New Jersey Bus Accident Lawyer
Bus accidents that result in serious injury require experienced legal representation. If you or your loved one were injured in a bus accident, call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. With over ninety years of combined legal experience, we can provide you with the legal advice and guidance you need in the aftermath of your accident.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., our New Jersey bus accident lawyers are more than skilled legal advocates; we are:
- Service-oriented; and
- Successful, with millions secured in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Call or contact our office today to schedule your free consultation. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., there are no upfront expenses, and we only collect legal fees when we win your claim.
Why Hire a New Jersey Bus Accident Attorney?
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., we will work with you to build the strongest case possible for your bus accident claim. This includes answering your questions and keeping you up-to-date as your claim progresses. We are your constant ally in the fight to defend your legal rights.
The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., will also do the following on your behalf:
- Thoroughly investigate your bus accident claim;
- Identify all parties liable for your injuries;
- Determine and pursue all sources of compensation;
- Correspond with any accident-related creditors on your behalf;
- File your necessary court documents;
- Retain needed experts;
- Negotiate with the insurance company;
- Settle your bus accident claim; or
- Move forward towards trial.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., we want you to receive the compensation and justice you deserve. Contact our office for legal advice and guidance regarding your bus accident injuries. There is no charge for your initial consultation with our New Jersey personal injury lawyer, so call today.
Causes of Bus Accidents in New Jersey
Most bus accidents in New Jersey fall into one of two categories: driver error and non-driver error. Bus drivers require special training to operate their vehicles safely on public roadways. When private companies or public transit agencies fail to hire or train drivers appropriately, the likelihood of crashes increases.
In addition to poor training, drivers could put passengers and others at risk by:
- Driving drowsy;
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- Failing to follow or ignoring traffic signals;
- Driving and texting;
- Driving and eating; or
- Driving while distracted by any other means.
Bus drivers are not the only drivers subject to distractions and poor driving practices. Other drivers on the road who drive distracted or impaired make poor judgments as well. Other drivers may cause buses to crash because buses are unable to maneuver or brake quickly.
Other non-driver causes of bus accidents include the following:
- Hazardous road conditions;
- Poorly planned construction zones;
- Inclement weather; and
- Faulty bus systems or parts.
How Bus Accidents are Different
Bus accidents are different than car accidents. There are several types of vehicles classified as buses, with each carrying a range of passengers.
Bus types in New Jersey may include:
- School buses;
- City buses;
- Tour buses; and
- Intercity buses.
These vehicles are larger than passenger vehicles; they are also:
- Heavier than passenger vehicles;
- Much more difficult to stop;
- Harder for the driver to see out of and into any blind spots; and
- Subject to roll over in crashes.
If you or someone you love is the victim of a bus accident, it is imperative to seek medical care immediately as not all injuries, especially head injuries, are readily apparent.
After receiving medical care, it is wise to consult a New Jersey bus accident lawyer like those at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. Do not make any recorded statements or sign any documents from the insurance company without the advice of an attorney. An experienced bus accident attorney can determine the value of your claim and ensure you do not sign away your right to fair compensation.
Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., today to learn about our services and how we can tailor your legal representation to meet your needs best.