Train and Bus Accident Attorneys Fighting for Passengers, Bystanders, and Others
Due to the massive size of trains and buses, even a minor accident can have major repercussions, resulting in catastrophic injuries, illnesses, death, and a series of complex legal issues. If you or a family member has been involved in an accident or is the victim of an accident, Paul M. da Costa and his team, who are highly respected and knowledgeable train and bus accident attorneys in serving Roseland, Bridgewater, Hackensack, and Morristown communities throughout New Jersey, can guide you through the process to help you receive the compensation and justice you deserve.
Types of Injuries
Each year in the United States there are an estimated 3,000 train accidents, resulting in nearly 1,000 deaths. When accidents do not result in a fatality, injuries can still be significant and involve many victims. The intense impact of the train can affect passengers, pedestrians, bystanders, railroad workers, drivers, and staff. Victims are often inflicted with varying degrees of injury, including burns, broken bones, loss of limbs, exposure to toxic chemicals, mental anguish, and death. In a single train accident, hundreds of people can be affected, both mentally and physically, or in some cases, it may only affect a single person.
Immediately following an accident, it is imperative to seek legal counsel to defend your rights, to help you fight for the compensation you entitled to, and help you navigate the difficult process.
Common Causes of Accidents
Our attorneys represent a wide range of victims injured from various types of incidents and accidents involving trains and buses. Victims may include those involved in a train derailment to someone who fell from the train’s platform. Some of the most common accidents include:
- Railroad Crossings
- Train-on-Train Collision
- Collision with an Automobile
- Railroad Accidents
- Conductor Error
- Fall from Platform
Railroad Crossings and Derailments
Railroad crossings and derailments often lead to some of the most catastrophic injuries and damage. The causes of individual accidents may vary, but in the case of crossings, causes typically include the failure of the conductor to use lights and horns when approaching a crossing, defective gates and signals, protruding objects, and negligent automobile drivers. These types of accidents can affect automobile drivers, bystanders, and train passengers.
Derailments tend to cause the most widespread damage, due to the high speed. The extent of the damage varies by the area or neighborhood where it occurs. Causes may include conductor negligence, improper track maintenance, faulty tracks, faulty equipment, overloaded weight, and more. Large derailments can cause a major loss of life, exposure to toxic chemicals, severe burns, and life-altering injuries.
As a result of the significant damage, injuries, and number of victims that may be involved following a train derailment or any other type of train accident, lawsuits can become long and complex. Immediately following an accident, it is imperative to seek legal counsel to defend your rights, to help you fight for the compensation you are entitled to, and help you navigate the difficult process. Fortunately, our experienced attorneys, Paul M. da Costa and his team at Sarno da Costa D’Aniello Maceri LLC possess the knowledge and understanding to efficiently navigate the complex laws, to stand up against those that need to be held accountable, and to fight for you.
Contact Us Today
If you or a family member has been injured, or have been involved in any type of train or bus accident or incident, please contact Paul M. da Costa at 973-274-5200 or PdaCosta@sarnolawfirm.com to discuss your case. There is no charge for your initial consultation.