Have you or a loved one been injured on public transportation? We’ll get you the compensation you deserve.
While most people probably assume that public transportation accidents, such as bus or commuter trains – here in Atlanta we have MARTA – rarely happen, this is not the case. Injuries while riding on public transportation are actually quite common, and are usually similar to injuries which are sustained in an auto accident.
Speaking of trains alone, statistics have shown that a train derails in the United States approximately every hour and a half. Many different factors could be the cause of a public transportation accident, such as improper maintenance, poorly trained drivers or conductors, lack of training or experience, or failure by the bus operator to observe traffic laws.
If you are injured while using public transportation due to the negligence of the driver or train operator, you have a right to be compensated for your injuries. The employees of the public transportation system have the duty to exercise reasonable care when transporting passengers, and MARTA employees and the city can be held liable.
If you have been injured in an accident on MARTA due to the failure of the driver or vehicle operator to exercise a reasonable standard of care, contact our public transportation attorneys here at the Bennett Law Group. We have achieved significant results for prior clients in handling their personal injury cases, and have received testimonials from many of these satisfied clients. Our attorneys will be glad to meet with you free of charge and discuss your case.
If you are involved in an accident while using public transportation, whether using MARTA in Atlanta, or whether in another state, make sure you do the following:
- Get the driver or train conductor’s name and badge number.
- If there were witnesses to the accident, get their names and phone numbers and a brief written statement if possible
- If the situation permits, take pictures with your cell phone camera
- File a police report
- Keep all your medical records for any emergency room or doctor’s visits that result from your injury. This includes all statements, test results, medical bills, anything at all that you receive from the medical provider.
Keep in mind that MARTA is owned by the city of Atlanta, so you will be up against the city’s attorneys, and they will fight vigorously to defend their client. It’s important that you have expert legal representation to fight for your rights and get you the recompense you are entitled to.
This is why you need Bennett Law Group on your side. Contact us online or give us a call at 404.541.9330. Our Atlanta public transportation attorneys have over 50 years experience in representing innocent parties who have been the victim of another’s carelessness or negligence. We will fight for your rights and promise to do everything within our power to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation allowed by law to assist you in getting back on your feet and recovering from your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other unexpected expenses that will arise as a result of your accident. Please contact us today to schedule your free consultation. We are here to help.