Whether they serve as part of our daily commute or offer an affordable alternative to long-distance travel, of the lives of many New Jersey Residents. For some, the choice to rely on public transport including Trains is informed by the disturbing upward trend in Automotive Accidents, with many perceiving Trains being a Safer alternative to highways packed with Smartphone-wielding drivers. However, no mode of transport is perfectly safe, and the Trains are no exception. Negligence or overwork may result in operator error, and inadequate maintenance and mechanical wear may lead to equipment failure, either of which has the potential to cause an accident. Due to the high speeds and the massive size of trains, a derailment or collision of any kind has the potential to inflict catastrophic injuries on passengers and others nearby (such as travelers waiting on the train platform). Those who suffer such injuries may require extensive treatment and long periods of Healing to Recover, and even then may be left with lasting injuries. This makes it all the more important that anyone injured in a train accident be able to obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
neck and spine even when the train itself has avoided a Collision. In these cases, having an experienced injury lawyer working on your case is particularly important because "Invisible" injuries of this kind are too often dismissed as exaggerated, when in fact they can cause lasting pain and interfere significantly in an accident victim's life if they do not receive a proper medical treatment, which in turn requires adequate compensation from the parties responsible for your injuries. The New Jersey Tort Claims Act only allows serious injuries to go forward, so it is up to your attorney to determine whether your injury is the type of serious injury allowed under the statutory and case law, and then to prove that to the Satisfaction of the government agency Sued or, failing that, the court in which the suit is filed.
All of these issues should warn anyone seriously injured in a train accident as soon as possible for guidance and advice on whether they should proceed with a claim against the operator of the train, and how.