NYC Bus Accident Lawyer 

If you’ve been injured in a bus accident in the New York City area, you are probably dealing with lasting damages it has caused to your personal and professional life. You’re in the right place. Eric Richman, Esq. is an expert New York City bus accident lawyer. With over two decades of defending victims against public transportation authorities, corporations, and school districts, we have the experience and resources to recover your financial damages.

New York leads the nation in the number of bus accidents and related fatalities almost every single year, followed only by Florida, Texas, and California. Even though millions of people use the public transit system here in NYC on a daily basis, bus accidents are rare. When they do happen, however, they leave victims with terrible injuries—if they’re fortunate enough to survive.

The statute of limitations for filing these cases can be as short as 90 days, which means you can lose your right to fight your case if you wait too long. The best time to contact a lawyer after a bus accident is immediately after the accident happens.

Free Consultation

If you’ve been injured in a bus accident and need expert legal representation in the New York City area. Please don’t wait. For a free consultation, contact The Law Offices of Eric Richman any time, day or night. Call us at (800) 801-9655.

Understand All Your Options

Having an expert lawyer by your side makes a difference. Every day, we fight on behalf of people just like you, protecting them from the tactics large corporations use to protect their bottom line. Don’t leave your security and well-being up to chance. Contact us day or night to discuss your case and evaluate your options. As you decide the best way forward, peruse these common questions asked by bus accident victims.


This is not legal advice.
Since every case is unique, consider working with a lawyer to get advice on your specific situation.

  • Who is Legally Responsible for My Bus Accident in New York?

    Anyone who contributed to your bus accident can be held liable, including bus operators and drivers, bus manufacturers, local government authorities responsible for keeping roads and signs in good condition, and other negligent parties, such as other drivers. It will depend on the specific details of your case.

  • Is there a Time Limit to File a Bus Accident Lawsuit?

    In some cases, the statute of limitations is three years. In others, you will have a strict 90-day window to file a claim involving a government entity. The timeframe will depend on ownership of the bus and who needs to be notified in the case of a lawsuit. Do not wait to contact a lawyer if you’ve been in a bus accident in the New York City area. Immediately contact an expert bus accident lawyer.

  • How Do I Recover Costs Associated With Loss of Work and Medical Bills?

    When you’ve been involved in a bus accident in New York, you should be eligible for no-fault benefits, whether from the insurance company that covers your personal household vehicles or from the bus company itself. Don’t delay getting your case evaluated by an expert bus accident attorney to recover your financial losses.

  • What Should I Do After Being Injured in a Bus Accident?

    Your priority should be to seek medical attention for your injuries and file a police report. If you’re unable to collect evidence on your own because of your injuries, request that friends or family members help out. Take photos of the accident scene, collect witness accounts, and gather your medical records.

  • How Are Settlement Amounts Determined in These Cases?

    Bus accident settlements in New York will be determined by the details of the case. However, they will be determined by the extent of the damages caused to your life, health, and property. If your injuries lead to lifelong disability and large financial losses, it’s more likely your settlement amount will be substantial. However, there is no way to determine an exact amount from general information online. So, contact an expert New York bus accident lawyer to put a value on your case.

    Some plaintiff’s lawyers over promise to clients at initial sign-up. At the Law Offices of Eric Richman, we always try to be realistic with our clients from day one. In reality, case value and the full extent of your damages are unknown at the beginning of the case. Therefore, any estimate of damages and money recovery is unusually unknown as well.

  • How Are Settlement Amounts Determined in These Cases?

    Settlement amounts in NYC construction accidents are largely influenced by unique details surrounding the case. The amount is determined with several factors in mind:

    • The extent and severity of the injuries
    • The impact on the quality of life
    • Lost income
    • The extent of the property owner’s liability
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Do you need the best New York bus accident lawyer to fight for you? The Law Offices of Eric Richman can help you recover:

  • Doctor and hospital bills
  • Physical therapy
  • Long-term medical care
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Lost wages
  • Future earnings potential
  • Punitive damages
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses
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Why Eric Richman, Esq. Is the First And Only New York Bus Accident Lawyer You Should Call

Eric Richman, Esq. is an experienced New York City personal is an experienced New York City personal injury lawyer who has dedicated his career to fighting for injury victims and their families. Mr. Richman has won millions of dollars for his clients and is one of the best-known and most respected personal injury attorneys in New York City.

Mr. Richman’s personal commitment to each and every client is unique in the personal injury lawyer landscape. He answers each and every phone call and is available for his clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Settlements In NYC

Our law office has aggressively fought and won bus accident settlements, helping our clients recover financial damages and support themselves and their families after life-changing injuries. Here are some examples of how we’ve helped our clients get the compensation they deserve.

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Eric Richman, Esq., New York Bus Accident Lawyer Recent Settlement Amounts

Eric Richman, Esq., is an expert lawyer with extensive experience handling bus accident cases in New York City, ranging from moderate to high settlement amounts. We’ve listed a recent settlement below for your consideration.

$1,500,000 in a Pedestrian Accident

While crossing the street at a crosswalk, a pedestrian was recklessly run over by an inattentive driver. Eric successfully proved the case to the Judge. At that point, the Trial proceeded only on a partial basis—to determine the amount owed to the Plaintiff for her injuries. Due to the Plaintiff’s multiple back fractures and surgeries, Eric was able to obtain $1,500,000 to compensate her for her pain and suffering.

$1,100,000 in a Pedestrian Accident

After being struck by a motor vehicle while crossing the street, a client was hospitalized for several months with multiple fractures, head injuries, and surgeries. An expert in accident reconstruction analysis proved that the accident was the driver’s fault.

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Locations We Serve

The Law Offices of Eric Richman is a New York City personal injury law firm located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Our experienced lawyers provide outstanding personal injury legal representation to individuals and families who suffered injuries in and around New York, including:

Staten Island
Long Island
Nassau County
Upstate New York

What Our Clients Are Saying

Eric Richman, Esq. is a well-known New York bus accident lawyer who has helped countless clients recover financial damages after sustaining terrible injuries. Eric is fiercely devoted to his clients and can always be reached at any time, day or night. He will fight to secure the settlement you deserve. See for yourself what our clients say about their experiences.


Eric Richman was a pleasure to work with. When I needed legal advice, he was there to answer questions and walk me through all of the things that I needed to know and understand. His responsiveness was timely, and his knowledge was invaluable. Anyone needing a personal injury attorney who is understanding and sympathetic should reach out to Eric before making their final decision of who to hire.

Tod Schulman
New York, NY
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Contact The Law Offices of
Eric Richman for a Free Consultation

Bus accidents can turn your world upside down and burden you with lifelong hardships, personal and professional. Even when you’re clearly entitled to compensation, large corporations and government agencies won’t hesitate to drown you in court fees so that they can protect their bottom line. Let us fight on your behalf so that you can get back to the important things in life.

Contact the Law Offices of Eric Richman for a free consultation, or call us at (800) 801-9655 to discuss your case with the best New York bus accident lawyer. We’re here to represent you during this challenging time.