Taking the train is very common throughout New Jersey since New Jersey Transit and Amtrak run throughout the state. Trains are often seen as a generally safe, convenient, and reliable form of transportation. Though train accidents don’t happen often, when they do, they can have catastrophic impacts. Train accident victims tend to suffer from serious physical, emotional, and financial burdens that can affect them for the rest of their life. If you have been seriously injured in a New Jersey train accident, it is important that you take your legal options into consideration, as you may be entitled to a significant compensatory award. The Wilton Law Firm has the skill and experience necessary to effectively represent your interests and help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. To schedule your free initial consultation with The Wilton Law Firm, contact our office today.
How are train accidents caused?
Train accidents are very dangerous and often cause passengers to become seriously injured or even killed. There are many factors that can contribute to a train accident. Some of these factors may include the following:
- Train operator negligence
- Sudden stops or starts
- Train derailment
- Poorly maintained tracks
- Train collisions
- Poor weather conditions such as snow, ice, or heavy fog
Filing a Train Accident Claim
Train accident cases can be complicated because they may involve a government entity. If you were injured on a New Jersey Transit train, you must be sure to follow the guidelines set forth by the New Jersey Tort Claims Act N.J.S.A. 59:1-1 et seq. This Act requires that you file a Notice of Claim with N.J. Transit within 90 days of your accident. If you fail to meet this deadline, you may become ineligible to continue pursuing legal action and can ultimately, prevent yourself from recovering significant compensation. Do not hesitate to contact The Wilton Law Firm as soon as you are injured in a train accident so we can help you get started on your Notice of Claim.
Recovering Compensation After an Accident
If you are injured in a New Jersey train accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens caused by the accident. The Wilton Law Firm has decades of experience proudly assisting clients in the recovery of a monetary award to help offset some of the burdens associated with your accident. Some of the damages that you may be entitled to include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Contact a Monmouth County Train Accident Attorney
If you have suffered serious injuries in a New Jersey train accident, whether on Amtrak or NJ Transit, it is important that you have strong legal representation on your side. The Wilton Law Firm understands that you may be suffering from tremendous repercussions that can impact you for years down the road. To discuss your case at no cost, contact The Wilton Law Firm today and schedule a free initial consultation.