Riding public transit in a city that sees heavy traffic at nearly all times can shorten your commute and be a convenient option for getting to where you need to go. In Miami, we are constantly dealing with congested traffic due to a large population and year-round vacationers.
This means public transit can be a welcome relief from driving through traffic yourself. Buses and trains often have their own special lanes and tunnels, allowing them to move customers to their destinations rapidly.
However, while convenient, this rapid transportation can also go wrong, leaving you injured in an accident. When this happens, you need a Miami public transportation accident lawyer from Lavent Law.
Public Transit Drivers Can Be Negligent, Too
When you ride the bus or some other form of public transportation, you do not have to worry about paying attention to the road and other drivers. The bus or train driver does, however; and he or she is just as susceptible to negligent driving as anyone else.
Bus drivers must often maintain a strict schedule and get to stops at certain times. If your bus driver was rushing to keep on schedule and caused an accident as a result, you could be entitled to financial compensation.
Public Transportation Accident Causes
Some of the causes of injuries in public transportation accident include the following:
- Being thrown from your seat
- Whiplash from being hit from behind
- Falling down the steps of the bus
- Being hit by objects or cargo during an accident
If you are hurt during a bus or train ride, it is a good idea to document the time, date, and route number. The department of transportation will have the rest of the necessary information on the driver and the accident details.
This information will aid you and your Miami public transportation accident lawyer in determining how to approach your claim and who to name in the eventual lawsuit.
Who Is Responsible?
If you were harmed in a public transportation accident, we will need to determine who or what caused the accident. In some cases, this can be straightforward, especially if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, or not paying attention to the road when the crash occurred.
However, most cases aren’t resolved so easily. Your Miami public transportation accident lawyer will investigate the details of your wreck and determine if other elements were involved. There could be details such as mechanical failure or defective machinery that played a role.
This could mean that someone other than the driver was responsible for your accident and your injuries.
A Miami Public Transportation Accident Lawyer with Experience
If you or someone you love was injured while riding on public transportation, whether it was a bus or some other carrier, you could be entitled to financial compensation. At Lavent Law we have the experience and knowledge necessary to bring your case to a successful conclusion.
Let us help you determine who was responsible for your accident and make certain they are held accountable for their negligence. To get started, complete the form at the bottom of this page or call (305) 440-0450 to schedule a free consultation with a Miami public transportation accident lawyer.