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New York Fatal Charter Bus Crash – Help for Victims


On September 21, 2023, a charter bus transporting New York high school band students crashed on I-84 and rolled down a 50-foot ravine on September 21, 2023. The bus was one of six charters transporting students to a band camp in Pennsylvania.  The incident caused the death of two occupants – the band director and an adult chaperone – and injured 45 other occupants. The accident has been reported to have caused the most injuries and deaths of any single-vehicle collision in New York in the last ten years.

New York Governor, Kathy Hochul, stated in a press conference that it is believed a faulty front tire contributed to the accident, although it is still under investigation. The operator of the bus, Long Island-based Regency Transportation LTD, was recently rated as “unacceptable”  by New York’s Transportation Department for having a high out-of-service or vehicle inspection failure rate.  Whether or not that rating played a part in this collision is yet to be determined.

If your family was affected by this accident, our firm would like to extend its deepest condolences. As a personal injury firm, we have seen firsthand the devastating impacts accidents like this one can have, not only on those involved, but on their families as well, and we would like to offer our services should you decide to file a claim.

At Fiedler & Deutsch, we have extensive experience handling bus accident claims, and we can fight on your behalf to obtain the compensation you deserve to offset the damages you and your family have suffered due to the bus accident.

How We Can Help

At Fiedler & Deutsch, our team has over 50 years of experience helping clients file and negotiate successful claims after motor vehicle collisions including those involving bus accidents. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the laws surrounding bus accidents and can help you build a strong case to get the compensation you need to recover and rebuild your life post-accident. Contact us to find out more. Call or connect with us online to get started today.

Common Injuries Sustained In Bus Accidents

Injuries sustained in bus accidents can range from minor to severe, but whether your injuries affect you for weeks, months, years, or even the rest of your life, you deserve compensation. Common injuries caused by bus accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Amputations
  • And more

Damages Available To Bus Accident Victims

If you have been injured in a bus accident you may obtain economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are financial and cover things like property damage, lost wages, and medical bills. Non-economic damages are related to the damage to your quality of life and cover things like mental anguish, loss of society, and pain and suffering.

It is important to work with an experienced attorney to help you determine which damages you may pursue compensation for. An experienced attorney can help you gather the necessary evidence to back up your claims and help secure you the compensation you deserve.

Let Us Handle Your Bus Accident Claim

If you or a family member were injured in the New York bus accident, you deserve to be compensated for the damages you suffered. At Fiedler & Deutsch, we can help you build a strong claim and secure compensation. Contact us today to learn more about your options, call us or contact us online to get started. We are here to help you.