In the state of New Jersey, there are different forms of transportation provided for the public’s use. Through trains, buses and other ways of traveling people can get from work to home and anywhere in between. Public transportation options must be monitored for safety in order for passengers to arrive at their destination in an efficient manner. Not just the vehicles are monitored, the stations need to be monitored as well. Unfortunately, these forms of transportation are subject to accidents just like passenger cars. When accidents occur, people can face unexpected serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been involved in a mass transit accident that has caused a personal injury, you should seek legal counsel in order to explore your options for seeking benefits.
How can mass transit accidents occur?
Mass transit accidents can occur due to a wide range of reasons. When it comes to these forms of transportation, they should be monitored closely to ensure the safety of the public. There are requirements that these systems must meet and people who are in charge of making sure that these requirements are met. If vehicles are not inspected closely, they can lead to devastating consequences. Operators may also be at fault for a mass transit accident. An operator’s negligence can include speeding, using a device, fatigue or substance abuse, among many other causes.
Serious injuries have been known to happen while riding on mass transit systems and they can also be caused in stations. Waiting areas and stations must also be monitored to ensure safety for all those around. Negligence by employees can contribute to accidents in waiting areas at stations, on escalators or elevators.
What can I gain from this claim?
If you can prove that a hazard was unattended due to the negligence of an employee, then you may be entitled to compensation for your accident and injuries. This compensation can be economic for your lost wages, lost future wages and medical bills. It can also include noneconomic damages for your pain and suffering and emotional distress from the accident.
When dealing with cases involving mass transit, it is best to have representation. We may be able to help you build your case around the negligence you have experienced. Contact us in order to seek the resolution you wish for.
Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in New Jersey, please contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.