Bus and Train Injury Attorneys New Jersey

Serving Clients Injured in Mass Transit Accidents throughout the state of New Jersey

Mass transit plays a critical role in the daily lives of many New Jersey residents. Many people take the bus or ride a train to get to work, while others simply drive alongside a bus or cross 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 to pedestrians and drivers as well. We trust in the competence and diligence of bus and train drivers, support and maintenance personnel, and 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 your physical and emotional pain and suffering.

At The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients throughout the state of New Jersey to successfully recover compensation in personal injury cases of all kinds, including bus and train accident claims.

Contact our firm today to discuss your bus or train accident injuries, and your options for recovering compensation, in a free and confidential consultation.

Common Causes of Train and Bus Accident Injuries in New Jersey

Mass transit operators understand the dangers large, metal, fast moving objects can present to passengers and bystanders alike, and as such there are safety protocols and regulations governing almost every aspect of bus, train, and subway operation.

For this reason, 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 exiting or entering the bus or train

These types of accidents can, and should have been, prevented had the responsible parties carried out their duties in the manner required of them. When the negligence of mass transit operators, managers, or support personnel directly lead to your injury, you may be able to hold them liable in a personal injury claim.

New Jersey Mass Transit Injury Lawyers Recover Compensation

While employees of mass transit services who are injured can most likely recover compensation through a workers’ compensation claim of some kind, our firm focuses on helping the victims of bus and train accidents who are not employees to 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 three critical components:

  1. Your mass transit accident directly caused your injuries (the sooner you seek medical attention after your accident, the easier this step becomes).
  2. Your mass transit accident was the result of the reckless or negligent actions of another responsible party.
  3. An accurate estimate of exactly how much your injuries cost you in terms of medical expenses and lost income.

While these requirements may seem fairly straightforward, the process of proving these key elements can often be anything but. This is why it is highly recommended that you retain experienced personal injury counsel when seeking compensation for mass transit accident injuries, as your attorney will have a much better understanding of exactly how to prove these necessary elements, and how to present this proof in a compelling and effective manner to insurance companies and juries alike.

It is important to also keep in mind that while you will have to pay for your attorney’s services if and when they make you a recovery, the greater total amount of recovery that your attorney can secure for you will almost always pay for their services, and often more.

Contact Our New Jersey County Bus and Train Injury Attorneys Today

At The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients throughout the state of New Jersey to recover the compensation they need and deserve in personal injury cases of all kinds, including bus and train accident injury claims.

With over 50 years of combined legal experience, and millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts already secured for clients, our reputation and track record of success speaks for itself, and we are ready to put this experience to work for you today.

To speak with our firm today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your bus accident or train accident, and your options for recovering compensation, please contact us online, or through our Bloomfield, NJ office at (973) 777-8600.