Injured on Public Transportation In New Jersey

February 18, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

When you step on to any public transportation in New Jersey you have the right be transported safely to where you want to go.  That means New Jersey Transit is responsible for making sure you are safe and free from injury while traveling either by bus or train.   If you have somehow sustained an injury while on New Jersey public transportation you should contact a personal injury attorney to help you receive compensation for your injuries.

Public transportation helps keep the roads less congested and is a more efficient and clean way to travel in New Jersey.  However there are safety regulations and guidelines that NJ public transportation employees must strictly adhere too.  Recently, public transportation vehicles have been involved in more accidents on the road, some resulting in permanent physical injuries and even death.

There can be many causes to a public transportation accident in New Jersey.  In many cases it can come down to inadequate training, driver negligence such as failing to signal, tailgating, distracted driving, drunk driving and driver’s falling asleep at the wheel.   It is important to remember that many bus driver operators are forced to work long hours without sleep, which can be a reason for the accident in the first place.  This is especially true when public transportation companies are lax on enforcing the rules for driver’s to take breaks.

What Injuries That Occur On Trains And Buses Can Lead To Liability?

There can be numerous types of injuries that occur on a train or bus in New Jersey that can result in liability.  It’s important to consult with an attorney immediately after sustaining injury.  The attorneys at The Rosenblum Law Firm represent clients injured in public transportation accidents, here are some common injuries:

  • Accidents involving overcrowded trains or buses
  • Sudden stop on train or bus
  • Train or bus accident
  • Falling from a train or bus that pulls away from the curb upon entry or exit

These types of incidents on public transportation vehicles usually result in back injuries, knee and ankle injuries, wrist injuries, head and neck injuries, broken bones etc.  If you have been injured while on public transportation there is tremendous stress when you are left dealing with medical treatment, physical therapy and are in a position where you are unable to work for an extended period of time.  An attorney will help you get compensated and help you take care of your medical bills and lost wages.

How Long Do I Have To Bring A Lawsuit In A Public Transportation Accident Case In New Jersey?

There is a statute of limitations for law suits that can be brought against New Jersey Transit for public transportation accident cases.  A statute of limitations means that if you do not properly file your suit before the end of the statute of limitations period, you will be barred from carrying on your suit.  In New Jersey you have six months to file a lawsuit from the date of the incident in public transportation accident cases. 

Should I Hire An Attorney?

Personal injury cases involving public transportation can be very complicated.  In fact after your accident time is of the essence and you must act quickly to have your day in court and get the compensation you deserve.   Don’t delay and call The Rosenblum Law Firm for a free consultation at 888-815-3649.

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