When you board a bus, you expect that the driver is properly qualified and capable of operating the vehicle safely. Unfortunately, accidents do happen as a result of driver negligence or a mechanical failure in the vehicle. Whether you were a passenger, innocent pedestrian, or operator of a motor vehicle involved in a bus crash, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries—and we’re here to help. Contact us today.
Dedicated to Defending Your Legal Rights
Attorneys Shana De Caro and Michael Kaplen, the partners at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, have represented bus crash victims for over 35 years. They have a long history of advocating for the best interests of their clients—and proven success in winning substantial settlements and verdicts. Shana and Michael are both respected authorities in the field of personal injury law. Our partners serve on the Advisory Board of the Interstate Bus Accident Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. Their expertise has been showcased in the New York Law Journal, USA Today, and the New York Daily News.
When you hire the firm of De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, you can expect more than just an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer. You can expect a compassionate advocate who will fight tirelessly to hold those responsible for your injuries accountable.
In one case handled by De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, we proved that the cause of the bus crash was driver inattention or fatigue, which led to traumatic brain injuries suffered by three young girls. The verdict resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement for our clients.
Talk With Us If Your Case Involves:
- Tour buses
- School buses
- Charter tour buses
- MTA and Transit Authority buses
- Casino buses
- Greyhound, Trailways, Megabus, and other interstate bus companies
The crashes we investigate may be caused by a variety of factors. Sometimes the incident is due to driver behavior such as texting while driving, speeding, fatigue, or operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In other cases, the bus itself may be to blame. Maybe the tires were dangerously worn or not properly inflated—or the bus’s mechanical systems had not been properly maintained. No matter the reason for the accident, our bus collision attorneys leave no stone unturned in our quest to determine how and why it took place.
Preparing Your Legal Case
De Caro & Kaplen, LLP retains a team of engineers, treating physicians, medical experts, and accident reconstruction experts to conduct a rigorous investigation into the crash that caused your injuries. Our process involves:
- Reviewing police reports and photographs
- Evaluating weather conditions at the time of the incident
- Interviewing passengers and eyewitnesses
- Reviewing medical records
- Researching the bus company’s driver hiring practices
- Examining the bus driver’s driving record
- And more
A recent case involved a tour bus that sustained a tire blowout and veered off the roadway, causing the bus to flip over. This resulted in multiple injuries and deaths to the bus occupants. De Caro & Kaplen, LLP successfully proved that the bus driver was speeding, the bus tire was defective, and the bus manufacturer failed to provide necessary seat belts. Because of our investigation and expert analysis, we achieved multi-million dollar settlements for our clients.
Get One-On-One Support From an Experienced Lawyer
When you hire a bus collision attorney, you don’t want to be just a number. At De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, our partners maintain a small list of clients in order to handle every case personally. Along with seasoned legal guidance, our lawyers provide you with dedicated support to make the litigation process as stress-free as possible.
You Don’t Pay a Dime Unless We Win
We work on a contingency basis—so you don’t have to worry about out-of-pocket legal fees. You pay nothing unless we obtain a successful settlement or judgment on your behalf.
Areas We Serve
Our bus accident lawyers serve the entire State of New York including New York City, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens. We also serve Nassau and Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester Counties, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse and surrounding areas.
Call Our Bus Accident Lawyers Today at 1 (866) 272-4652
Have you or a loved one been injured in a bus collision? Contact De Caro & Kaplen, LLP today to learn about your legal rights.