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New Jersey Bus Accident Lawyers

New Jersey accident attorneys recover maximum compensation for victims injured in bus accidents

Many of us rely on public transportation on a daily basis. And when we are using any form of public transportation, we are trusting the public transportation system and drivers to safely get us from one point to another. While most trips on a bus do end without incident, accidents involving buses do still happen. The New Jersey bus accident lawyers at Leonard Legal Group, LLC understand the severe pain and damage a victim injured in an accident involving a bus experiences, and we fight to protect the rights of our clients to full and fair compensation and hold the negligent parties responsible for their actions.

Causes of bus accidents

Just as with any automobile accident, there are many things which can cause an accident involving a bus to occur. Some of the more common causes of bus accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driving / driving under the influence
  • Fatigued driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Bus company negligence
  • Lack of proper bus maintenance
  • Failure to drive safely in inclement weather

No matter what the reason for an accident is, accidents rarely occur purely on chance. They are usually the result of a negligent or reckless act of the driver or manufacturer of a vehicle. Our attorneys work tirelessly for our clients to build a case which proves this negligence or recklessness existed, and to recover the compensation our clients need to heal.

What type of compensation can you get if you are injured in bus accident?

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a bus, there are different forms of compensation you may be entitled to. Types of compensation which can be recovered in a personal injury claim include:

  • Past medical bills
  • Future medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Property loss
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bus accident, it is important to review the details of the accident and protect your rights to compensation with an established personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Statute of limitations for bus accident claims

The statute of limitations, or the amount of time in which a plaintiff has to bring forth a lawsuit for most personal injury claims in the State of New Jersey is two years from the date the accident occurred. If the plaintiff does not file their claim within the allowed time frame, the courts will not hear their case and they will not be able to recover any compensation for their injuries. However, when the plaintiff intends to file a personal injury claim which includes a governmental entity (for example, NJ Transit) as a party to the claim, they must provide formal written notice of their intent to sue within 90 days of the date of the accident or your claim will be barred. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a bus, don’t allow another day to go by without speaking with a skilled personal injury lawyer about your rights to compensation.

Tenacious Morristown personal injury lawyers advocate for the rights of your family to full and fair compensation when you or someone you love are injured in a bus accident

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bus accident, you need a seasoned personal injury attorney who is determined to obtain the maximum compensation you deserve. The accomplished New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Leonard Legal Group, LLC have more than 25 years of experience obtaining excellent results for victims who have been injured in bus and other motor vehicle accidents. Our reputation as compassionate lawyers who are tough on negligent parties has been earned by our relentless pursuit of justice for our clients. Call us today at 973-984-1414 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation with one of our attorneys. Our office is conveniently located in Morristown and we all handle cases in the entire State of New Jersey.