Train, Bus, and Taxi Accidents
Palm Beach Public Transit Accident Attorney
If you or a family member has been injured in a taxi, bus, or train accident, you may be able to have your medical and related expenses compensated through a personal injury claim, but you must act immediately. Florida law restricts the amount of time you have to take legal action.
If you’ve been injured in Palm Beach County or anywhere else in Florida – or if you’re injured in the future – in a taxi, bus, or train accident, speak at once to an experienced Palm Beach Public Transit Accident Attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin. For three decades, we have successfully defended victims of accidents involving:
- Passenger and freight trains
- Taxis, limousines, and courtesy vehicles
- Commercial, chartered, and public buses
- Any public or for-hire private transportation
Thousands in south Florida rely on public transportation, but when a city bus, taxi, passenger train or other form of public transit is involved in an accident, things can very quickly get legally complicated because so many parties are involved – the people injured, the driver of the vehicle, any other drivers, and the company or agency responsible for the public transportation. Determining responsibility and liability is difficult because so many people are involved and no two public transit accident cases are the same. Nevertheless, help is available if you’re injured while riding on any form of public transportation in south Florida. Promptly put your case in the hands of an experienced West Palm Beach public transit accident lawyer.
In most traffic accidents, liability and responsibility for restitution are assigned to the driver who caused the crash. However, when passengers on a form of public transportation are injured and the driver is responsible, additional liability may sometimes fall on the company or agency that hired the driver. Public transportation drivers are typically hired only after a background check. Employers should check for DUI charges, speeding tickets, and other indications that the public may be at risk. If the background check is neglected or falsified, the company or agency that hired the driver may have some legal responsibility for the driver’s actions.
Even after a minor injury, the costs of the ambulance, hospitalization, and ongoing treatment can pile up quickly, and you could also lose days from work. If you’re injured in any crash caused by a bus driver, seek the proper medical treatment immediately. When you do, your paperwork will be in order and your injuries will be documented if you need to file a personal injury claim. Don’t accept any settlement from an insurance company after an accident on any form of public transportation; let your attorney do the negotiating on your behalf. When you’re injured using public transportation in south Florida, don’t wait. Take the case at once to an experienced West Palm Beach public transit accident lawyer.
What To Do After An Accident
After any kind of accident, whether it is on a bus, in a taxi or train, the first thing that you must do is seek medical attention immediately. Some injuries, such as those to the head or whiplash, do not show symptoms right away, but could lead to serious consequences later. To be safe, always visit a doctor after an accident. When you do seek medical attention, always keep medical documentation so you can use this to prove the expenses you incurred as a result of the accident.
You should also try to document as much as possible about the accident. If you have visible injuries, take photos of what they look like right when the accident happened, and then in the days following as well. Take photos of the scene of the accident from as many different angles as possible. Include pictures of any debris or property damage that occurred. This may seem insignificant but it will help determine who was at fault in the accident to help your case. If there are any witnesses at the scene of the accident, talk to them right away. The longer that you wait to talk to witnesses, the more you risk these individuals forgetting what happened or twisting the events around in their head. If law enforcement officers come to the scene of the accident as they should, be sure to request a copy of the police report.
Of course, one of the most important things you should do after an accident is contacting a Palm Beach public transit accident attorney as soon as possible. An attorney will be able to fight for the compensation that you deserve.
Working Hard For You
Accident injuries can be serious, longterm, and sometimes permanently disabling; we understand that these injuries can place real pressure on your family, your career, and your ability to meet your simplest daily responsibilities. An experienced Palm Beach Public Transit Accident Attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin will defend your legal rights and fight hard for the compensation you need. We will investigate your injury, identify those responsible, and aggressively fight for every cent of compensation you need to deal with the daunting challenges you face.
Addressing Your Concerns
With 60 combined years of personal injury experience, we fully understand your anxieties and concerns. We will address those concerns, answer your legal questions, explain how Florida law impacts your case, and provide the sound advice and dedicated advocacy you need. If you’re injured in a public or mass traffic mishap, we will negotiate the right settlement for you, or we will take the case to a jury and employ our considerable knowledge and experience on your behalf. We also advise and defend the injured employees of train, bus, and taxi companies who are seeking workers’ compensation benefits.
We charge no fee until you receive compensation. If you are injured in a public or mass traffic accident in Palm Beach County or anywhere in Florida, speak to an experienced Palm Beach Public Transit Accident Attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin. Call us at 561-557-4546, or complete the form on our Contact Page and schedule a free consultation today.