Public transit operations include many forms of public transportation, such as town or city transit authorities, cabs, commercial bus lines, air travel providers, and even entertainment services such as cruise liners, winter sporting resorts, and amusement parks. As operators of a publicly used service, the proprietors and/or managing entities of these services are liable for the safe operation and upkeep of associated equipment, such as vehicles, buses, boats, lifts and attractions. While most individuals use these services on a frequent basis with no threat or physical injury, accidents occur and, on occasion, people are hurt.
In the event of a transportation-related accident involving an individual, a claim for compensation will be required to recover losses incurred as a result of the injury. As with other types of injury claims involving liability, it is up to the plaintiff to demonstrate some degree of negligence contributing to the injury. This may require demonstrating that vehicles were not sufficiently maintained or repaired, or that training was not sufficient for drivers to safely operate vehicles or equipment, or that as a result of willful neglect of a problem, the defendant enabled the incident to take place. This may require a discovery process developed by an experienced Savannah injury lawyer.
Mass transit accidents differ greatly severity and scope. Depending on the severity and degree of the injuries sustained by the victims, any fatalities suffered as a result of the accident, and the number of persons who were injured, claims can be complex and may require significant investment of time and resources on the part of the attorney or attorneys. Regardless of the scope of your injury (whether you are injured singly or as a part of a mass event), a lawyer can assist you through the settlement process. In the event of a class action, having qualified counsel experienced in personal injury cases to help you understand your options and vigorously represent your interests, can have a significant impact on the amount of compensation you are awarded.
If you have been injured in a Savannah bus accident, Savannah taxi accident, or even a Savannah car accident and are unsure if you need a lawyer, call Savannah injury lawyer Ty Wilson and he will be happy to discuss your case. Call his office at 1-866-937-5454.