Can I File a Lawsuit If I Am Injured in a Jitney Accident?

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 12:00pm by

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. spinal-cord-injury

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.

Source: http://www.nj.com/south/index.ssf/2014/09/jitney_crash_in_atlantic_city_results_in_passenger_injuries_report_states.html



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