We are fortunate to have a public transit system that runs all over our city. Whether you’re riding a bus or train, you can go to work, concerts, and sporting events. Long before the days of Uber and Lyft, MARTA was the way to travel. Over a thousand people ride on the transit system daily. So, there are many chances for accidents throughout the day. What do you do if you have been injured while riding on MARTA or a bus? Whom can you hold responsible for your injuries and damages? An experienced attorney can help you keep the right parties accountable.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers are skilled Norcross car accident lawyers. Our firm has successfully handled many different types of public transit accident cases, and we can help you. If you or someone you know has been injured while riding a bus or MARTA, you need compensation. Injuries take time to heal, and you could be out of work for a significant amount of time. A settlement can provide you with the relief you need following your accident. Contact our offices today, so that we can go over your options. We offer free consultations so that you can get much-needed answers to your questions.
What do I do if I was in an accident on MARTA of the bus?
Once you have been in an accident on public transportation, there are a few steps that you need to take. First, make sure you notify someone of your accident. If you are on the bus, you will need to tell the bus driver. They should contact the police, and you need to wait for them to show up at the scene. We will need this police report as evidence for your case. Some of these accidents result in several victims. You need to make sure that your name is listed on the police report. If you have been left off, it can be harder for us to get you compensation.
If you’re able, you need to get information of any witnesses on the scene. We understand that victims with serious injuries will be rushed to the hospital. So, we don’t expect that all of our clients will have this information. Don’t stress if you weren’t able to talk to any witnesses. Our legal team is made up of investigators that can research your accident. We will go over your police report and follow up with any other victims that are listed.
Finally, you need to contact an experienced MARTA accident attorney. These cases are more complicated than other personal injury claims. You could try to handle your situation on your own, but you’re risking your settlement. You have better odds of a higher agreement if you enlist the help of a skilled attorney.
What is the process of a MARTA accident lawsuit?
In these cases, you are taking on the government. So, you can find yourself in for a long process. It is almost impossible for a victim to handle their case on their own. They are just too inexperienced. You typically have many witnesses in any of these cases. So, there are a lot of conflicting points of views. Most individual witness testimony isn’t trustworthy, so you can imagine what it can be like with 50 people on a bus.
After you’ve been in an accident, you will need to deal with insurance companies. If you are on your own, your insurance company will likely take advantage of you. You think that your insurance wants what’s best for you, but this isn’t the case. You are nothing more than a number to them. Even if you have been with your insurance company for decades, they will want to settle with you for the lowest amount possible. They know that you have injuries and need compensation. Most victims without a lawyer will accept the first offer. Hiring an attorney can prevent you from making his costly mistake.
There is only a short amount of time that you have to file a claim. You don’t want to miss out on your compensation because you missed a deadline. In the case of MARTA accidents, you will have to file your claim with multiple parties. This can also include various insurance companies. Each of them will want to settle with you for the lowest amount. It would help if you had a lawyer that is on your side, fighting for your interests.
How do you investigate a MARTA accident?
From the moment of your consultation, we’re on the case. We know that the sooner we begin investigating your accident, the stronger your claim will be. So, we will look into any police reports, call your witnesses, and talk to your medical professionals. We need to know the circumstances that surround your accident and the severity of your injuries. To get you a proper settlement, we need to understand your case thoroughly.
Who is responsible for my MARTA or bus accident?
You could have many parties responsible for your accident. For example, if your bus accident occurred because of a part malfunction, we could hold the manufacturer accountable. Then, if the bus hadn’t been properly maintained, we could file a lawsuit against the government. So, you could have several parties that are negligent in your accident.
What are some of the causes of MARTA bus accidents?
Bus accidents are no different from car accidents. They are just bigger. Most of the bus accidents we see are the result of drunk driving, distracted driving, inadequate training, hazards in the road, malfunctioning equipment, and the negligence of other drivers. Regardless of the cause of your accident, you’re entitled to compensation if it was someone else’s fault.
Hire a determined MARTA or bus, accident attorney.
We understand how difficult it can be to overcome an accident. For the moment, it seems like your whole life has been turned upside down. It would be best if you had an experienced lawyer that understands how important your case is. If you have been injured in a MARTA accident, contact an Atlanta bus accident lawyer today. Let’s get you compensation for your accident.