New Jersey Bus Accident Attorney

New Jersey bus accident attorneyBus accidents can be particularly tragic because of the potential number of injured passengers involved. Especially disturbing are accidents involving children on school buses. Bus accidents may also involve public buses, tour buses, and charter buses. If you are involved in a bus accident, contact a New Jersey injury lawyer as soon as possible to protect your legal rights.

Common causes of bus injuries include:

  • Old buses that are not properly maintained
  • Driver negligence and inadequate training
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Bad weather
  • Inadequate use of seat belts
  • Passengers walking around the bus
  • Insufficient security
  • Defective products
  • Driver fatigue

According to a 2009 study of New Jersey bus accidents by the U.S. Department of Transportation, bus accidents are most often caused by driver error. Other causes include:

  • Pedestrian or bicycle in the bus lane
  • Improper lane changes or the bus being run off the road
  • Other vehicles stopped in the bus lane
  • Traveling too fast

Compensation

If you were injured in a bus accident, you may be entitled to recover for your personal injuries, whether you were a passenger, bus driver, pedestrian, bike rider, or driver of another vehicle. A New Jersey injury lawyer can help you recover everything you are entitled to, including:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional disability
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Long term care expenses
  • Property loss
  • Loss of consortium
  • Workers’ compensation

If you are involved in a bus accident, it is vital that you contact a New Jersey Bus Accidents Injury Lawyer as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. If your claim is against New Jersey Transit or other public agency, there may be a short deadline to file a notice of claim. School bus accidents may involve private bus companies as well as public school districts with a short period to file a claim.

In addition, you want to speak to a New Jersey injury lawyer before the bus company’s lawyers contact you and try to reduce your case.

Contact Us

For the best legal advice possible, contact auto/bus accident attorney Dan T. Matrafajlo at (908) 248-4404 for a free consultation.

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