Mass Transit Accidents: Some Common Questions and Answers
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Fri Jun 2012
Individuals in cities big and small often elect to use public transportation, which is usually in the form of a city bus and/or subway system. However, whenever something happens during transit that causes an accident, the end result is quite often disastrous. While car accidents happen somewhere in the U.S. practically every minute, mass transit accidents are not as common. That is why it is imperative that you contact an Elizabeth mass transit accident lawyer immediately if you or a loved one has been hurt in such an accident so that he or she can begin to properly investigate your case.
- If I’m hurt during a mass transit accident, who’s going to pay my bills?
Some of the more common injuries sustained during mass transportation accidents include back, neck, and head injuries, as well as broken bones. That being the case, most accident victims who have been injured in such a manner are faced with having to receive long-term medical treatment, some form of physical therapy, and they might be disabled either short or long-term. An Elizabeth mass transit accident lawyer can make sure that you or your loved one is adequately compensated for the economic impact of the injury.
- Is there a statute of limitations for mass transit accident cases?
Yes, there is. Specifically, the law provides a six-month statute of limitations on civil suits brought against the NJT in public transportation accident cases.
Accordingly, if you think that you have a cause of action in a mass transit accident case, you certainly should not delay contacting a capable Elizabeth mass transit accident lawyer who can fully explain to you what your rights and obligations are in such cases. Please contact Dan T. Matrafajlo at 908-248-4404 today to receive a free consultation regarding your case. If you wait too long, you might forfeit your right to sue for your injuries.