Bus accidents can be the cause of serious injuries. Because of serious injuries that can result from a bus accident, it is important that the bus driver and the bus company take all necessary precautions to avoid bus accidents. It is more dangerous to ride a privately owned bus that performs curb side pick ups than other buses. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) it is 7x more dangerous to ride a private bus that performs curb side pick ups than other buses. Such buses had a fatal accident rate of 1.4 per 100 vehicles compared to 0.2 per 100 vehicles for traditional carriers that operate out of terminals such as the Port Authority Bus Terminal. The report was issued on October 2011, following a March bus accident in the Bronx that killed 15 and injured an additional 18 people. The driver in the Bronx bus accident, a resident of Brooklyn, was reportedly sleep deprived when he drove off the road, turned the bus on to its side, and slid 500 feet before crashing into an exit sign, shearing the bus in two. The NTSB report can be read in its entirety HERE . The NTSB described curb side bus services as, low cost bus service between cities, which did not use actual bus terminals. If you have been injured in a bus accident you should contact a New York attorney experienced in handling bus accident cases. Zalman Schnurman & Miner is a New York law firm experienced in handling bus accidents cases. We will be happy to speak to you and offer a free consultation. Zalman Schnurman & Miner P.C. is a New York law firm that concentrates in personal injury actions such as bus accidents, pedestrian-vehicular accidents, car accidents; truck accidents, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, wrongful death cases, traumatic brain injuries, etc. Learn more at www.1800Lawline.com, or contact us at 1-800-LAWLINE, or 1-800-529-5463 Zalman Schnurman & Miner P.C. handles personal injury actions in New York City, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, and Rockland County. We can often refer you to attorneys in other areas that we have worked with in the past. The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not meant as legal advice or to cover all possible facts or factors. An attorney should be consulted to discuss specific facts and laws.