Railroad crossing accidents in are common in New Jersey and due to the nature of the accident, they typically cause tremendous damages, sever injuries and / or loss of life.
These types of transportation liability cases involve complicated laws and individuals are often seeking damages from large companies with large legal teams. The cases between commercial vehicles and trains are even more complex. For this reason, it is beneficial to have a lawyer who is experienced and can help you settle for the maximum amount allowed by law.
There are many reasons and chains of events that lead to these kinds of accidents and establishing those causes is essential in determining liability. These can include a lack of warning signs, train conductor negligence, mechanical failures, failure to properly maintain equipment, driver errors and more. Negligence can be difficult to prove, so the evidence gathering process is one of the most important steps leading to a successful settlement.
If you are involved in a car or truck vs. train accident, you are entitled to seek compensation for personal injury, disabilities, medical care, pain and suffering, loss of income and more. Depending on the nature of the case, punitive damages may be sought.