When you’re in the city, there are many types of transportation that you can use. Some people use their phones to call Ubers or Lyfts, but this isn’t for everyone. Public transport can be more affordable, and it is better for the environment. MARTA and buses have been an option for residents around our city for decades. Whether you are commuting to work, going into the city, traveling to games, or attending concerts, MARTA is a great way to get around. Over a thousand people ride on MARTA daily. So, you can imagine the number of routes that these buses and trains run.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers are experienced Rome car accident lawyers. If you have injured yourself riding public transportation, you could be entitled to compensation. We know how difficult it can be to recover from an injury. Many bus accidents result in serious injuries that will leave you out of work while you heal. However, how are you supposed to pay your bills and these new medical bills? If you have no income, there’s no way to cover these expenses. We can help you get the compensation that you need to cover your damages. Contact our offices today, so that we can go over your options.
What should I do if I have been in a MARTA accident?
Whether you have been injured in a train or bus, you should follow the same process. One, you need to notify the bus driver or operator that you have had an accident. If you can’t get in touch with either of these people, you need to call the police. There needs to be a report of your accident. There can be many victims of a bus or train accident, so make sure you give your information to the police. Then, you should double-check the report to make sure that your name is mentioned. If you are not in the story, it can be challenging to get you compensation.
Next, you should gather as much information as possible. Witness statements can be essential to winning your case. However, they can also be very confusing. Three people can see the same thing and describe it completely differently. With this many parties in a case, it can get very complicated. That’s why we recommend hiring an attorney as soon as possible. We will begin investigating your case the moment you enter our offices. We know that winning a case is determined by the details. So, we make sure to build you the most substantial claim possible from the beginning.
Finally, make sure that you visit a medical professional. Even if you feel like your injuries are minor, you need to have them checked. Many internal injuries can only be diagnosed by a doctor. You don’t want to go home and risk your health worsening. Also, make sure that you don’t minimize your symptoms. It would help if you took everything seriously after a bus or MARTA accident.
When should I hire an attorney for my MARTA case?
Immediately. The minute that you can call an attorney, you should. These cases have a shorter statute of limitations than traditional personal injury cases. Since we have a limited amount of time to file your claim, we should start as soon as possible. Don’t risk missing out on your settlement because you have missed a deadline to file your paperwork.
Can I speak to my insurance company on my own?
No. Many victims think that they can talk to their insurance companies on their own, but it can be a huge mistake. Any time you speak to an insurance company, your calls are recorded. You could potentially say something in a call that jeopardizes your case. Not only that, insurance companies take advantage of victims without legal representation. They know that you need money, and they think you’ll receive the first offer they give you. They’re right. Most victims generally do take the first offer. They need compensation, and they don’t think they’ll get anything better.
An experienced attorney won’t let you make this mistake. In fact, we will negotiate on your behalf. We can get statements from you and talk to the insurance companies that represent each party involved in your accident. This is another mistake that you can easily make without an attorney. You could be dealing with multiple insurance companies because of various parties involved in the accident. If you miss out on talking to one of these companies, you could miss out on your compensation. Hiring an attorney will improve your chances of winning a larger settlement as well as your case. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
How do you determine what damages to seek in a MARTA or bus accident case?
In any civil personal injury claim, you have the right to recover certain damages. Some of which include: loss of income, pain, and suffering, medical bills, loss of income, and more. In a criminally negligent case, you can seek punitive damages. For example, if your bus driver caused an accident because they were DUI, this is criminal negligence. The driver also has a responsibility to follow the laws of the road while transporting passengers. They must make sure riders are safely transported from one location to another. So, in this case, the bus driver would be arrested, and you would have grounds for punitive damages.
The severity of your injuries will determine the amount of your settlement. Someone with a broken arm shouldn’t expect to get the same compensation as someone with head trauma. We won’t be able to give you an idea of your settlement options until you come into our office. Each case is different, but we can use our experience to provide you with a sense of what you should be expecting.
Contact an expert MARTA and bus accidents attorney today!
You don’t have time to lose if you’ve been in a MARTA or bus accident. There is a limited amount of time to file your claim, and you deserve compensation for your injuries. Contact an Atlanta bus accident lawyer so that we can get you a proper settlement.