How to Recover Compensation After a New Jersey Bus or Train Station Accident

If you live in one of New Jersey’s more urban areas, busses and trains are most likely part of your daily life. Though generally, these aspects of our days are rather mundane, there are times when people are seriously injured as a result of the municipality’s negligence. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, you are most likely now seeking compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wage, noneconomic damages, and more. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys as soon as you can. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What causes bus/train station accidents?

Unfortunately, sometimes bus and train station accidents are simply inevitable. However, these accidents are very often avoidable when the proper precautions are taken. Some of the most common causes of bus station accidents can include poor security, insufficient lighting, failure to remove weather-related hazards such as ice and snow, broken or damaged stairwells, and more.

Do I qualify for compensation after a bus stop or train station accident?

To win financial compensation, you will need to hire an experienced attorney who is capable of satisfying the burden of proof. Simply put, this means that you will have to prove you were injured due to a municipality’s negligence. Some of the most valuable types of evidence our firm will work to obtain can include security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the unsafe bus/train station conditions that caused your accident, witness statements corroborating your claim, and more.

What is the statute of limitations for bus/train station accidents in New Jersey?

Generally, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is two years, which gives those injured two years from the date of their accident to file a claim against a negligent party. That being said, when suing a municipality, your timeframe to report an accident is far shorter. You will have to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of your accident which informs the municipality that you are taking legal action against them. If you do not take this step in the allotted time, you will most likely be barred from suing. Our firm is ready to get the claims process started as soon as possible.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced defense attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. We understand the severity and immediacy of all personal injury claims and additional legal matters, and we provide each of our clients with compassionate and aggressive legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your legal case.