Farmingdale Tragedy: Understanding Bus Accidents and Your Rights

According to a recent article, a charter bus carrying high school students to a band camp met with a devastating accident on a New York highway. The incident claimed the lives of two adults and left several others seriously injured.

The ill-fated bus was part of a caravan carrying students, band members, color guard, and dancers from Farmingdale High School on Long Island. Their annual pilgrimage to a camp in Greeley, Pennsylvania, ended abruptly only 30 minutes away from their destination. The accident occurred on Interstate 84 in Wawayanda, a town located about 45 miles northwest of New York City. Preliminary investigations suggest that a tire failure may have been a contributing factor in the bus losing control and veering off the road, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Legal Recourse and Your Rights

If you or a loved one have been involved in a bus accident in the state of Maine, it is crucial to understand that you have rights. Seeking legal counsel can help you navigate the complex aftermath of such incidents. At Peter Thompson & Associates, we have a deep commitment to helping victims of personal injury incidents, including bus accidents.

Our experienced team will work tirelessly to:

  • Investigate the incident thoroughly, including the cause and contributing factors.
  • Identify responsible parties, such as the bus company or manufacturer, if negligence played a role.
  • Pursue fair compensation for medical expenses, emotional trauma, lost wages, and other damages.
  • Advocate for your rights with compassion and determination.


The recent bus accident involving Farmingdale High School students is a stark reminder of the potential dangers associated with bus travel. At Peter Thompson & Associates, we extend our deepest condolences to the victims and their families. If you or a loved one have been affected by a similar incident, know that you are not alone. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with the support and legal expertise you need to seek justice.

Contact us today for a free consultation and take the first step towards reclaiming your rights and rebuilding your life after such a traumatic event. Call us at 207-874-0909 or visit our website. Remember, you don’t have to face this journey alone.

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