Yesterday’s tragic bus crash in Syracuse has been the focus of nationwide news coverage, including our blog entries entitled Syracuse Tour Bus Accident Involving CSX Train Bridge Causes Injury To Dozens, and Syracuse Bus Crash Lawyers Review New York CSX Bridge Accident In Onondaga, as well as a press release by the Syracuse accident lawyers of Bottar Leone, PLLC.
At 2:30 a.m., on Saturday, September 11, 2010, a Megabus TD925 Double Deck Intercity Coach, measuring 13 feet tall, collided with a low-clearance CSX train bridge over Onondaga Lake Parkway. The train bridge height is 10 feet, 9 inches.
According to recent reports, four passengers lost their lives in the accident, including a Temple University student and a man believed to be from Nigeria or Malaysia. 25 others survived the crash with the low-clearance train bridge, although many suffered serious injuries.
Coach Megabus posted on Twitter that it is “carrying out a full investigation into the accident, as well as assisting the police and other authorities in any way that we can.” Anyone injured in the accident must know that it should not wait for Megabus to complete its investigation before they contact a New York bus accident attorney because, if Onondaga County or other municipality shares liability for the accident for failing to ensure that the roadway was properly marked, General Municipal Law section 50-e(1) states that a document called a Notice of Intention to Claim must be served within 90 days after the claim arises. There are limited exceptions. Claims against the driver of the bus, Megabus, Coach, USA, and CSX should be governed by provisions of New York’s Civil Practice Law and Rules, and New York’s Estates, Powers and Trusts Laws.
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 accident attorney, contact Bottar Leone, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.