Bus Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries
There is a saying that a picture says 1,000 words. One only has to look at this photograph to understand the magnitude of a bus crash that occurred last week. At least 10 commuters on a New Jersey Transit bus were injured when their bus was struck by a tractor trailer. The accident occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike near Exit 13. The bus started its journey in Lakewood and was headed to Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken.
According to news reports, the accident occurred when a tractor-trailer attempted to change lanes and veered into another truck. The result was a chain-like effect, which resulted in another tractor-trailer striking the bus. The results of the final investigation of this accident have not been released.
At last report, this accident involved three tractor-trailers and the New Jersey Transit bus. It will be important to determine the culpability of each of the vehicles in the incident. Although the news articles do not seem to place blame on New Jersey Transit, it will be important for the injured passengers to put the bus company on notice. New Jersey Transit is the state’s public transportation corporation. There are very specific notice requirements for state entities.
Although the newspapers listed 10 injured passengers, others may not have felt the immediate effects of the accident. It is important that they also seek proper medical attention and ensure that proper notice requirements are followed.
Like any accident, there can be some confusion regarding payment of medical bills. Rather than sort through the information, many injured parties find it easier to secure the services of an experienced auto accident attorney. An attorney can assist in the process immediately following medical treatment.
In addition to securing payment for medical bills, there may be other types of claims arising out of this type of accident. This could include damages for permanent injuries, or pain and suffering. Again, it is crucial to secure the services of an experienced lawyer to take you through the process.