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Monday, August 21, 2017

New York City Bus Accident Conspiracy Allegations Against MTA

Q: Does the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA) have secret mobile crash clean-up crews?

A New York City personal injury attorney convincingly argued to a jury that there was a "conspiracy to hide or skew the evidence" in the post-accident investigation of an MTA bus accident that caused "disabling injuries" to a passenger.

The theory presented was like something right off the silver screen. "The MTA has mobile crash squads around the city that swoop down on the scenes of bus collisions and orchestrate cover ups" according to the plaintiff’s allegations.

A picture was painted for the jury of a practice wherein “armies” of MTA investigators routinely rush to the scenes of bus accidents--often arriving faster than the ambulances even get there-- to gather witness statements, photographic evidence and more. The MTA evidence is then allegedly hidden or skewed to benefit the MTA's position.

In the case at hand, the injured victim claimed the bus driver "sped up and ran a red light, then smashed into a car and hit the brakes" after careening across two southbound lanes, while the bus driver claimed the light was green and the bus remained in the northbound lanes.

Curiously, despite 10 MTA responders at the scene of the bus and car accident, the following questionable lapses or omissions in the MTA’s collectively submitted work product from the accident were noted:

  • no photos showing where the bus stopped after the crash
  • no bus passenger statements produced other than the one plaintiff’s even though all or most of the 14 bus passengers had reportedly given statements
  • no speed and braking record information for the bus, even though it was allegedly downloaded on a “black-box” type of device, was produced.

In order to prevail in a personal injury action, a victim must prove that their injuries were a result of the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another person or entity. After liability has been proven, compensatory damages may be awarded for medical expenses, anticipated future medical or rehabilitation costs, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. In the case at hand, the jury found the MTA and its driver “100% liable”. The amount of the damage award will be forthcoming.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident or any other accident as the result of someone else's negligence, the Goldstein Law Firm in Bronx, New York can help. Contact us today for a free consultation. We represent victims throughout New York as well as those injured while visiting New York.


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