You Need A Hackensack Bus Crash Lawyer
New Jersey passengers injured in bus crashes should talk a Hackensack injury lawyer to know their right to legal compensation.
Our roads in Bergen County and all-over North Jersey are full of buses. According to one study, in 2019, approximately 6,770 were killed in the U.S. because of a bus crash. Approximately 567,000 bus riders were injured in the U.S. because of a bus crash.
Closer to home, Patch.com (a local news website), estimates that bus crashes are on the rise in the New Jersey.
We see these buses on Route 4, Route 17, Route 78, Route 80, the Turnpike, heading into the Lincoln Tunnel and crossing the George Washington Bridge. We also see the smaller jitneys that are racing each other to grab the passengers at the next stop. They are packing the buses with passengers who need to stand and then brake suddenly to stop short. And look if there are any seat belts there are for the seating passenger.
we also know that that aggressive bus drivers and negligent bus drivers cause crashes that kill people or leave them with life changing injuries. And those injuries can cause permanent spinal injuries when the passengers suddenly jerk forward and back. Passengers can also suffer injuries to their knees, hands, and shoulders in bus crashes.
Hackensack Bus Accident Litigation:
Most bus companies have large insurance policies because bus crashes can cause horrific damage to people.
Some lawyers might only know about the primary policy that the company has because the defense lawyers often don’t disclose the excess and umbrella policies unless it is properly demanded. An experienced Hackensack bus crash lawyer will know how to demand and get the information on all coverage that applies to your case.
Some bus cases get moved into federal court. A lot of New Jersey bus crash lawyers are not admitted to federal court and have never litigated a personal injury case in federal court.
The Partner in our Personal Injury Department, however, is admitted to federal court and has experience litigating bus crash cases in federal court.
Most bus crash cases settle before trial because juries understand that bus drivers can be aggressive and negligent— they have seen it themselves. This means you want a bus crash lawyer with experience in settlement negotiations, one who will fight to make sure you get what you need.
The best lawyer to get you a good settlement is a lawyer who is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a certified civil trial attorney. The majority of lawyers are not certified to do civil trial work which includes handling bus crash cases.
Some bus crashes cases go to a jury trial because the insurance adjuster for the bus company does not want to pay full and fair compensation for the injuries. An experienced bus accident attorney will know how to bring your case to a jury and help you tell your story.
If you or a loved one is seriously injured or dies in a bus crash, a Hackensack bus lawyer can file a lawsuit and litigate for you. The lawsuit can include claims for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Loss of income
Of course, money will not make the pain go away, but it will give you the justice you deserve and can help you and your family with your recovery. This is how we hold those negligent bus drivers and careless bus companies responsible for the injuries and damages you suffered.
New Jersey Bus Accident Litigation – NJ Transit and Other Municipal Buses:
If the bus crash involved a NJ Transit bus, a school bus, or any bus owned or operated by the state or municipal entity, you need to immediately call a New Jersey bus crash lawyer. Most of these cases are barred if you do not serve a Notice of Claim within ninety (90) days of the crash on behalf of an injured adult. You will need an experienced Hackensack bus crash lawyer to know what to do to make sure your claim is secure.
Don’t delay— as you see, the timeline is incredibly short if the accident involves a state or municipal entity. You can start right now by filling out this form and a dedicated Hackensack Bus Crash Paralegal will reach out to you.
If NJ Transit or the other municipal bus company does not want to settle after serving the Notice of Claim, the case can then be filed with the court and put into litigation.
Who am I Suing?
It depends upon the specifics of the bus crash, but it may be (and is not limited to):
- Bus driver,
- Bus company,
- Any other drivers responsible for the crash,
- State of New Jersey, or
- The School District that Operates the Bus
It is important to remember that all these entities will have insurance that will cover the persons and companies that you are suing.
Hackensack Bus Crash Lawyers
Our firm has lawyers who are certified as civil trial lawyers by the New Jersey Supreme Court and who litigate bus crash cases in federal court and in New Jersey state courts. You pay no money upfront for a consultation. You only pay a legal fee if there is a recovery at the end of your case.
Also, your case will be assigned a dedicated Personal Injury Paralegal to keep you up to date on your case and to guide you through the process. Our offices also have 24/7 live call monitoring, so if you leave an off-hours message for your lawyer, they’ll receive an email with all the details.
What Can I Do Before I Consult with a Hackensack Bus Crash Lawyer?
Gather up any documentation you may have. This could include cell phone photos, notes on the accident, bus ticket, bus ticket receipt, copy of the police report. (Don’t worry about what you may not have— your Paralegal will help with this.)
Consult with Your Hackensack Bus Crash Lawyer
Our job is to help you Move Forward. That means maximizing the money we recover for you so that you can be compensated for what the negligent bus driver and negligent bus company took away from you.
To consult with a Hackensack Bus Crash Lawyer, you pay nothing upfront. We only see money if we recover money from you. And if you’re immobile because of your accident, we can schedule the consultation over Zoom or as a telephone call. It can be done in English or in Spanish. (Para la versión en español de esta página, haga clic aquí.) We also have wheelchair accessible offices.
Call (201) 488-1161, fill out the intake form, or email a dedicated Personal Injury paralegal to speak with a Hackensack Bus Crash Lawyer at O’Cathain Law Group.