Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP

Skilled Client Service in Bus or Train Accident Litigation

If you need advice about your right to compensation for an injury suffered in a crash with a bus or train, contact an experienced attorney at the law firm of Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP in Albany, New York. Our familiarity with the special demands of mass transit litigation can help steer you clear of mistakes and protect the value of your claim.

If your accident involved a public transit vehicle, such as a Capital District Transportation Authority bus, you need to be aware of the restrictions that govern injury claims against a public entity. Prior to filing suit, you need to file a notice of claim within 90 days of the accident. Our ability to make a prompt and thorough investigation can help you meet this tight deadline.

Another factor is New York's limited statute of limitations for claims against government agencies. This starts to run when the initial notice of claim is filed, and can cause problems in cases where the damages claims are hard to develop. If your symptoms change over time, as is common with certain head injuries or nerve disorders, it might be necessary to begin litigation before a clear diagnosis or prognosis is available.

We can help you overcome procedural obstacles to a successful lawsuit

As a personal injury law firm, we have the investigation capacity and trial skills necessary to guide you through the procedural difficulties of bus or train accident litigation. We not only represent clients in claims against Amtrak or public transit authorities, we also handle cases involving such situations as the following:

  • Railroad crossing accidents involving CSX freight trains
  • School bus accidents, whether the vehicles are operated publicly or through contracts with private companies
  • Intercity buses
  • Accidents involving charter buses, camp buses or church buses
  • Hospitality or shuttle van accidents

Our experience with commercial vehicle accidents and familiarity with the insurance coverage questions typical of claims against corporate defendants can provide yet another advantage in your favor. To learn more about our experience with train or bus accident litigation, contact a personal injury lawyer at Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP in Albany for a free consultation.