If you are injured in a public transportation vehicle, like a shuttle or jitney, it is possible that you could file a lawsuit against the owner or operator of the vehicle.
This is especially true in Atlantic City, where public transportation plays a key role in moving people around to tourist attractions and casinos.
Sadly, on September 24, a jitney slammed into an apartment building in Atlantic City, injuring eight people. According to WCAU-TV, the accident occurred on Massachusetts Avenue when a driver of another vehicle tried to stop at Pacific Avenue but collided with the jitney.
The driver of the jitney then reportedly lost control of the vehicle and struck a nearby building. Police said that poor weather conditions might have played a role in the crash.
As of last week, reports were unclear about who operated the jitney.
How Do I Hold a Public Transportation Provider Liable for My Injuries?
If you have been injured or have had a loved one killed in a vehicle accident, contact our attorneys today. We will help you obtain compensation that can help pay for your recovery efforts.
If, for example, you are riding on a jitney or shuttle that is involved in an accident and you are injured, you could potentially hold the casino or owner/operator of the vehicle liable.
We say this because we have been involved in personal injury lawsuits against Atlantic City casinos for negligence—these lawsuits have included events ranging from over-serving alcohol to patrons and improper security to transportation mishaps.
Additionally, if you have suffered injuries in a vehicle accident, whether you are a tourist, casino employee or a local resident, we can help you. Call us immediately if you are injured because of the recklessness of another person and/or visit us on Facebook for more information.
Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. – Atlantic City Injury Attorneys
Targan Talk: An estimated 190 individually owned jitney vehicles serve Atlantic City.