Recovering Compensation After a New Jersey Mass Transit Accident

Though all auto accidents are frightening, there is nothing worse than being injured in an accident that was not your fault, and that there was very little you could do to avoid. If you have recently been injured in a mass transit accident, you must read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do bus accidents happen?

When buses crash, multiple people can become injured at once, which is why those people often require compensation, especially since these accidents are most commonly attributed to driver negligence. Some of the most common types of bus driver negligence can include failing to account for large blind spots, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, texting while driving, speeding, and more.

What causes train accidents?

On the other hand, train accidents often cause even more damage than bus accidents on account of their massive size and fast speeds. Some of the most common causes of train accidents include derailments, misaligned tracks, negligent train operator, conductor, crew, or maintenance, operating while under the influence, and more.

How do I recover financial compensation after a mass transit accident in New Jersey?

To recover compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Unfortunately, this is not always easy, so it is always best to retain the services of an experienced attorney who knows how to recover crucial evidence, such as surveillance footage of the accident, pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused the accident, police reports, medical documents, witness statements, and more.

Generally, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is two years, meaning people have two years from the date of their accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. However, when suing a municipality, people have far less time. You will have just 90 days from the time of your accident to take legal action to file a Notice of Claim. Do not wait. The sooner you bring your case to our attention, the better. We are here to fight for your rights.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced defense attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. We understand the severity and immediacy of all personal injury claims and additional legal matters, and we provide each of our clients with compassionate and aggressive legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your legal case.