New Jersey Transit Accident Lawyers

When using mass transit, passengers trust that those in charge of operating the vehicles are well trained and will transport them safely. Additionally, the companies in charge of such transportation have a duty to keep their vehicle maintained and running free of potential problems.

Transportation companies are responsible for the safety of all passengers and must be held liable for any injuries sustained while on the vehicle. However, while such accidents are less common than truck collisions, motorcycle accidents, and car crashes, they still frequently occur, often due to the negligent or reckless actions of the driver or company. Mass transit accidents often involve large number of victims and catastrophic injuries. Since insurance policies covering accident victims can be quickly exhausted, it’s important to seek prompt legal advice to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a taxi accident, bus crash or mass transit accident, the attorneys at Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C., can help you explore your legal options.

Accident Causes

Major vehicles tend to precipitate major accidents, and the public as a trust relies on such vehicles, and their drivers, inherently. When driver negligence, poor maintenance, errant dispatching or another factor contributes to a preventable accident, juries weigh what is called “aggravated liability,” a heightened perspective commensurate with the scale of the vehicle. It is not unusual for mass transit accidents to result in settlements that simply dwarf the kind of damages you might expect from a traditional car accident.

Coping with Serious Injuries

Many injuries can result from a mass transit crash including broken bones, brain trauma, organ injuries, cuts and bruises, strains and sprains, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and more. Victims of such accidents will often require emergency treatment in order to not succumb to their serious injuries. Once out of the emergency room, each victim will have to cope with their unique losses in order to regain the abilities that may have been lost in the accident. Often, further surgeries and medical care will be needed to help the damage heal, but beyond that, rehabilitation may be required. Through lengthy treatments, a victim may be able to heal from serious injuries such as brain trauma and spine damage. However, this will neither be an easy or inexpensive experience, but without it, a victim may never be able to live as they once did.

Finding Help on the Road to Recovery

Because mass transit systems are typically run by major corporations with government support, those seeking compensation for their losses will often be met with legal opposition and stubborn insurance companies that seek to limit, or completely refute, the compensation a victim needs. But fair and full compensation is still possible through the help of a New Jersey mass transit accident attorney at Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C.

Our legal team has spent many years finding needed compensation for injured clients, no matter who the at-fault party was or how complex the case. Through our skills and resources, we can help you begin your recovery so that you can be free of the physical, financial, and emotional damage that result from such accidents.

Determined to Protect the Rights of Accident Victims

Public transportation companies whose drivers cause accidents are required to pay for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and additional losses of accident victims. When a significant number of people suffer catastrophic injuries, it is important to be able to identify all responsible parties in case the insurance coverage is not sufficient for all the accident victims. In the case of mass transit owned by local governments, you may face additional issues: notification requirements and a cap on damages.

To protect your interests, you should contact an attorney early in the process rather than later. Worse things happen if you wait too long. Important evidence can disappear, notification requirements can be missed, statutes of limitations can pass, and insurance policies can be exhausted.

A mass transit accident can be a traumatic and chaotic experience. Knowing what not to do can be just as important as knowing what to do. Don’t make any statements to an insurance company representative about your injuries without first consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney. We have successfully handled numerous public transportation accident cases and can handle all the legal details on your behalf.

Mass transit accident cases can be difficult to prove in a court of law and therefore it is important to have experienced and savvy legal representation that can help you gather and sort through the evidence of your case.  If you have been injured in a mass transit accident in New Jersey, contact Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C. today and we will be more than happy to answer your questions and address your concerns.

Contact our New Jersey transit accident lawyers today

Our personal injury attorneys keep flexible office hours, with weekend appointments available, and we can meet you in your home or hospital room if you cannot travel to our office. We handle most mass transit accident injury claims on a contingency-fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about any fees unless you win. We look forward to earning you a settlement that can help mitigate the pain you have experienced. Call us today, we’re standing by to assist you at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online.

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