Injured Passengers

Experienced Monmouth County Passenger Injury Lawyer

city-cars-vehicles-street-largeRepresenting New Jersey clients after accidents

Car accidents can be devastating. When we are the passengers of vehicles, we are at risk of injury based on the actions of our driver and others on the road. Most people take the necessary precautions to protect their passengers and avoid incidents as they get from one location to another. Obviously, accidents happen. Fortunately, if you were injured in a private vehicle, your immediate medical bills and lost wages should be covered under their insurance policy. Whether you are a passenger in a private vehicle or public transportation, if the operator of a vehicle acted negligently, you could suffer a serious injury that can impact your future and you may need to consider your legal options. In some cases, if you were injured on public transportation, you may have to endure the complicated and time-sensitive process of suing a municipality. If you need a passionate attorney to assess your situation, guide you through your legal options and effectively represent your interest, contact Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. Our firm has years of experience constructing strong personal injury cases and protect the rights and future of clients across the state of New Jersey.  

No-fault insurance and private vehicle accidents

If you were injured in a private vehicle accident, you are covered under personal injury protection (PIP), a form of no-fault insurance. As the passenger of a private vehicle, your immediate medical bills and lost income caused by the accident are covered under the driver’s insurance policy. This allows passengers and drivers to seek medical attention directly after accidents without the concern of the repercussions of seeking medical attention, including mounting medical bills. If your injuries were caused by negligence, you may be entitled to damages. The matter becomes more complicated if the car accident involved multiple cars. It is important to consult with an attorney that can help you understand your rights.

Public transportation and passenger injury

Public transportation accidents are vastly different than private vehicle accidents. If you were injured on public transportation, you may have to sue a municipality for damages. You need to act quickly and consult with an attorney. Suing a municipality is a time-sensitive matter. You have 90 days from the day of your accident to file a Notice of Claim with the town or city you live in. You should consult with an experienced attorney to construct a durable personal injury case because the legal standard for a valid personal injury claim against a municipality is quite high.

Contact our effective Freehold law firm

Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. understands the impact accidents have on one’s life. If you have been injured as a passenger, your life can be devastated by medical bills, lost wages, and a decline in your quality of life. You may be entitled to damages that can help you through tough times and an uncertain future. If you need an attorney to knowledgeably guide you through your legal options and effectively represent your interests, contact Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. for a consultation.