Guiding New Jersey clients through their legal options
New Jersey commuters spend a lot of time on mass transit. With buses and trains crisscrossing our state, millions of New Jersey residents take advantage of the option when they go from town to town or to and from work. Safety, dependability, and affordability are just some of the many positive points of using buses and trains. Most trips on buses and trains go without incident. We often travel to and from our destinations without a problem. We trust in the service of mass transit and hope that they will take all the necessary concern to protect us. Every so often, incidents occur and people get hurt. When a person is hurt because of the negligence of a bus or train operator, he or she may have to consider their legal options. If you need an attorney to assess your personal injury claim and passionately represent your needs in and out of court, contact The Law Offices of Andrew S. Maze, Esq.
Buses share the road with other drivers and are susceptible to the same risks as anyone who frequents the roads of New Jersey. Unfortunately, bus accidents are bound to happen and passengers are at risk of serious injury. Buses do not come with seatbelts and crashes can end with terrible results. Even sudden stops and starts can be dangerous and leave a passenger hurt. Sometimes, bus drivers will let a passenger out onto a dangerous part of the road, leading to slip and falls, pedestrian accidents, and worse. If you have been injured on a bus because of the negligence of the driver, you have a lot to consider about your legal actions. Contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq.
Trains are much safer than buses for the most part. Trains are not subject to the same factors as buses but accident have and will happen. Similar to buses, trains do not come with seat belts or constraints. When a train conductor travels too fast around curves or starts and stops jarringly, passengers can be hurt. Though rare, train derailments can end with devastating results. If you have been involved in a train accident, contact our firm to discuss your legal options.
A municipality may be liable
Bus and train accidents may be the result of the negligence of a municipality. Suing a municipality in New Jersey is a difficult task. For the most part, New Jersey is protected under sovereign immunity that bars people from suing the government like any private citizen, but through the New Jersey Tort Claims Act, or Title 59, a private citizen may be able to bring a claim to the municipality or the actors of the municipality that caused their serious injury. You must act quickly because you only have 90 days from the incident to file a claim with the local municipality.
Contact a Middlesex County law firm with train and bus accident experience
Train and bus accidents can be devastating. With no safety constraints, the passengers of mass transit are susceptible to the actions of the operators. If you have been injured because of the negligence of a bus driver or train operator, you need to contact an attorney to represent your needs. The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. has served the people of New Jersey with quality legal support for over 25 years regarding personal injury matters. If you need an effective and passionate attorney with a reputation for success, contact Andrew S. Maze, Esq. for a consultation.