You see them all the time in traffic or perhaps you have ridden in one. A jitney bus is also referred to as an immi bus and is known for transporting commuters from Hudson County and Passaic County to New York and throughout New Jersey. Also known as “gua gua’s,” these buses are a cheaper option with a better schedule for many compared to New Jersey Transit.
Unfortunately, jitney or immi buses also experience the same issues as all motor vehicles. You can get into an accident just like any other automobile accident. If you get into a bus accident and are injured, it’s not the same as if you were in your own car. Who is responsible for the medical bills?
If you’re on a jitney- immi bus in Jersey City and get into an accident, call the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone immediately. We have more than 26 years of experience in bus accidents and know how to get you the compensation you deserve.
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage
In New Jersey, when you purchase auto insurance you are given an option to buy personal injury protection, better known as PIP coverage. What this means is if you get into an auto accident, PIP will cover any expenses related to the injuries that you had sustained. These expenses could include any medical bills that your health insurance does not cover. It can also protect you from:
- Loss of income
- Child care expenses
- Funeral expenses if the injured party did not survive the crash
However, if you don’t have PIP coverage, your medical bills may not be covered if you are in an accident while a passenger on an jitney-immi bus. Since jitney buses are considered commercial vehicles, they are not required to carry PIP coverage. This makes it difficult for you to find out who is the responsible party to pay your medical claim.
You Need Anthony Carbone
When getting into any accident, it can be a tricky situation. But when you are injured after a jitney bus crash, it can be extremely difficult to find out who pays your bills. That’s why you call the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone. Our jitney bus accident attorney will use several methods to fight your claim against the jitney bus company and make sure your claim is paid in full. We will get the money that you deserve.
Contact Jersey City personal injury attorney Anthony Carbone today to schedule your free initial consultation and see how we can help you.