New Jersey Bus Accident Lawyer
Compared to cars, bus transportation is much more affordable and eco-friendly. New Jersey utilizes buses in several different ways. School buses are used to transport students to and from school every day. New Jersey Transit buses are used daily to take people to and from work. Charter buses shuttle New Jersey residents to and from Atlantic City regularly. Party buses are frequently used for bachelor and bachelorette parties. Overall, bus transportation is considered a relatively safe form of travel for the passengers. However, there are times when New Jersey bus accidents occur and, when they do, the result can be devastating.
During a bus accident in New Jersey, bus passengers are sometimes at risk because seatbelts are not always available. If the bus accident is particularly hard, the passengers can be ejected from their seats. Many bus passengers are injured when they are ejected from their seat into a railing or other fixtures within the bus.
Bus Accidents: Pedestrian Victims
Bus accidents can be very bad when they involve pedestrians. Due to the large size of the bus, it can be difficult for a bus driver to see all around the bus. When pedestrians are hit by a bus, the injuries can be severe due the size of the bus.
Should I Give My Information to the Bus Driver After an Accident?
Generally, the bus driver will take the names and contact information of the passengers on the bus after an accident. It is important for anyone injured during the accident to provide this information. If a court action is instituted somewhere down the line, it will verify that you were on the bus at the time of the accident.
New Jersey Transit Bus Accidents – Notice of Claim
It is important for pedestrians that are struck and injured by a New Jersey Transit Bus to consult with a New Jersey Bus Accident Lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. Because New Jersey Transit is a government agency, the bus driver and New Jersey Transit may be entitled to protections afforded by New Jersey law that others are not. A Notice of Claim must sometimes be filed on behalf of the injury victim. If it is not filed timely, the victim may be forever barred from bringing a claim.
The Sloan Law Firm handles bus accident cases and recovers compensation for bus accident victims in Union County, Essex County, Hudson County, Bergen County, Morris County, Middlesex County and throughout New Jersey. If you would like a free consultation to discuss a bus accident injury, call to speak with an attorney today: (908) 358-2938. The firm is available 24 hours a day.
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