As Syracuse bus accident lawyers, the Bottar Leone, PLLC legal team has been following and investigating the cause of the September 11, 2010 Megabus crash involving a low-clearance train bridge in Liverpool, New York. Shortly after the 2:30 a.m. crash, we issued a press release entitled Syracuse Bus Accident Lawyers Report On September 11, Coach Megabus Collision With Low-Clearance Train Bridge in Liverpool New York and, as we will be representing several injured in the crash, have been following the incident and related matters closely.
Should a claim exist against the Town of Salina, County of Onondaga or State of New York, there is limited time remaining to file the appropriate paperwork. Except in the case of wrongful death, the injured have only 90 days. In addition, there is limited time remaining to file New York State No-Fault paperwork in order to ensure that Megabus’ insurance company pays for all medical bills and lost wages arising out of the crash. Generally, No-Fault claims must be filed within 30 days of the date of an accident.
On the heels of the September 11, 2010 Megabus tragedy, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has released new distracted driving regulations. Under the new rules, commercial truck drivers are prohibited from texting while transporting hazardous materials. Likewise, commercial bus and truck drivers are prohibited from texting on the job. These rules should lead to a decrease in Syracuse distracted driving accidents.
Also, on September 21, 2010, the National Highway Safety Administration released data concerning its pilot enforcement programs, including the Syracuse-based program known as “Phone In One Hand, Ticket In The Other.” Syracuse police have issued nearly 4,500 tickets as part of the program, resulting in a 38% decline in hand-held cell phone use in Central New York. The program has also resulted in a 42% decline in texting while driving in Syracuse.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of bus accident, train accident and roadway defect cases. If your or a loved one were injured in the September 11 Syracuse bus accident, you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, disability, and pain and suffering.
To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Syracuse personal injury attorney, contact Bottar Leone, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.