New Jersey Bus Accident Lawyer

Bus Accidents in NJ

LLF Injury Lawyers is known throughout NJ for handling bus injury cases, and at a low 29% contingency fee.  Our top bus accident lawyers are here to help.

There are too many bus accidents in New Jersey. 

LLF Injury Lawyers, with a low 29%  contingency fee, will fight to get you maximum compensation.

We handle bus accident deaths and serious injuries involving these bus companies:

  1. New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit):

    • NJ Transit is the state-owned public transportation system and the largest provider of bus services in New Jersey. It operates an extensive network of bus routes throughout the state, connecting various cities and towns.
  2. Coach USA:

    • Coach USA operates several bus services in the New Jersey area, including commuter and intercity routes. Subsidiaries such as Community Coach and Shortline Bus provide transportation services in the region.
  3. Greyhound:

    • Greyhound Lines, a well-known intercity bus service, operates routes connecting major cities in New Jersey with destinations across the United States.
  4. Megabus:

    • Megabus is an intercity bus service that operates in multiple states, including New Jersey. It offers affordable and express bus services connecting cities in the region.
  5. Academy Bus:

    • Academy Bus is a private bus company that provides commuter and charter bus services. It operates routes in the New York metropolitan area, including New Jersey.
  6. DeCamp Bus Lines:

    • DeCamp Bus Lines provides commuter bus services between various New Jersey towns and New York City.
  7. Suburban Transit:

    • Suburban Transit operates commuter bus services connecting central New Jersey with destinations in New York City.
  8. DASH Bus (Downtown Jersey City Shuttle):

    • The Downtown Jersey City Shuttle (DASH) is a free bus service that operates within Jersey City, providing transportation between key locations in the downtown area.
  9. Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Shuttle:

    • RVCC operates a shuttle service for students, staff, and faculty connecting the college campus with nearby locations.

Common Causes of NJ Bus Accidents

  1. Driver Fatigue:

    • Extended driving hours without adequate rest, exacerbated by demanding schedules and tight deadlines, can lead to driver fatigue, impairing attention and reaction times.
  2. Distracted Driving:

    • Distractions, including mobile phones, onboard technologies, and conversations with passengers, pose significant risks by diverting the driver’s attention from the road.
  3. Poor Weather Conditions:

    • Adverse weather, such as rain, snow, or fog, increases the likelihood of accidents, as reduced visibility and slippery road conditions challenge the driver’s control.
  4. Vehicle Maintenance Issues:

    • Inadequate maintenance can result in mechanical failures, ranging from brake malfunctions to tire blowouts, leading to accidents.
  5. Inadequate Training:

    • Insufficient training for bus drivers in handling the vehicle, navigating traffic, and responding to emergencies contributes to accidents.
  6. Reckless Driving:

    • Aggressive or reckless behavior, including speeding, improper lane changes, or tailgating, increases the risk of accidents.
  7. Road Conditions:

    • Poorly maintained roads, construction zones, or uneven surfaces add to the complexity of bus operations, potentially contributing to accidents.
  8. Other Motorists:

    • Actions of other drivers, such as sudden lane changes or failure to yield, can pose significant risks to buses, especially in busy traffic.
  9. Medical Conditions:

    • Health issues affecting a bus driver’s ability to operate the vehicle safely, such as seizures or heart conditions, can contribute to accidents.

Types of Bus Accidents:

  1. Rear-End Collisions:

    • Occur when a bus collides with the vehicle in front, often due to sudden stops, distracted driving, or inadequate following distances.
  2. Side-Impact Collisions (T-bone):

    • Take place when the side of the bus is struck by another vehicle, typically at intersections, leading to severe lateral impact.
  3. Head-On Collisions:

    • Result in severe injuries and fatalities when a bus collides with another vehicle or object head-on, often due to driver error or unsafe passing.
  4. Rollover Accidents:

    • Can occur due to factors like excessive speed, sharp turns, or collisions, leading the bus to overturn, causing extensive damage and injuries.
  5. Run-Off-the-Road Accidents:

    • Involve a bus leaving the roadway, potentially due to driver error, poor road conditions, or sudden obstacles, leading to collisions or rollovers.
  6. Pedestrian Accidents:

    • Occur when pedestrians are struck by buses, often during boarding or alighting, or due to driver negligence when navigating pedestrian zones.
  7. Multi-Vehicle Pileups:

    • Involving multiple vehicles, these accidents can occur on highways or at busy intersections, resulting in complex legal and logistical challenges.
  8. Jackknife Accidents:

    • Common among articulated buses, where the vehicle folds in on itself, often due to braking issues, leading to intricate rescue and recovery efforts.
  9. Bus-Related Injuries Inside the Vehicle:

    • Passengers may suffer injuries from falls, abrupt stops, or collisions inside the bus, ranging from minor bruises to more severe trauma.
  10. Overcrowding Incidents:

    • When buses exceed their capacity, maintaining balance becomes challenging, increasing the risk of accidents, especially during sudden stops or turns.

Bus Accident Injuries:

  1. Whiplash and Neck Injuries:

    • Common in rear-end collisions, causing sudden and forceful movements that strain the neck and spine.
  2. Head Injuries:

    • Range from concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries, depending on the nature and impact of the accident.
  3. Spinal Cord Injuries:

    • Result from the sudden jolts and impacts in accidents, potentially causing long-term or permanent impairment.
  4. Fractures and Limb Injuries:

    • Occur due to the force of impact, especially in rollovers or collisions with other vehicles.
  5. Soft Tissue Injuries:

    • Such as contusions, sprains, or strains, often resulting from sudden stops or violent movements during accidents.
  6. Internal Injuries:

    • Can range from organ damage to internal bleeding, particularly in high-impact accidents.
  7. Psychological Trauma:

    • Passengers and drivers may experience anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a traumatic bus accident.

Legal Implications:

  1. Bus Company Liability:

    • Bus companies may be held liable for accidents caused by inadequate training, poor maintenance, or negligent hiring practices.
  2. Driver Liability:

    • Bus drivers may be held responsible for accidents resulting from factors such as fatigue, distraction, or reckless driving.
  3. Manufacturer Liability:

    • If a bus accident is caused by a defect in the bus or its components, the manufacturer may be held accountable for product liability.
  4. Government Liability:

    • In cases where poor road conditions contribute to an accident, government entities responsible for road maintenance may be held liable for negligence.
  5. Passenger Injury Claims:

    • Injured passengers or pedestrians may pursue legal action to seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.
  6. Wrongful Death Claims:

    • In the tragic event of a fatality, surviving family members may pursue wrongful death claims against responsible parties.


Why Should I Contact a New Jersey Bus Accident Attorney?

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LLF Injury Lawyers, with a low 29%  contingency fee, will fight to get you maximum compensation.

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