Public transportation includes many forms of transit, such as public or municipal authorities, taxis, commercial buses, air transportation carriers, and even entertainment-type services such as boats or cruise ships, resorts, and theme parks. As providers of a publicly-utilized service, the owners or managing entities of these transportation services are responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of any associated equipment, such as cars, buses, boats, ski lifts, and rides. While most individuals use such services every day safely, accidents can occur and people are occasionally injured.
In the event of an injury involving a single person, a claim may be required. As with other types of personal injury claims involving liability, it is the responsibility of the injured to demonstrate some degree of negligence that lead to the accident as well as the injury. This may involve demonstrating that fleet vehicles were not suitably or accurately repaired or inspected, that training was not sufficient for staff to safely and knowledgeably operate the equipment, or that through willful neglect of a situation, the defendant allowed the accident and injury to occur. This may require a discovery process orchestrated by your personal injury attorney.
Mass transit accidents vary widely in range and scope. Depending on the severity of the injuries sustained by passengers, fatalities caused as a result of the accident, and the number of injured individuals, settlements can be quite complex and may require significant time investment on the part of the attorney or attorneys.
No matter the scope of your personal injury (whether you are injured in a single instance or as a result of a catastrophic event) an Atlanta personal injury attorney can guide you through the claims process. In the event of a class action suit, having a personal injury lawyer to help you understand your options and accurately represent the severity of your harms can make a difference in the compensation you receive.
If you are in need of a personal injury attorney for injuries resulting from an Atlanta car accident, Atlanta motorcycle accident, or a public transportation accident, call Atlanta injury lawyer Ty Wilson at 1-866-937-5454.