Bottar Leone, PLLC, was the first Syracuse personal injury law firm to comment on the September 11, 2010 Megabus accident in Syracuse, New York by way of a press release entitled Syracuse Bus Accident Lawyers Report on September 11 Coach Megabus Collision With Low-Clearance Train Bridge in Liverpool New York .
Over the past week we have been contacted by several individuals injured in the Syracuse bus accident, each with questions about what to do now to ensure that they can be compensated down the road for a constellation of injuries, including lacerations, broken bones, scarring, emotional injury and lost loved ones. Many of the injured have been unable to sleep since the accident. As we told those we will be representing, if each has a “serious injury” as defined by New York State Insurance Law Section 5102, each can recover from those found negligent for “pain and suffering,” as well as lost wages and property damage.
In an effort to keep the public informed about short deadlines that may limit their right to recover from various municipalities and/or governmental agencies, such as Onondaga County and New York State, we posted several blog posts aimed at educating the public on filings known as a “Notice of Intention to Claim” and “Notice of Claim.” Those posts are entitled: (1) Syracuse Tour Bus Accident Involving CSX Train Bridge Causes Injury To Dozens; (2) Syracuse Bus Crash Lawyers Review New York CSX Bridge Accident In Onondaga; and (3) Syracuse Bus Accident Lawsuit Deadlines Per New York Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers. Also, in connection with our own investigation into liability surrounding the crash, which included review of the Bus Crash Causation Study Report To Congress, we issued a second press release today, entitled Syracuse Bus Crash Lawyer Updates Megabus Injured on Potential New York State Liability for September 11, 2010 Bridge Accident.
We will continue to do everything we can to ensure that the rights of the injured are protected. Those injured in the accident should contact a Syracuse attorney experienced in bus accident cases immediately.