Public Transportation Accidents2018-06-15T19:23:58+00:00

Jersey City Public Transportation Accident Attorneys

Broken window on a Jersey City bus after it had hit pedestrian.

As part of the New York metropolitan area, Jersey City is home to various forms of public transportation.

Along with the New York Waterway Ferry, Jersey City has a sophisticated transit bus and train system, the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) subway system and more. In fact, it has been ranked as the fourth best city across the nation for public transportation.

While Jersey City’s public transportation options can be convenient, affordable ways to get around, they can also be involved in accidents – especially when negligence arises.

The Jersey City lawyers at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC are skilled at representing clients in various types of public transportation accident claims. Dedicated to helping accident victims obtain justice and financial recovery, we are ready to explain your legal options and aggressively champion your rights if you or someone you love has been harmed in a public transportation accident.

If you are unable to visit our office, we can travel to your location to discuss your potential case. Saturday appointments are available (upon request). Hablamos Español.

Call (201) 528-6928 or Email Us for a Free Consultation & Important Answers about Your Legal Options
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What Causes Public Transportation Accidents?

Any number of factors can cause public buses, trains, subways and ferries to be involved in accidents. These can include (and are not restricted to):

  • The negligence of drivers, engineers or operators – Distraction, fatigue and impairment, as well as a lack of training, are some forms of operator negligence that can contribute to public transportation accidents.
  • The negligence of transportation authorities – This can include failures to hire qualified operators; failures to maintain vehicles, trains, vessels or railways; and failures to comply with the applicable regulations.
  • The negligence of others – Other motorists and the makers of defective equipment are just a couple of other parties whose negligence can play a role in causing public transportation accidents.

The facts and evidence associated with a particular accident will be critical to determining the causes and which parties are at fault.

Who Is Liable for Public Transportation Accidents?

Liability will fall on those whose negligence contributed to a given accident. Depending the causes of the accident, liable parties can include (and may not be restricted to):

  • Other motorists
  • Other passengers
  • A transit authority (i.e., a government entity)
  • Subcontractors who may be responsible for maintaining transit vehicles, rails, etc.
  • A manufacturer of faulty vehicle or vessel equipment.

The Jersey City attorneys at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC can help you figure out all of the parties who are liable for your public transportation accident – and hold them accountable.

How Soon Do Public Transportation Accident Cases Have to Be Filed?

This will depend on which parties are liable for the accident. If a transit authority is liable, notice of a claim will typically have to be filed within 90 days of the accident (with some exceptions).

If any private parties are liable, there may be up to two years (from the date of the accident, the date on which the injuries are discovered or the date of death) to file a case.

Regardless of who may be liable, however, it is generally recommended that these cases be filed as soon as possible. More evidence tends to be available when the accident occurred in the recent past. Additionally, filing a claim promptly can get victims moving forward towards financial recovery sooner.

A Jersey City Bus & Train Accident Lawyer at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC Can Help You: Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been hurt in any type of public transportation accident, a Jersey City bus, train & auto accident lawyer at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC is ready to explain your legal options and help you seek the compensation and justice you may deserve.

Call (201) 528-6928 or email our firm for a free, no obligations consultation. Hablamos Español.

Committed to upholding the principles of justice, honesty, integrity, and service, the experienced trial lawyers at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC have more than 150 years of combined legal experience. This empowers us to provide extraordinary representation, personal service and successful resolutions.

Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC is proud to represent injured people and families from across New Jersey in various types of personal injury claims.