New Jersey Train Accident Attorneys
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The NJ Transit provides light rail service to nearly one million passengers each weekday and between 300,000 and 400,000 passengers each day of the weekend. With 11 lines and over 160 stations, there are certain to be incidents involving trains in the New Jersey area.
If you have been a victim in any type of accident involving a train, you may have wondered how you can get compensation for your injuries. The answer is simple: you can’t do it alone. You need an experienced NJ personal injury lawyer to guide you in seeking the compensation that is owed to you. Call (609) 240-0040 to schedule a free consultation with Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., to learn about your rights.
When most people hear the phrase "train accident," they picture a pile-up of massive train cars and mangled track. But there are a many types of accidents that can involve a train. Some of them include:
- A collision of two or more trains
- A train derailment
- A train colliding with other vehicles
- A pedestrian struck by a train
- A pedestrian injured by a fall at a station or on the train tracks
Each accident is unique and needs a full investigation to determine the cause of the accident and who was responsible. Some of the at-fault parties could include the train operator, other train workers, staff responsible for the maintenance of the train or the tracks, the train company, manufacturers of components of the train, another vehicle driver, or even the pedestrian in the accident or another person near the train.
A victim working alone will have a hard time determining fault while also trying to recover from an injury. It is harder still to file a claim against a government entity like the NJ Transit. The government gives itself special deadlines, and requires exact paperwork to be filled out before a lawsuit can be filed. The train accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., have been working on these complex cases and securing compensation for injury victims for over 25 years.
Once we have established that your case holds potential, we will work to prove your claim. To be successful, we will need to prove that someone else’s negligence was the direct cause of your injuries and losses. We will compile medical records, documents from the accident, and witness statements; conduct interviews and even consult with accident reconstructionists and industry experts to create an accident simulation if necessary. We know all the state deadlines and can file a notice with NJ Transit if we need to. In short, we will use all of our resources and expertise in New Jersey personal injury law to see that justice prevails for you.
In New Jersey, a personal injury claim can recover compensatory damages for you. This will include all of your current medical bills and any future medical care required as a result of the train accident, rehabilitation, lost wages and decreased earning capacity in the future if that applies, property damage, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Punitive damages may be imposed on the defendant as well, but only when there was clearly malice, fraud, willful misconduct, or wantonness demonstrated in causing the accident.
If you have been injured in a train accident, schedule a free consultation with Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. Our accident lawyers can explain your rights and options for seeking compensation, as well as outline how our team can work for you to see that justice is served. Call (609) 240-0040 today so that you can stop worrying about medical expenses, lost wages, and long-term injuries that will become a financial drain to you and your loved ones.
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