A driver sustained serious injuries after two school buses collided in a New Jersey bus accident, according to an Associated Press news report. Some students also suffered minor injuries in this crash. Authorities say the driver of a Delsea Regional High School bus, which was not carrying any students, ran a stop sign and crashed into a bus carrying students from St. Augustine Prep School in Buena Vista and Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Franklin Township. Merisa Tolentino, a 37-year-old woman who was driving the private bus, suffered head, neck and back injuries and was taken to an area hospital.
Not following traffic rules — such as stopping at stop signs, waiting at a red light or yielding to pedestrians — is usually treated as negligence on the part of the driver. If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and related expenses that include cost of hospitalization, medical costs, future treatment and loss of wages if you had to miss work because of your injuries and/or hospitalization.
If you were on the job at the time of your injury, then you are entitled to NJ workers compensation benefits from your employer. If the negligent party was also on the job at the time of the crash, then that individual’s employer could also be held liable for your injuries and loss. Knowledgeable and experienced New Jersey auto accident lawyers will be able to explain these issues and guide you through a complicated legal process after a personal injury accident.
Please call our skilled Princeton personal injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein for a free consultation and case evaluation. We will fight for your legal rights and make sure you are fairly compensation for your injuries and loss.