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We Help Victims Of Bus, Plane, Ferry And Train Crashes

Each year in Poughkeepsie and all over the Hudson River Valley thousands of people will be injured on a bus, train, ferry or plane. Some people will have to deal with life-changing injuries including paralysis, amputation or permanent and chronic medical complications.

If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt in a mass transportation crash (bus, train, ferry, etc.), you need a law firm with a strong focus and proven results in public transportation injury cases. The team at Rutberg Breslow Personal Injury Law has helped many victims of train accidents receive the compensation they deserve. We handle cases all over New York. Find out more in a free consultation: 845-846-8120

Common Issues With Mass Transit Crashes

User errors such as distraction, maintenance failures, and inadequate inspection are the most common reasons that bus, ferry, plane and train crashes occur. Third-party lawsuits can happen when a crash or injury is caused by a design defect or an engine or parts malfunction.

Bus Crashes

Bus accidents are usually caused by driver negligence, either the driver of the bus or of another motorist. We have extensive experience with a wide range of motor vehicle accidents. When you come to us, we will quickly assess your case and let you know how we can help and the next steps to take. If the bus collided with a truck, you may also have a truck accident claim.

If you or a family member is seriously hurt in such an accident the medical care costs can have a permanent negative effect on your finances. Ongoing care, equipment, testing, surgeries and lost income are often far more costly than one initially plans for. These costs become extremely expensive and usually far exceed the average person’s budget. You need support quickly. As attorneys who have extensive experience with a broad scope of personal injury case types, we will help you maximize your settlement and ensure that your full medical expenses, the impact on your life, and your pain and suffering are recognized by the court.

Plane Accidents And Crashes

Each year the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports on thousands of aviation accidents and hundreds of deaths from crashes. Many of these are in private airplanes and are due to pilot error. Other injuries are caused by:

  • Weather
  • Poor plane maintenance
  • Inadequate inspections and repairs
  • Defective design

Aviation authorities such as the FAA, can assess pilot, company and manufacturer fault and violation. The FAA has the power to suspend or revoke the Air-Operator Certificate of an airline. It is not unusual for the FAA to investigate crashes. When they cite an FAA violation, legal claims such as personal injury claims, are often strengthened.

Train Accidents And Crashes

Thousands of accidents happen on New York railways each year. Statistics by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) cite that a person or vehicle is hit by a train about every three hours. Almost all of these accidents involve some type of property damage. These crashes can also involve personal injury and death. Studies show that railroad crossings that don’t have sufficient warning signals and safety devices are the root cause of many crashes. Operator error is another leading cause of collisions and derailments. We will investigate your accident to determine what caused the crash. When the railroad or the train operator can be shown to be negligent, we will pursue a personal injury claim on your behalf.

We Are Ready To Help

Our experienced attorneys stand ready to help. We provide critical legal aid to the injured across New York. Work with our fierce legal team today. Call 845-486-0270 to schedule a free appointment and case evaluation. Have a question? Reach out to us via our online email form.