Accidents involving public transportation can occur on buses, trains and ferries, or in taxis and van shuttles. Operators of these vehicles are often held to a higher standard of care and vigilance than the average motorist, to ensure passenger safety. In many public transportation/common carrier accidents, dangerous conditions such as mechanical failures, overcrowding, equipment malfunction and even a failure to adequately warn and protect can result in serious injuries to innocent patrons and passengers.
Know When to File
Common transportation carriers are often operated by state or local entities, which means there can be specific time limitations and requirements for filing and pursuing injury claims against these entities. Our attorneys are well-versed in such timelines, and carefully review these statutory notice and deadlines with clients to help them present their claims for compensation within the applicable mandated time periods.
The Devastating Impact of a Public Transportation Accident
We have seen first-hand the effects of serious and sometimes permanent injuries caused by automobile, truck and motorcycle accidents. They can cause a complete disruption to our clients’ lives and have devastating affects on their families. After an accident, our clients are often frustrated as they deal with vehicle repairs and other bills, while missing time from work and receiving constant calls from insurance companies.
What We Can Do For You
When clients come to the law office of Eric Richman, our aim is to minimize their stress and help them focus on getting the medical attention they need. While our clients recover, we deal with the insurers and coordinate payment of their property damage and medical coverage.
We help our clients obtain appropriate compensation for their pain and suffering, emotional distress, permanent disfigurement, disability, scarring, interference with lifestyle and career activities, and other damages. In some cases, our attorneys are able to pursue additional damages for past, present and future medical expenses, loss of wages or earnings potential and other out-of-pocket costs.
By carefully monitoring each and every client’s case, from intake through their active medical care, we are in a better position to provide solid evidence to support that case, whether we present it to an insurance company as part of settlement negotiations, or in court. Throughout our representation, we are zealous advocates for our clients and their families, and present their claims in a thorough, organized and innovative manner.