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Bus Accident Attorneys in Newark, NJ

Essex County, NJ Lawyers Help Injured Bus Accident Victims Across New Jersey

New Jersey is proud to boast an exceptional public transportation system which includes commuter buses, such as NJ Transit and Suburban Transit, airport shuttle buses, charter buses and school buses. Bus travel is incredibly convenient, allowing people to avoid traffic congestion on the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, and other busy highways in and around North Jersey.

Unfortunately, due to their size and weight, and the fact that buses transport many riders at once, accidents often result in severe and life-threatening injuries to multiple people. Of course, any accident is a tragedy, but school bus accidents that leave cause injuries to young children are especially unfortunate.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a bus accident, time is of the essence. Contact skilled and battle-tested personal injury Firm today. The Firm will fight for maximum compensation for injuries suffered in accidents in New Brunswick, East Orange, West Orange, Short Hills, Elizabeth, and throughout NJ. You may be entitled to damages for pain and suffering, medical treatment, lost wages, reduced quality of life and more. Survivor damages may be awarded to someone who lost an immediate family member in a bus accident.

Experienced NJ Personal Injury Attorneys Fight for Justice for Clients in Union Township, New Jersey

There are various types of accidents that involve buses and cause serious injury. These include the bus colliding with other vehicles including motorcycles, trucks, cars and bicycles, hitting a stationary object such as a telephone poll or building, or striking a pedestrian.

Often bus accidents are caused by negligent behavior on the part of the bus driver or bus company. Some common reasons bus accidents occur include:

  • The bus driver was fatigued and made a mistake. The Federal Carrier Safety Administration prohibits bus drivers from driving more than 10 hours until they’ve rested for eight hours. Further, working more than 60 hours per week is not allowed. Even so, money is a powerful motivator. Bus companies may push drivers to take extra shifts and drivers may accept for the extra income.
  • The bus driver was distracted by a phone or radio.
  • Aggressive driving.
  • The bus driver was driving while intoxicated or otherwise under the influence in Woodbridge, Elizabeth, Fanwood or any other North Jersey town
  • The bus driver failed to follow the rules of the road (i.e.: speeding, reckless driving, running a red light).
  • The bus driver didn’t see another vehicle or person in its path. Motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and other auto crashes cause significant injuries.
  • There are times when the accident is caused by mechanical failure. This would amount to failure of the bus company to maintain its fleet properly – replacing worn tires when necessary, for example.
  • Other things may also cause bus accidents including: defective brakes, roadway potholes, tire blowouts and poor weather conditions in Kenilworth, Hillside, or Garwood.

In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for filing personal injury lawsuits is two years. However, if the lawsuit is against a government entity – in this case NJ Transit or the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, for instance – you must give notice of your intention to file a lawsuit within 90 days of the accident. The law requires you to then wait six months before you are allowed to file the lawsuit. During this time period, The Firm can negotiate with the government agency involved to resolve your claim so you are generously compensated.

Since suing the government isn’t a simple task, it’s important you hire a lawyer with the chops to fight City Hall, if necessary. The skilled personal injury lawyers at The Firm won’t back down from insurance companies or government officials. They will put the law to work for you and fight for your right to maximum compensation for your bus accident injuries.

Common Injuries Resulting from Commuter & School Bus Accidents in East Brunswick, NJ

If you are in a bus accident in Linden, Mountainside, New Providence, Plainfield, or anywhere else in Middlesex County or Union County in New Jersey, you are likely suffering from severe injuries. The sheer size and weight of a buses put passengers, other drivers, and pedestrians at serious risk for injuries, including:

  • Head, neck and spinal trauma, including whiplash or disk injury
  • Cuts, lacerations, amputated limbs
  • Internal injuries or bleeding
  • Traumatic Brain Injury, such as concussion
  • Broken Bones and Fractures
  • Emotional injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Wrongful Death, compensation when a family member is killed in a bus accident

In New Jersey, there is no cap on damages you are allowed to receive when you’ve been injured in a bus accident. The Firm will fight to make sure you get every penny you deserve.

Contact a Skilled, Aggressive Elizabeth, NJ Bus Accident Injury Lawyer Today for Free

Rest assured, make one call to The Firm and you can focus on your recovery. The Firm has been fighting for the rights of good people, like you, who have been injured in NJ bus accidents for more than 25 years. They have won millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts that covered physical, financial or emotional injuries.

Contact the experienced legal team at The Firm today. We will review your case, work with accident reconstruction consultants, safety engineers, medical professionals and others to piece together what happened so we can get you the compensation you deserve. You can schedule a free consultation at one of The Firm’s offices in Newark, Red Bank, Westfield, Cranford, or Clifton, NJ.


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$4.7 M

Verdict - Train Accident

Plaintiff suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured skull that resulted in a large epidural hematoma requiring an emergency craniotomy after a New Jersey Transit train accident.

$4.0 M

Settlement - Bus Crash

Plaintiff sustained multiple fractures and injuries to her shoulder, neck, lower back, leg, and ankle after a bus accident. She required several surgeries which still resulted in permanent damage.

$2.5 M

Verdict - Head-On Collision

Plaintiff suffered multiple injuries, including a right temporal skull fracture, requiring a temporal craniotomy; post-traumatic seizure disorder; and post-traumatic stress disorder.

$2.0 M

Settlement - Wrongful Death

Diesel mechanic was tragically crushed to death while repairing valves in the compactor unit of a garbage truck. Victim’s family sued the truck manufacturer for putting the valves inside the unit.

*Results vary, depending on the facts and circumstances of each case. This record of success in the courtroom and at the negotiation table serves our clients in two important ways: (1) It compensates them for their pain and suffering; and (2) It helps them rebuild their lives.

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