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 973.366.3900 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation. With offices in Elmwood Park, Dover, Mendham and Newton, we're always accessible to you.