Public transport is increasingly being used for our daily commute as gas prices steadily climb. This is a time when we cannot do without planes, trains, buses, trams and light rail to get us from place to place for both work and leisure. If we decide to go interstate and driving our own automobile seems tiresome or too expensive then there is always some form of public transport waiting to take us to our chosen destination.
Public transport offers that sense of security and when a loved one or a close friend hops onto a bus or boards a train or a plane, we rarely think that an accident will take place. However, accidents do happen and there is always someone at fault. Personal injury lawyers deal with hundreds of compensation claims every year from victims of public transport accidents.
Many accidents that involve public transport are due to the use of poor quality equipment and owner/operator mismanagement.
This could include
- Installing poor quality replacement parts
- Not adhering to regular maintenance schedules
- Employing unqualified or inexperienced drivers
- Driver fatigue
- Reducing travel time needed between destinations.
Our public transport does not crawl along our railroads and freeways. In fact, it often moves at breakneck speeds that can have devastating consequences if an accident happens. Accidents can range from minor rear end bumps to major nationwide disasters, particularly if a plane is involved.
Injuries from public transport accidents can ruin lives
Injuries that are often inflicted on passengers using public transport can range from minor to severe and can include cuts, abrasions, bruising, fractures, soft tissue and organ damage, broken or fractured bones and spinal and brain related injuries. These are the sorts of injuries that can have a devastating effect on our dreams and ambitions for the rest of our lives.
If you have received an injury while travelling on one of our different types of public transport, then trying to resolve the legal issues can sometimes be quite complex. Lodging a claim for compensation for suffering and financial hardship needs the experience of a personal injury attorney who knows how to deal with the transport company, insurance company and any other necessary parties. These companies are often extremely large, with huge bureaucracies to deal with.
A public transport accident lawyer has the experience and knowledge required to quickly deal with their complex systems and put in a claim for you that could result in a substantial amount of money to help you rebuild your life. It is your legal right to receive a compensation payment for all injuries you may have suffered from a public transport accident.