NJ Transit board members were expected to approve a $1 million settlement last week for two corrections officers who were injured in a 2013 bus accident.
The accident occurred in Jersey City when an NJ Transit bus went around a double-parked vehicle on a roadway and crossed into the path of oncoming traffic. The officers were on their way to a federal courthouse in a van when they were hit. The bus driver was allegedly cited after the crash for leaving the scene of an accident and failure to stay in lane.
According to NJ.com, under the settlement agreement, both officers will receive $500,000. Both officers suffered injuries that left them unable to work and have been on disability since the accident. The injuries reportedly include lower back and neck injuries, which have resulted in surgeries.
The settlement approval was expected to take place last Wednesday.
Contact a Lawyer about Your Legal Rights Following Workplace Transportation Accident
As this story shows, many times people injured in vehicle accidents are working when an incident takes place. If you have been injured in a workplace transportation accident, speak to our Atlantic City injury attorneys about your legal rights.
In the case above, the corrections officers filed a third-party lawsuit against NJ transit due to its alleged negligence. If you are injured while working in a vehicle accident, aside from pursuing workers’ compensation benefits, you may be able to sue the person or entity responsible for the accident. One way to investigate whom you can hold liable for a transportation accident is to speak to an attorney, who can review your case and determine which parties are accountable.
If you are injured on the job in a bus, truck or car accident, any damages obtained through a lawsuit may be able to help your family recover financially. This can be incredibly helpful if you are unable to work. To see how we have helped accident victims, visit our verdicts and settlements page.
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