Rochester, NY Bus Accident Lawyer

Bus accidents are unique and challenging cases. At Kammholz Law, we represent victims of all types of bus accidents, including:

  • School bus accidents
  • RTS bus accidents and other city bus accidents
  • Tour bus accidents and other privately owned bus accidents

Fighting for Compensation, Fighting for You After a Bus Accident

In many of these cases, our adversaries are municipalities or large companies who have significant resources and are willing to fight to preserve not only their bottom lines, but their reputations. With nearly 35 years of experience on our side, we know how to fight back to make certain you get the compensation you need and make sure everything’s going to be alright.

Representation for all Victims of Bus Accidents

In bus accident cases, we are available to represent the people in the vehicle that the bus collided with. We can also represent the passengers of the bus itself. Bus passenger injuries can be significant – whether the bus collided with another vehicle or it ran off the road and hit some other object. The injuries sustained in a bus accident are often severe since bus passengers typically do not wear seat belts or any other form of protection that a passenger riding in a car or truck might have.

How We Find the Cause of a Bus Accident

A thorough and detailed investigation is critical in personal injury cases involving buses. Interviews with witnesses may reveal that the bus driver was texting or talking on a cell phone while driving. A review of the driver’s personnel file may reveal a history of negligence – meaning the driver should not have been allowed to be driving the bus in the first place. We will analyze all the available information and build a case designed to achieve positive results.

Statute of Limitations on a Bus Accident Claim

It is in your best interest to immediately start the investigation into whether you have a valid personal injury claim after an accident.

In addition, there are time limits called “statutes of limitations” on how long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in New York. You must bring a formal lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires or you will be forever barred from doing so.

The statute of limitations for your claim depends on who hit you – a private vehicle or State/Municipal vehicle. The statute of limitations can be as short as one (1) year from the date of the accident or as long as three (3) years from the date of accident. You may also be required to file a “Notice of Claim” with the municipality within ninety (90) days of the incident.

Contact Kammholz Law to determine whether you have a claim and the applicable statute of limitations. We are here to help!

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Paying For Your Personal Injury Case

We Get Paid Only When You Get Paid

There’s no cost to find out whether you have a case. There is also no upfront costs to pursue a case, should you have one. If there is a successful outcome, we receive our costs and a percentage of what you receive called a contingency fee. In New York, the contingency fee for negligence cases, such as a bus accident, is one-third (33.3%) of the total damages paid. Percentage is calculated on the net amount after expenses and disbursements are deducted.