transportation attorneys will work quickly and diligently to gather the necessary information to fight to obtain the best personal injury result for you.Personal Injury Cases Against the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA)
One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to travel in Buffalo, New York is by using the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) Metro system. You can go from Amherst to the Harbor Center downtown for a Buffalo Sabres game swiftly and without the hassle of parking.
According to the NFTA Annual Performance Report for 2018, the NFTA Metro System operators traveled approximately 10 million miles in 2018.
The 2018 NFTA Annual Performance Report also noted that the NFTA Metro System drivers were involved in 224 avoidable motor vehicle collisions in 2018. This is the highest number of accidents in the past 8 years.
The NFTA Metro System is a special defendant. When a personal injury accident involving the NFTA occurs in Buffalo, New York, unique rules must be followed. Our top rated NFTA accident lawyers are experienced with filing personal injury claims against the NFTA.
- A notice of claim, or written notice to the NFTA must be filed within 90 days of the date of accident.
- The statute of limitations, or the amount of time a claimant has to sue for damages when the NFTA is involved, is one year and 90 days from the date of accident.
Our firm works diligently and effectively to ensure that these deadlines are met on behalf of our clients.
In some circumstances, a municipality may require a 50-h hearing during the course of your case. A 50-h hearing is a meeting between the NFTA lawyer and you where you give testimony. At a 50-h hearing, you may be asked:
- When the accident happened;
- How the accident happened;
- Where the accident happened;
- About your medical treatment; and
- About any missed time from work.
The top rated lawyers and paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will prepare you for this hearing and represent you at this hearing. We will attempt to make you as comfortable as possible during this process.
Our trustworthy Buffalo, New York bus, subway and transportation injury lawyers will always fight to obtain the best result for you.3 Most Frequently Asked Questions After a Bus, Subway or Other Transportation Related Injury
- What Should I do Immediately Following a Bus or Subway Accident?
- If I am Injured in a Bus, Subway or Other Accident, Who can I Sue?
- Who Pays for My Medical Expenses and Lost Wages After a Bus, Subway or Transportation Accident Injury in Buffalo, New York?
What Should I do Immediately Following a Bus or Subway Accident?
Immediately following your accident you should:
- Determine if you are injured and seek emergency medical assistance if you need treatment;
- Call the police;
- Gather information from the scene including witnesses’ names, addresses and phone numbers;
- Take pictures and videos of the bus or subway, the scene and your injuries; and
- Call Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of lawyers and paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. to obtain the compensation that you deserve for your injury.
When filing a claim against the NFTA, or any municipality, you must submit a written notice of claim to the entity within 90 days of the accident and there is a very short statute of limitations. It is important to meet with us as soon as possible so that we may preserve your rights.
If I am Injured in a Bus, Subway or Other Accident, Who can I Sue?
If you are involved in a bus, subway or other public transportation accident, there may be multiple defendants that you can sue. You may be able to take action against:
- The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA);
- The driver of a Niagara Frontier Authority NFTA bus; and/or
- The drivers of other vehicles involved in an accident.
Who Pays for My Medical Expenses and Lost Wages After a Bus, Subway or Transportation Accident Injury in Buffalo, New York?
If you were injured in a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) bus, the NFTA’s No-Fault coverage for the bus would pay for medical bills and lost wages.
If you fell because of a defect at a subway station or on the subway premises, your personal health insurance would pay for your medical bills.
There are many other considerations when determining who will pay for your expenses. It is best to call our office today at (716) 839-3939 so that we may determine exactly who is responsible for paying for your medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering as a result of a personal injury.
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!