41 People Injured in Brooklyn Bus Accident Involving Driver Who Allegedly Fled From Police

Forty-one people were hurt in a recent public bus accident in Brooklyn. According to Fire Department of New York Battalion Chief Mike Breslin, the driver of a sports car was allegedly fleeing from police when he ran a stop sign at the intersection of Albany Avenue and Herkimer Street. A Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus carrying dozens of passengers was reportedly unable to stop and collided with the vehicle on the driver's side door.

Following the crash, emergency responders were forced to use the Jaws of Life to extricate the driver of the sports car and his passenger from the accident wreckage. Both men sustained severe injuries in the collision. In addition, 10 bus passengers were reported to be seriously hurt and 29 others were treated for minor injuries. Breslin stated none of the injuries were deemed to be life-threatening.

Although they don't always involve a police chase, car accidents like this one happen every day in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and across the nation. Unfortunately, you are placed at risk of harm or death each and every time you travel on roadways in our state by car, truck, motorcycle, or even a public bus. If you were injured as a result of another person's negligent act, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation for your harm.

An individual who was hurt in a preventable traffic wreck may recover for his or her medical expenses, lost wages and benefits, pain and suffering, and any resulting temporary or permanent disability. Even if you were somehow partly to blame for a collision, you may still be entitled to recover financial compensation for a proportion of your harm. The amount of time you have to file your personal injury claim is limited. You are advised to contact a New York personal injury attorney as soon as possible following an injury accident.

Please contact the caring personal injury and accident lawyers at the Paleudis Law Firm, LLC if you were hurt or lost a family member in a preventable New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut bus or other vehicle accident. Our experienced attorneys are available to help you recover the damages you deserve after an unexpected injury. At the Paleudis Law Firm, LLC, our diligent advocates have more than 45 years of experience helping clients who are located in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. To speak with a capable lawyer about your car accident claim, contact the Paleudis Law Firm, LLC through the law firm's website or give us a call at (212) 835-6768 in New York City, (215) 331-6487 in Philadelphia, or (609) 480-3080 in Princeton, New Jersey.

Additional Resources:

Brooklyn Bus Accident Leaves 41 Injured, newyork.cbslocal.com

41 hurt in high-speed chase, by Dana Sauchelli and Kenneth Garger, New York Post