Public transportation is used by people every day for convenience and economic reasons, and some use it to reduce their environmental footprint as they are transported from one place to another. It is an important source of commute for people going to work, school, running errands, shopping and dining.
Most of the time, the operators of public transit systems or “common carriers” are responsible, hard-working individuals who safely get their passengers to their destinations. Unfortunately, accidents occur and passengers can be injured or killed as a result.
Some common forms of public transportation are buses, airplanes, airport shuttles, commuter trains, ferries, limousines, subway trains, taxi cabs and trolleys. They are highly regulated by federal and state laws and are subject to a high standard of care toward their passengers. As a result, if a passenger is injured you may be entitled to compensation. Defendants in these type of cases include the public transportation company as well as operators of any other vehicles that were involved in the accident.
Accidents can result from driver error, collisions with other vehicles on the road, pedestrian collisions, slip and falls, train failures, train collisions, derailment, track failure and vandalism, among others. With the increase of population, especially in cities, bus accidents are on the rise as roads become more congested. A bus accident can occur as a result of negligence, defective equipment or lack of maintenance. Injuries sustained can be significant, and you should be compensated, contact the law office of Carlos G. Galliani, we will review your case and work to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in a public transit accident, you are entitled to potential damages in the form of compensation for medical bills, past and future lost income, rehabilitation costs, out-of-pocket expenses, pain and suffering and in cases of a loved one’s death, funeral expenses.
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