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New Jersey Bus Accident Lawyers

Representing clients injured in bus crashes throughout NJ

Many of us in New Jersey rely on bus transportation for many purposes, whether it is a commuter bus into the city, a tour bus to visit the Atlantic City casinos, or on a field trip for students. Buses provide safe, reliable, and economical transportation. Bus accidents are fortunately not very common, but when they do occur they cause great loss to those who are injured and those who lose family members.

With some of the nation’s busiest highways, including the New Jersey Turnpike carrying commuters to and from New York City, our state’s roadways are some of the most congested in the U.S. If you were injured or if your loved one was killed in a NJ Transit bus accident, or in a collision involving a Greyhound or Coach bus, the personal injury attorneys at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP are available to evaluate your case. You are welcome to schedule a free consultation to discuss your bus accident injury case. We can advise you of your rights and recommend your next course of action, regardless of what type of bus your accident occurred on.

Types of bus transportation in NJ

There are many different types of buses that you can ride in to get where you are going. The following are few examples of various kinds of buses:

  • NJ Transit bus
  • Casino shuttles
  • Greyhound, Coach or Jefferson Lines bus
  • Private chartered bus
  • School bus
  • University campus shuttle bus

Types of bus accident injuries

When a bus accident occurs, there can be many traumatic injuries like the types of injuries you might see in a car accident such as:

  • Broken bones
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
  • Burn injuries
  • Traumatic amputations

School bus accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that school bus and transit bus accidents accounted for about 40 percent of bus crashes in the United States. Serious injuries to children boarding or riding school buses are particularly tragic. These children and their parents trusted bus drivers and bus companies to keep them safe while in transit to and from school.

What are some of the causes of bus accidents?

Given that buses are driven by human beings, human error is always the largest factor when it comes to the cause of a bus crash. The following are a few examples of some of the factors that can lead to a bus crash:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless, aggressive driving
  • Drowsy driving/HOS violations
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Tailgating/following too closely
  • Mechanical defect/equipment failure

Buses are large and difficult to maneuver. Sometimes the drivers of smaller, more nimble passenger vehicles dart in and out of lanes and they misjudge how long it takes for a vehicle as large and heavy as a bus to stop. Regardless of what caused the bus accident that injured you, our NJ bus crash attorneys are here to protect your rights to recover fair compensation for your injuries.

What can a New Jersey bus accident attorney do to help your case?

If you were injured in a commercial bus, your claim for compensation will be significantly more complicated than if you had been injured in a collision with another motorist. Fortunately, our experienced NJ bus accident lawyers know how to investigate the crash, determine who is at fault and hold them accountable on your behalf.

You may have been injured as a passenger, a pedestrian, a bicyclist, a motorcycle rider, or an occupant of a car or truck that collided with a bus. A defective roadway may have been a factor in your bus accident. You may have fallen while boarding or disembarking from a bus. No matter how the bus accident occurred, if you were seriously injured, you need legal advice as soon as possible.

Hurt in a bus crash in NJ? Call us today

From offices in Edison, Red Bank, and Toms River, our lawyers advise and represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation matters throughout New Jersey. Call the law offices of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP at 732-384-1331 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey bus accident lawyer at an office nearest to you.

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Testimonials

I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!

"The list is LONG of the wonderful things that I can say about Barry, Maria (his assistant) & the rest of the folks that I had the HONOR of spending time with during my case. I brought my case to another lawyer that told me that I have no case, yet Barry was not only able to WIN, but he WON a substantial amount! Lawyers have awful reputations, but Barry defies every single one of them! Barry Eichen genuinely CARES about his clients!! NOTHING was too much to ask for – there was no such thing as too many phone calls! Without a doubt, I was in the BEST HANDS with Barry as my attorney! I not only WON my lawsuit, but I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!"

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-22T00:29:45+00:00

~ Client

"The list is LONG of the wonderful things that I can say about Barry, Maria (his assistant) & the rest of the folks that I had the HONOR of spending time with during my case. I brought my case to another lawyer that told me that I have no case, yet Barry was not only able to WIN, but he WON a substantial amount! Lawyers have awful reputations, but Barry defies every single one of them! Barry Eichen genuinely CARES about his clients!! NOTHING was too much to ask for – there was no such thing as too many phone calls! Without a doubt, I was in the BEST HANDS with Barry as my attorney! I not only WON my lawsuit, but I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!"

I have to say he is a great person.

"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T17:42:12+00:00

~ Client

"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

Mr. Zaslow is truly the best.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

~ C.C.

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T17:44:24+00:00

~ C.C.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T17:48:36+00:00

~ Client

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

Very very pleased with the service and professionalism.

"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

~ M.M.

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T17:51:39+00:00

~ M.M.

"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

This is a 5 star firm.

"Great firm took me right in and sat with me and understood my case, unlike other attorneys I had seen. This is a 5 star firm."

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T18:04:32+00:00

~ Client

"Great firm took me right in and sat with me and understood my case, unlike other attorneys I had seen. This is a 5 star firm."

I would highly recommend his firm.

"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T18:07:23+00:00

~ Client

"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."
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