Mass transit plays a crucial role in the daily lives of many New Jersey residents. Many people ride a bus or train to get to work, while others simply drive alongside a bus or train tracks on the way to their destination.
Our society has the expectation that these mass transit services will be safe not only for their passengers, but for pedestrians and drivers as well. We trust in the competence and diligence of bus drivers, train operators, support and maintenance personnel, dispatchers, and supervisors of these services.
When mass transit services break this trust and you are injured as a result, it is important that you recover the compensation you need and deserve for your medical expenses, lost income, and physical and emotional pain and suffering.
At The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman, our Bloomfield bus accident lawyers have extensive experience helping clients throughout the state of New Jersey successfully recover compensation for bus or train accident injuries. Contact our firm today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your options with a dedicated personal injury attorney.
Common Causes of Bus and Train Accidents
Mass transit operators understand the danger that their vehicles can present to passengers and bystanders alike. There are safety protocols and regulations governing almost every aspect of bus, train, and subway operation. The majority of mass transit accident injuries are caused by the breakdown of one or more of these regulations and protocols at some level.
The most common causes of mass transit injury include:
- A drunk driver or operator
- Lack of mental or physical fitness of the bus driver or train operator
- Poor maintenance
- Failed or irregular inspections
- Improperly followed safety protocols
- Electrical failures of train crossing gates
- Defects in train tracks or road traffic signals
- Slick surfaces near bus or train entrances and exits
These types of accidents could be prevented if the responsible parties carry out their duties responsibly. When the negligence of mass transit operators, managers, or support personnel directly leads to your bus accident injury, you may be able to hold them liable with the help of a Bloomfield attorney.
Recovering Compensation for a Mass Transit Injury
While employees of mass transit services injured on the job can most likely recover compensation through a workers’ compensation claim, our firm focuses on helping non-employee victims of bus and train accidents recover compensation through personal injury claims. In order for you to successfully recover compensation for your bus or train accident injuries, you will need to prove two critical components:
Your mass transit accident directly caused your injuries (the sooner you seek medical attention after your accident, the easier it is to obtain proof).
- Your mass transit accident was the result of the reckless or negligent actions of another responsible party.
- You also must provide an accurate estimate of how much your injuries cost you in terms of medical expenses and lost income.
Although requirements may seem fairly straightforward, the process of proving these key elements can often be complicated. It is highly recommended that you retain experienced counsel when seeking compensation for mass transit accident injuries, as your Bloomfield attorney will have a much better understanding of exactly how to prove these necessary elements and present this proof in a compelling and effective manner.
While you will have to pay for your attorney’s services when they win your case, the greater total amount of recovery that your attorney can secure for you will almost always pay for their services, and often more.
Reach Out to a Bloomfield Bus Accident Attorney Now
With more than 50 years of combined legal experience and millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts already secured for clients across the state of New Jersey, our track record of success speaks for itself. We are ready to put our extensive education and experience to work for you today.
For a free and confidential consultation with a Bloomfield bus accident lawyer, and to discuss your options for recovering compensation, please contact us online or through our office.