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New Jersey Transportation Attorney

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Do you need an attorney for your bus company, or your limousine company, to file Applications for Authority with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) , the MS-150 with the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), Petitions and Applications with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), assist with Leases for the Port Authority, apply for Bus Stops in New York City, and generally to consult with you on any legal problem affecting your business?  Look no further.  Our Law Firm is able to assist you and we are licensed in both NJ and NY.  Contact me at the website address below.

Jerry A. Casser, Esq. (Fairfield, NJ Transportation Attorney) www.jcasser.com


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Subrogation Claims in New Jersey for Buses and Limousines

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How many bus and limousine companies in NJ have accident claims for their own damage and simply lose out on the opportunity to recover these damages?  The greatest deterrent is the fear of increased insurance premiums for the entire fleet.  The second greatest deterrent is the cost of legal services.

Our law firm specializes in property damage recovery for buses and limousines.  We do a thorough investigation when we are presented with the accident report.  We arrange for the damage appraisals.  We submit the claims to the responsible party’s insurance company, and if necessary, we file suit to recover.  Our success rate is in the high 90% range.  We charge our fees on a contingent basis, and we collect, which means protecting your premium rate and adding to your bottom line.

Jerry A. Casser, Esq. (Fairfield, NJ Transportation Attorney) www.jcasser.com


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Changes Coming for Atlantic City

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During the past week the Press has reported on Gov. Christie’s proposals for revamping the Atlantic City Casino District which involves simplifying and consolidating multiple functions that affect the casino industry.  One of the byproducts of this may be its effect on the casino bus industry.

As the casino business has tumbled during the economic downturn, the bus companies that have brought thousands of people each day to AC have similarly suffered a downturn and have either reduced their service to Atlantic City, or redirected their business to the new Pennsylvania casinos, the Connecticut casinos, and Delaware and NY slot markets.

I recently testified before a Commission created by the Governor and chaired by the Lt. Governor presenting the issues which affect the NJ bus companies who deal with Atlantic City.  The bus industry needs a strong Atlantic City Casino market in order to generate passengers for their service, and I emphasized to the Commission the need to assist the bus companies with regard to tax issues, bus routing within AC, signage, offsite bus inspections, and generally to make Atlantic City more consumer and bus friendly.  The 

The casino’s benefit from the bus service and the bus companies benefit from an attractive destination to offer to their patrons.  It’s a Catch-22 situation, and maybe my comments did not fall on entirely deaf ears.

Jerry A. Casser, Esq. (Fairfield, NJ Transportation Attorney) www.jcasser.com


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FMCSA Vetting Process a Disaster

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I have written a series of posts on this issue and had thought that the FMCSA had worked the kinks out of the system.  Not so.  The people working in the Vetting Office appear to be in their first jobs and have no clue about bus operations.  The most common response that I get is to “wait for a letter”, or that “the Application has been approved subject to posting in the Register”, except the letter does not get sent and the posting does not occur.

I’m at a loss to explain to clients the reasons for the delays.  We have had several Applications dismissed for failure to respond to the unreceived letters and have had to pay $300 for reinstatement.

This is still a work in prgress.

Jerry A. Casser, Esq. (Fairfield, NJ Transportation Attorney) www.jcasser.com


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