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Eleven People Injured in Brooklyn MTA Bus Accident

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Eleven people suffered injuries when a driver lost control of his MTA bus on a busy Brooklyn street. According to an AMNY news report, the injured victims included three people in an Uber BMW vehicle that was crossing the intersection of Ralph Avenue and East New York Avenue in Brownsville, one pedestrian struck by a light pole, two other pedestrians struck by debris and five people on the bus including the driver. Police said none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

Out-of-Control Bus Causes Injuries

The bus accident occurred the evening of May 19 when the driver lost control of his B-12 bus traveling east on East New York Avenue. The bus went up on the sidewalk near Ralph Avenue taking down three small trees, a street sign and striking two parked cars. The impact of the crash sent a van careening into a building. The bus then continued into the intersection on Ralph Avenue striking the Uber vehicle with two passengers inside. That brought the bus to a stop.

All injured victims were taken to a local hospital in stable condition. The bus driver’s condition was not immediately known. Despite the COVID-19 lockdowns in New York City, there were several people walking in that intersection, which typically is very busy. Those who witnessed the crash said the bus was traveling at a high rate of speed swerving in and out of lanes.

Police are looking into an allegation that the bus driver fell asleep at the wheel. They are also not ruling out a medical condition. MTA officials said the police gave the driver a blood alcohol level and drug test. But results are pending and no charges have been filed at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this bus accident and we wish them all a speedy and complete recovery.

Liability Issues

Based on this news report, officials have administered alcohol and drug tests to the driver and are also looking into reports that he may have fallen asleep at the wheel. Some witnesses have said that the bus was traveling at a high rate of speed. Driving while impaired, driving a vehicle while fatigued or operating a vehicle at an excessive rate of speed are all examples of driver negligence (carelessness). In such cases, when the bus driver is determined to have been negligent, both the driver and his or her employer can be held financially responsible for the injuries damages and losses caused.

Injured victims can take a number of steps in these types of cases in order to protect their rights. First, it is important they obtain a copy of the police report. Your personal injury lawyer can also help you secure a copy of this report, which contains important details such as time, place, location of the incident, the parties involved and often, who was at fault. Victims would be well advised to get prompt medical attention, treatment and care for their injuries. This establishes a record of the type of injuries they sustained and the treatment they received for those injuries. It is also a good idea to collect as much evidence as possible from the scene of the crash including cell phone photos and videos and contact information for witnesses. Immediately contact an experienced New York City bus accident lawyer who will be able to remain on your side, fight for your rights and help you secure maximum compensation for your losses.

Contacting an Experienced Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, or if you have lost a loved one in an auto accident caused by a negligent (careless) driver, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options, and also fight hard to recover just compensation for you.

For over 48 years, our skilled accident attorneys have established a proven track record of helping injured victims. Our law firm recently recovered $5,600,000 for a bicyclist who was hit by a van, and $2,550,000 for another victim of a truck accident, and $3,000,000 for a pedestrian who was hit by a car, and the full $1,000,000 insurance policy for a pedestrian who was hit by a truck, and $4,625,000 for a driver who was in a car and was hit by a van, and $2,500,000 for a man who fell through an improperly secured hole. Also, one of our clients obtained a verdict for $43,940,000 and another of our clients got a verdict for $23,500,000, both in medical malpractice cases.

Please contact us TOLL FREE 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). WE CAN EVEN COME TO YOU. There is no attorneys’ fee unless we recover money for you. We can also help with personal injury and medical malpractice cases in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.

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Source: https://www.amny.com/police-fire/out-of-control-mta-bus-rampages-through-brooklyn-street-leaving-11-injured/

Chanel Faces Allegations that Its Talc Products Cause Mesothelioma

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Chanel is facing a product liability lawsuit in New York state court and allegations that its after-batch talcum powder products contain asbestos. The lawsuit also claims that these caused a woman’s mesothelioma. According to a Law360 news report, the woman said she was diagnosed with mesothelioma and had used the Chanel talc-based products for 30 […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic Leads to Nationwide Bicycle Shortage

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It’s not just flour and toilet paper that are hard to find in these times. You can add another to the list of items in shortage because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a report in The New York Times, the United States is facing a shortage of bicycles as anxiety over public transportation and […]

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Johnson & Johnson Stopping Talcum Powder Sales in the United States and Canada

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Johnson & Johnson is discontinuing its talc-based baby powder products in the United States and Canada after facing thousands of product liability lawsuits that alleged asbestos contamination in them caused cancer. According to a report in Time.com, J&J said it stopped shipping hundreds of talc-based items after coming to a commercial decision to discontinue them. […]

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Worker Fatally Injured in Chelsea Explosion

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A worker was killed in an explosion when a fire extinguisher burst inside a United States Postal Service facility in Chelsea, close to a construction site. According to a report in the Gothamist, the man was recharging fire extinguishers inside the Morgan General Mail Facility postal building at 341 Ninth Avenue when the explosion occurred. […]

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New Rules Ease Hours of Service Rules for Truck Drivers

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) last week announced final regulations regarding truck drivers’ Hours of Service rules that dictate how long truck drivers can be on the road before taking mandated rest breaks. According to a report on Roll Call, this directive has been in the works since 2018 and is aimed at […]

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Seven Pedestrian Safety Tips for Motorists

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Most pedestrian accidents across the nation are linked to some form of driver negligence (carelessness), statistics show. In New York City, for example, we frequently see a number of drivers engaging in actions that put pedestrians in grave danger. Even now, with the streets emptying out due to the coronavirus pandemic, the city continues to […]

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Study says Brain Injuries Can Be Debilitating Several Years Later

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A traumatic brain injury can be debilitating for children even seven years after the injury, according to a recent study. A team at the University of Paris-Saclay investigated the presence of and factors linked with self- and parent-reported fatigue seven years after a severe childhood traumatic brain injury. In the study, 38 participants between the […]

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Pedestrian Critically Injured in Manhattan by USPS Truck

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A 59-year-old man is in critical condition after he was struck by a U.S. Postal Service truck on a Manhattan street. According to an AMNY news report, the incident occurred the morning of May 10 near 46 West 14th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Witnesses said the driver of the postal truck was traveling […]

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Woman Dies after Bronx Hospital Caesarean Section

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A 26-year-old mother, who tweeted on April 17 about wanting to write an expose on a Bronx hospital as she dealt “with incompetent doctors” while pregnant with her first child, died less than four days after that post following an emergency caesarean section (C-section) surgery. According to a report in The Guardian, the woman died […]

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