Who is At Fault After a Mass Transit Accident?
We’ve all used mass transit at one time or another. Whether it’s to get to work in the morning or taking a quick trip to the city, public transportation – such as buses, taxis, or commuter trains – can get us where we want to go without worrying about driving. We are also putting our safety into the hands of an unknown driver who may not be as careful behind the wheel as you may be. So let’s say you commute to the city. While taking the train, it suffers a malfunction and derails. You are severely injured. How can you get compensated for your injuries?
Unlike a car accident where the fault lies with one or both drivers, the guidelines for mass transit accidents are a little different. There’s no insurance company for public transportation. Instead, you’ll have to make a claim against the government. But there are some important points to keep in mind:
- The statute of limitations for a mass transit accident claim against New Jersey Transit is only six months. So the sooner you get your complaint in, the better.
- Any complaint you have against NJ Transit must be sent to the agency where it will investigate the matter.
- Using the evidence it gets from its investigators, NJ Transit will then make a conclusion on how much you deserve.
This is why it is so important to get a personal injury lawyer to handle your mass transit case. Your lawyer will hire independent investigators will take a look at the evidence and draw the correct conclusion.
Were you injured in a mass transit accident? For more than 25 years, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has been handling cases such as these. We know how to get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.