On Sunday, just 10 months after a Megabus traveling from Philadelphia to Niagara Falls crashed into a bridge in Syracuse, New York, a tour bus en route from Washington, D.C. to Niagara falls crashed in Steuben County. The New York tour bus crash happened at around 4:15 p.m., in the Town of Avoca, when the tour bus left the right, northbound shoulder of I-390, proceeded down an embankment and drove into a wooded area. The Bedore Tours bus crash killed two passengers and injured nearly three dozen others. Preliminary reports indicate that a tire blowout might have caused the wreck.
According to New York State News on the Net, the two passengers killed, Shail Khanna and Sakina Kiazar, were from India. Michael A. Bottar, of Bottar Leone, PLLC, a New York personal injury attorney representing several individuals injured in the 2010 Syracuse Megabus crash added that “a husband and father of two from India was also killed in the Megabus tour bus crash. Anyone injured or killed in the accident has rights, whether or not they live in New York or are United States citizens,” Bottar added.
“We often work with individuals and families from other states or countries who have lost a loved one in an accident in the United States.” With offices around the State of New York and nearly three decades of experience prosecuting complex personal injury cases like tour bus accidents, including last year’s Megabus accident (read more here), the legal team at Bottar Leone, PLLC has the institutional knowledge and resources necessary to help the victims of mass casualty events recover for pain and suffering, lost wages and permanent disabilities.
Who you hire to represent you and/or your family does matter, as all lawyers are not created equal. If you are interviewing attorneys, you may want to ask s/he the following questions: (1) Are you licensed to practice law in the State of New York? (2) Are you based in upstate New York where the accident occurred, or in New York City? (3) How long have you been in business? (4) Have you ever appeared in court in Steuben County? (5) Have you ever handled a crash involving a tour bus crash?