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NJ Transit Claims

New Jersey Transit Claims

Experienced lawyers representing people injured in train and bus accidents

The NJ TRANSIT system was formed in 1979 by the Public Transportation Act. The department oversees numerous bus, train and light rail lines and the many stations dotted throughout New Jersey. The NJ TRANSIT system is responsible for ensuring the safety of its passengers and workers. Unfortunately, preventable accidents are common.

Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC was established in 1950 by two Harvard law school graduates who returned to their homes in New Jersey to advocate for the fair treatment of injury victims. Our team continues the tradition of fighting the toughest cases to reach the best results as efficiently as possible. If you were injured or your loved one killed in a train or bus accident in New Jersey, we aggressively pursue the maximum compensation from the state.

Statute of limitation for NJ TRANSIT and PATH claims

Notice of your intention to file a claim against NJ TRANSIT or PATH (Port Authority of New York & New Jersey) must be submitted to the appropriate department within 90 days of the incident that caused your injuries — unless you were a minor at the time of the accident, in which case you must file within 90 days of your 18th birthday. Missing this vital deadline can permanently bar you from recovering the damages to which you are entitled. To avoid forfeiting your rights, contact our law firm immediately after a bus or train accident so that we can send your notice promptly and begin investigating your case.

New Jersey transportation accidents

Our lawyers are skilled in handling complex transportation tort claims, including those involving:

  • Buses — bus accidents may involve rollovers, sudden stops or wrecks with cars, bikers or pedestrians
  • Trains train accidents commonly occur because of derailments, abrupt jerks and jolts, sudden stops or collisions with other objects obstructing the tracks
  • Light rail — although the light rail trains do not travel as fast or weigh as much as those on the New Jersey and private railroad systems, accidents involving these lines are serious and often deadly
  • Tracks — automobile occupants and pedestrians hit by trains rarely survive the impact and typically suffer catastrophic injuries if they live
  • Platforms and stations — passengers waiting at train platforms and stations risk being shoved or falling in front of approaching trains, tripping over uneven concrete, tumbling down stairs or becoming the victims of crime

Consult our lawyers about recovering damages from the NJ TRANSIT system

For more information about suing the New Jersey transportation department, call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC at 862-263-0770 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation. With offices in Elmwood Park, Dover, Bernardsville and Newton, we’re always accessible to you.

  • In 2020, we settled or won, at trial/mediation/arbitration, 112 personal injury cases. Our clients recovered over ten million dollars. Our firm set a record in 2020 by settling 15 cases for $200,000.00 or more. In the last eleven years, we have settled/won over one thousand cases and our clients have recovered over 100 million dollars.
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  • Results may vary depeding on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Our Offices
  • Dover Office
    77 Union Street, Suite 2A
    Corner of Rt. 46 and Union Street
    Dover, New Jersey 07801
    Phone: 973-366-3900
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Newton Office
    93 Spring Street
    Suite 406
    Newton, New Jersey 07860
    Phone: 973-512-2207
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Elmwood Park Office
    One Broadway
    Suite 304
    Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07470
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Bernardsville Office
    150 Morristown Road
    Suite 103
    Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360