Why A Neutral Investigation Is So Essential In Public Transportation Accidents
Injuries involving public transit are more common than many people realize. Commuters end up with severe injuries due to sudden stops or malfunctioning doors. Passengers, bystanders and other drivers can suffer harm when bus drivers don’t do their jobs. Confusing signage along train routes can put pedestrians in jeopardy. These are just a few examples of the countless ways accidents happen in the public transportation context.
When these accidents happen, an investigation is necessary to determine if there was negligence on the part of the transportation company or its employees. Eyewitnesses can often shed light on what happened. Additionally, video footage from cameras mounted inside buses or train cars can paint a clear picture, together with physical evidence gathered at the scene.
Unfortunately, it’s often the transportation company itself that conducts the investigation, which means they’re more likely to highlight what the company workers did correctly and downplay what they did wrong.
We’re On Your Side
At Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., we’re on the side of the injury victims and their families. Our attorneys can help you pursue a full and fair investigation to expose any negligence. We’ll work with highly regarded experts to help you establish the evidence necessary for a strong case.
We handle accident cases involving:
- Metro Transit
- Bus, Light Rail, Northstar
- Private buses
- Other types of public transit
Uncovering What Contributes To These Accidents
In many cases, the driver and transit company aren’t the only ones at fault. Government agencies may also be responsible for contributing factors such as:
- Poor road or railway design
- Insufficient or confusing signage
- Lack of adequate traffic lights
For example, planners should have foreseen that a maze of lanes and rail lines in downtown Minneapolis would lead to accidents, injuries and deaths. We work to expose these and other design flaws that put people’s lives in danger.
Protect Your Rights
Since there are strict time limitations on filing a lawsuit against public transportation companies and government agencies, it’s important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to begin the investigation process. Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience necessary to fight for the compensation you deserve. Call us at 612-444-5604 or reach out to us online for a free consultation. Based in the Twin Cities, we handle cases across Minnesota.