Train & Bus Accidents

Monmouth County Train and Bus Accident Attorney

Representing clients after train or bus accidents

The great state of New Jersey is known for its amazing network of trains and buses that allow commuters to leave their vehicles behind and travel to and from locations with the confidence that, generally, their mass transit choice would save them time and money. Safety, reliability and affordability are just some of the many reasons New Jersey’s mass transit system is widely used by so many people each day. Riders trust that those responsible for our safety will take all consideration and action to ensure a safe ride without incident. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Though some accidents are unavoidable, many accidents that occur on buses or trains are caused by the negligence of the operator or governing body. If you need quality legal support to assess your situation and explore your legal options, contact Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. for a consultation today.

Bus Accidents

Bus accidents are bound to happen. They share the roads with aggressive drivers on congested thoroughfares. They are susceptible to the same hazards we all face going from A to B. When a bus accident happens, the passengers are at risk for serious injury because there are little to no safety constraints likes seatbelts. Sudden starts and stops can be dangerous to passengers and cause injuries regularly. In some cases, a bus driver may let a passenger off in a dangerous part of the road. These passengers can be hurt by various slip and falls and motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians. If you have suffered a serious injury on a bus, contact our firm to discuss your case.

Train Accidents

In most cases, trains are much safer than buses. They are not exposed to the same hazards buses face sharing the roads with other drivers. Even though they are safer, passengers are still at risk of being injured. Just like buses, trains have no seat belts or safety constraints. When a train is operated at a high speed around corners or starts and stops quickly, its riders are at risk for injury. In the most unfortunate events, trains have been known to derail, ending with terrible results. If you have been injured in a train accident, contact our firm to assess your situation.

When a municipality is to blame

In some situations involving mass transit accidents, a municipality may be to blame. Under the New Jersey Tort Claims Act, also known as Title 59, provides a legal means for injured parties to take legal action against the state, waiving sovereign immunity. You will have 90 days to file a Notice of Claim with the state. At that point, if the state finds your claim valid, they will compensate you for the impact from your injuries.

Contact our Freehold law firm

Train and bus accidents can leave you with a lifetime of physical and financial burdens. It is important that you act quickly to exercise your rights while you can. You need an attorney that can prove the negligence of the train operator or bus driver that caused your injuries. With over 30 years of experience, Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. can effectively represent your legal needs while you recover. If you need our help, contact our firm today.