Recently, a New Jersey Transit bus crashed into four vehicles, causing injuries to at least five people. According to a Wall Street Journal news report, the bus accident occurred in Weehawken in the south tube of the Lincoln Tunnel. None of the bus passengers were injured; however, the bus driver, three occupants of a Mercedes Benz, and one occupant of another vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries. Police believe that the bus driver suffered a seizure before crashing into the other vehicles.
It is the legal obligation of mass carrier companies to hire safe drivers. Allowing a dangerous driver or a driver with a serious medical condition to get behind the wheel of a large bus can lead to a devastating New Jersey bus accident. In this case, it is not known if the bus driver had a prior condition. A thorough investigation will likely reveal precisely what caused this injury-causing bus crash.
The statute of limitations is the amount of time a victim has to file a claim against the at-fault driver. Once that time has passed, an injured victim will no longer be able to pursue compensation for their losses suffered from an accident. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations on a personal injury claim is two years. A skilled personal injury lawyer will work diligently to get your claim processed before your time runs out.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident in New Jersey, the Princeton bus accident lawyers of Lependorf & Silverstein will help you understand and evaluate your legal options. Call our law offices at 609-240-0040 to obtain more information about pursuing your rights and receiving full and fair compensation for all your injuries, damages, and losses sustained from a New Jersey bus accident.