NJ Transit Accident Lawyer
New Jersey residents have a comprehensive transit system to help them move across the state, as well as to cities outside of New Jersey, such as New York City and Philadelphia. Unfortunately, trains are not immune to accidents, although they happen far less frequently than other types of motor vehicle accidents. However, when a train accident occurs, the results can be devastating and result in years of physical, emotional, and financial burdens. If you have been seriously injured in a New Jersey Transit accident, you must have quality legal representation on your side, every step of the way. The Essex County injury lawyers at Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC have decades of experience proudly representing accident victims who need help recovering compensation after suffering from the negligence of another party. Contact Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC today to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Essex County transit accident lawyer.
Causes of Transit Accidents
Mass transit accidents can result in serious injuries and fatalities, depending on the severity of the accident. These accidents can occur for any number of reasons and often can be attributed in some part to negligence. If a train accident occurs, it may be due to:
- Driver negligence
- Sudden stops
- Faulty or poorly maintained tracks
- Operating the train under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Poor weather conditions such as snow, fog, or ice
How do I file a train accident claim in New Jersey?
Train accidents are complicated because they often involve a government entity. Filing an accident claim against NJ Transit requires the injured party to follow specific guidelines addressed in the New Jersey Tort Claims Act N.J.S.A. 59:1-1 et seq. Any NJ Transit accident victim must file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the accident to inform the company that you intend to take legal action against them. If you do not meet this 90-day deadline, you will not be able to continue with your claim and may ultimately be unable to recover damages for the burdens caused by the accident. Be sure to contact the personal injury lawyers at Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC as soon as possible so you do not miss out on your claim.
Recovering Compensation After an Accident
If you were hurt in a train accident with NJ Transit, you may recover damages for the burdens you faced as a result of the accident. Some of the damages that you may be entitled to include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Contact an Essex County Transit Accident Attorney
If you were seriously injured as a passenger on a train in New Jersey, you must seek strong legal guidance as soon as you can. Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has decades of experience proudly serving clients across New Jersey who have suffered due to the negligence of NJ Transit, Amtrak, and more. Contact Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC today to discuss your legal options.