Bus and Train Accidents
New Jersey Railway & Bus Line Accidents
Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident that was a result of the negligence of the New Jersey Transit Authority Rail and Bus Line division, or a private entity that offers bus service in or through New Jersey? Were you in an accident as a result of an improperly trained driver, or even a driver under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol? At The Epstein Law Firm we will work within all confines of the law to get you the compensation you deserve.
Bergen County Railway Accident Lawyers
In recent years, there have been a number of railway accidents in New Jersey and around the country. Railway accidents involving train derailments, equipment failure, or collisions with other trains, pedestrians, or vehicles seem to be more and more frequent and can result in tragic injuries, large numbers of deaths, and an incredible amount of property damage. Whether a railway accident was caused by mechanical failure or human error, there are many possibilities for the types of personal injury claims and lawsuits that may be filed. At the Epstein Law Firm, we are committed to helping victims and their families receive compensation to aid in the journey of rebuilding their lives.
Bus Line Accident Law Suits
Unfortunately, bus line accidents are even more frequent than railway accidents. Not a day goes by in this country where lives are not lost due to the negligence of a bus company or one of its drivers. Every year, hundreds of people are involved in bus accidents in New Jersey, whether as passengers or as pedestrians, and in almost all of those cases it is not the fault of the riding or walking persons involved. There are a number of reasons why bus accidents take place, such as: inadequate training of a driver, exceeding the capacity of the bus or carrying excess baggage, failing to maintain equipment like brake systems, driving a bus in poor weather conditions, operating when fatigued or under the influence of alcohol or narcotics, and speeding or reckless driving in order to maintain a schedule.
Who is at Fault?
Whether it is a railway or bus line accident, and even if there are many victims who are injured at once, each individual has a different legal case because of unforeseen circumstances. Some of those factors include, but are not limited to: where the injured or deceased victim was seated in relation to the impact of the crash, how long he or she suffered, and what losses resulted to the victim or to the victim’s family. In most cases, the bus driver can be held at fault. Depending on circumstances, however, the transportation company, bus owner, local government, bus manufacturer, or even manufacturers of components in the bus may be held liable for your personal damages.
Contact Our Experienced New Jersey Trial Lawyers Today
Our personal injury attorneys at The Epstein Law Firm work diligently toward obtaining compensation for you after a railway or bus line accident. When a public or private transit system train or bus is involved in an accident with a car, bicycle, or pedestrian, the injured or surviving family members need a tough advocate on their side. Any of our experienced personal injury attorneys are more than qualified to investigate the circumstances behind the crash, the long-term prognosis for the victim, and the immediate needs of the affected individual and their family. The Epstein Law Firm has a proven record of achieving favorable outcomes on behalf of accident victims across New Jersey. Contact us at our Bergen County office to learn how we can help you after a railway or bus line transit accident.