Jitney Buses – What Are They?
If you are from the New Jersey/New York City area, you have probably seen or heard of a jitney bus. Jitney buses are also known as immi buses, guaguas, shuttle buses, “Spanish buses,” gypsy buses or dollar vans.
If you have never traveled in one before, you probably are not familiar with the concept. Jitneys are privately owned and take passengers back and forth from New York City and New Jersey. They do not have published schedules like most forms of public transit. There are no marked stops where you can get picked up or dropped off by a jitney bus. You can find a map of the areas jitney buses service here.
Jitney buses are appealing to many because of their low bus fares and frequent trips, compared to other forms of transit.
This form of transportation is convenient for many, but can also be dangerous. If you are in an accident in a jitney bus and you do not have personal injury protection (PIP) coverage on your insurance, you may not be able to get compensation for any injuries you sustain or any losses you experience. Since jitney buses are considered commercial vehicles, they are not required to carry PIP coverage.
It is important to know the risks before getting on a jitney bus without the proper coverage.
Call Anthony Carbone
When you are injured after a jitney bus crash, it can be extremely difficult to find out who pays your bills. If you have been injured in a jitney bus accident or any other accident, 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.
Contact Jersey City personal injury attorney Anthony Carbone today to schedule your free initial consultation and see how we can help you.