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BUS AND TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Mr. Wotorson was named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the United States, an extremely elite group of attorneys in the country. In addition to dangers to public safety, bus accidents can lead to costly and complex litigation.
Litigating bus accidents is complex because of the ways state and federal laws designate who is at fault. For example, the federal government oversees interstate travel through “common carriers,” which include commercial bus companies. Common carriers are required to use due diligence as they transport passengers from place to place. This means that they must have appropriate training and equipment to carry out their duties.
A bus accident involving another vehicle is usually covered under the state’s car accident laws. However, determining fault can be complicated by the fact that bus drivers and owners are usually not the same. For example, if a bus is a “common carrier” (a vehicle whose primary business is to transport people from place to place), it is subject to more stringent laws. Common carriers are required to use the highest possible amount of care and diligence in transporting passengers and to pay damages incurred due to their negligence. Compensation and damages can cover costs related to medical care, lost wages, property damages, and attorney’s fees.
If you are involved in a bus accident, the state’s statute of limitation begins counting down when the accident occurs. Victims of an accident have four years to sue for damages to property and only two years to sue for personal injury resulting from a bus accident. A lawyer experienced with bus accident law can help you file your claim within the appropriate time frame and in compliance with applicable laws. If you have injured yourself or sustained property damage in a bus accident, you may be eligible for compensation for your property loss and expenses such as medical care, future medical bills and attorney’s fees.
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How can our train accident lawyers help?
Millions and millions of Americans use trains each and every day. Whether they are headed across the city to work or across the country for a wedding or a family reunion, the train is often the cheapest way to get to their destination. When trains aren’t maintained, though, or when a reckless driver trys to beat the train across the tracks, a serious accident may occur. If you’ve been hurt in atrain accident, our train accident lawyers can help you recover damages for your injuries.
Have you or someone you love been involved in a train accident? If so, contact one of our train accident attorneys in your area today! Our train accident lawyers have extensive knowledge regarding the consequences of train accidents and can help you win the compensation you deserve.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, a train accident occurs every 2 hours in the United States. Railroad accidents are often caused by:
- Collision with Another Train
- Collision with a Car or Bus
- Mechanical Failure That Leads to an Accident
- Inadequate Security on the Train
- Dated and Unsuitably Maintained Tracks
- Conductor Negligence
Since there are many factors that lead to a train accident, there are many people who can be held responsible for your injury, loss of income, or pain and suffering. While it’s the responsibility of the railroad company to maintain the tracks and the train you ride, truck and car drivers also have the responsibility of following the laws and not trying to sneak pass the crossbars after they’ve been lowered.
If you’ve been the victim of a train accident, you may be able to collect damages for your injuries, pain and suffering, and lost income. A train accident lawyer can help you research your case, and file your lawsuit in court.
Train accidents can have catastrophic results. If you or someone you love has been injured by a trainaccident, you should contact one of ouour train accident attorneys in your area. The law limits the time frame in which you can claim compensation, so don’t hesitate. Consult our train accident attorneys. Contact THE WOTORSON FIRM, LLP. in Atlanta TODAY for a free consultation.