Public Transportation Accidents
Many people, including our team of legal professionals, utilize public transportation on a regular basis. This includes taxi cabs, buses, trains, ferries, airplanes and more. Regardless of why you are using public transportation, it is required by law that these modes of transportation are operated with the highest degree of care when transporting the public.
As Phoenix public transportation accident attorneys, Miller Kory Rowe LLP is committed to ensuring agencies and operators are held responsible for any injuries that bystanders or passengers suffer. Our law firm is available to talk about your public transportation accident and determine if you have a case.
Mass Injuries and Individual Rights in Public Transportation Accidents
If an accident involving public transportation occurs, the incident may involve just one person or hundreds of passengers. In many cases, insurers or operators of the public transportation try to resolve a case quickly by offering those injured a low settlement for their injuries. This is done to try to avoid litigation.
Regardless of the mode of transportation, the companies that are involved are usually large corporate entities that have quite a bit of insurance, as well as certain laws that are applicable to the entity. It is in the best interest of an injured person to utilize the services of our attorneys. We can ensure your rights are protected and help you recover compensation based on the financial damages and injuries you have sustained.
According to information from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, buses alone can result in thousands of injuries each year. In fact, in 2008 there were more than 24,000 injuries resulting from bus accidents. While the majority of public transportation methods are considered safer than traditional passenger vehicles, there are still thousands of individuals injured and killed every year. If these accidents are caused by the negligence of the transportation company, then legal representation is the best way to ensure you receive compensation for the losses and injuries you suffered.
Factors Contributing to Public Transportation Accidents
It doesn’t matter what type of public transportation you are using, the factors that can result in an accident are similar. Some of the most common potential causes of an accident include:
- Operator errors or fatigue
- Failure of vital equipment
- Not following the outlined or proper procedures
When an accident involving a mode of public transportation occurs, the results can be devastating. In addition to causing serious injuries and death, the incidents may also leave victims with long-term issues. This can result in them being unable to work in the future and having to undergo extensive medical care and treatment for the remainder of their lives. When we provide representation for accident victims, we will take into account current and future costs to ensure that the best possible settlement is achieved.