New Jersey Transit Train Accidents
New Jersey Transit (NJT) is the largest public transit system in the country. Commuter trains and light rail transit are major parts of this system, carrying thousands of people daily to various locations in New Jersey and New York. Unfortunately, a number of passengers and bystanders are injured or killed each year in train accidents.
At The Epstein Law Firm, we understand how to handle personal injury cases involving NJT, New Jersey Transit Rail Operation (NJTR) and the light rail. NJT is a public entity, which makes legal claims against it different than a claim against an insurance company after a car accident, for example. Lawsuits against public entities usually have different time limits and different procedures that must be followed. It is important that you get legal advice as soon as possible after the accident so you do not lose your chance to make a claim.
To discuss your potential case with a New Jersey Transit train accident lawyer at The Epstein Law Firm, call 201-918-3560 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation. If we take your case, we will work on contingency, charging you no attorneys’ fees until you receive a settlement or verdict.
Types of Accidents Involving New Jersey Transit Trains
Injuries can be inflicted on those outside a train, such as people waiting on boarding platforms. Most injuries, however, are sustained by people inside the train cars at the time of an accident. In either situation, the victim deserves full and fair compensation. The Epstein Law Firm handles NJT accident claims stemming from:
- Sudden stopping of a train
- Failure to stop
- Train derailment
- Poor platform design or maintenance
- Collisions with vehicles at crossings
- Negligence by train conductors
- Premature closing of train doors leading to someone getting trapped or dragged
Contact a Bergen County Public Transit Accident Lawyer
For a free consultation to discuss your potential personal injury claim with an experienced New Jersey attorney, call The Epstein Law Firm at 201-918-3560 for a free initial consultation. You can also contact us online. We will either meet with you in our Rochelle Park office or at your home or hospital.