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Bus Accidents

If you have suffered an injury or damages as a result of a bus accident, you need an experienced lawyer who can help you receive the compensation that you deserve.

A Complex Area of Law

Bus accident claims are complex. There are numerous National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) regulations governing commercial bus companies, most notably with respect to the hours of service for bus drivers. Unfortunately, bus companies don’t always follow these regulations – paying far more attention to booking trips and making money than issues of driver fatigue and passenger safety. Many bus accidents occur when these regulations haven’t been followed.

There are many factors that can contribute to a bus accident,  often starting with the hiring and training of the bus driver. Not only is the hiring of inexperienced and unskilled drivers  a too-regular occurrence, but many companies employ training programs for new drivers that last only a few days. The dangerous combination of these deficiencies often puts new drivers with virtually no experience and limited training behind the wheel of a bus full of people within a matter of days of their hire.

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A Track Record of Success

Mr. Albert has extensive experience handling these complex cases. During his time running the personal injury section of Seeger Weiss, a prominent New York City law firm, he helped many clients hold negligent bus drivers and bus companies accountable for their actions. His track record of success speaks for itself and includes numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.

In one high profile case, Mr. Albert represented 11 victims in the Windsor Wildcats bus accident. This catastrophic accident occurred when a bus carrying a Canadian female hockey team hit a parked tractor-trailer on a highway in Upstate New York. Four people died in the bus accident and many others were seriously injured. In March 2010, in the first trial held in connection with this tragic accident, Mr. Albert was able to secure a $2.25 million jury verdict on behalf of three of the bus accident victims in this case.

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