The driver of a minivan was killed in a New Jersey car accident involving a Vernon school bus. The Star-Ledger reports that the fatal bus accident occurred on Route 638 near Old Homestead Road in the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Township. Police report that the collision occurred as the school bus was on its way to Rolling Hills Primary School. The driver of the van was killed in the accident and 21 children on the Decker Transportation school bus were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
New Jersey car accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. In cases where a drunk, distracted, or otherwise negligent driver is involved, the at-fault driver can be held liable for injuries and damages sustained in the accident. Injured victims in a New Jersey auto accident can seek compensation for physical pain and suffering, unpaid medical expenses, disability and lost wages.
Victims and their families should refrain from talking to insurance companies or lawyers for other parties until they have retained and been advised by their own legal counsel, who will help protect your legal rights.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey car accident, contact the experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyers of Blume Forte to discuss your legal rights and options. Call our accident lawyers at 973-635-5400 to get more information about how to pursue your possible claim.