New Jersey Bus Accident Attorney

Each day, millions of Americans ride busses to work, school and to get to their other daily activities. For many New Jersey residents, the bus is their only mode of transportation.

With so many busses traversing our roadways, accidents are inevitable. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that almost 500 people are killed in bus accidents each year. Hundreds more are injured daily.

Common Causes of Bus Collisions

Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari has handled many New Jersey bus injury accident claims. Here are some of the common causes of bus collisions:

  • Bus drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Bus driver fatigue
  • Bus driver inattention
  • Faulty bus equipment (especially breaks and tires)
  • Careless operation of the bus
  • Failure to allow passengers to be properly seated before proceeding upon the bus route (causing passengers to fall)
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians resulting in pedestrian knockdowns

Common New Jersey Bus Accident Injuries

As bus passengers do not typically wear seat belts, there is the potential for serious injuries in any bus accident. Here are some of the more common New Jersey bus accident injuries we’ve encountered:

  • Fractured bones
  • Torn ligaments and tendons
  • Lacerations and bruising
  • Burns
  • Facial injuries
  • Head injuries (especially concussions and skull fractures)

Who Can Be Held Liable In a Bus Accident in NJ?

Various parties may be held liable relative to bus accident injury claims, including:

  • The bus driver
  • The bus company
  • The bus manufacturer
  • The companies responsible for maintaining the bus
  • Local and State Agencies

Compensation for Damages in a New Jersey Bus Accident

New Jersey claims surrounding bus accidents often include the following elements of damages:

  • Past and anticipated medical and therapy bills/costs
  • Lost wages and anticipated lost earning capacity
  • Home/vehicle modifications (like wheelchair ramps)
  • Pain and suffering, disfigurement and effect on daily activity
  • Wrongful death damages (if you lost a loved one)

Some Notable Bus Accident Settlements

Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari has handled many New Jersey bus accident claims. Here are some of our settlement amounts:

Contact our NJ Bus Accident Lawyers Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey bus accident, you need to contact an attorney experienced in handling matters of this nature. Contact a New Jersey vehicle accident lawyer at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari today. We can help you pursue appropriate claims against the Bus Company and the State/Municipality (if warranted). We can be reached at (973) 635-5400.

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