Despite these types of safety measures, however, accidents still occur on a daily basis. Let’s explore some common causes of mass transit injuries:
- Collisions with other vehicles or solid objects: Incidences such as these are often the result of the driver’s negligence, such as intoxication, falling asleep, driving distracted and various other causes.
- Criminal actions of another: Even with heavy regulations and safeguards, employers cannot guarantee patron safety 100%. There may be criminal actions despite background checks, surveillance cameras and other safety precautions.
- Slipping and falling is always a possibility: Rain, snow and spillage happen, and carriers need to have systems in place to deal with them when they do occur. Carriers need to know when to use de-icer and have sufficient personnel and equipment to mop up spills, as well as mark any hazards with adequate signage to keep their patrons safe.
If you are, unfortunately, injured in any type of public transportation accident, you have the right to seek and receive compensation for your losses. Whether you’re a public transportation passenger, pedestrian, or the driver or passenger of another vehicle involved, it is important to seek out proper, professional representation in order to receive the highest compensation possible. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you understand the following:
- In Arizona the statute of limitations in which to bring your case, is 180 days, from the date of the accident – this is strictly construed.
There are also things you can do following an accident to help support your claim, such as taking photos of the scene and injuries with your phone and writing down good notes about the incident while it’s still fresh in your mind. This will provide both you and your lawyer something to refer to when building the strongest case possible.
If you or a loved one has found yourself in a situation where you need representation or assistance with a personal injury case in the Phoenix area, call the Simon Law Group to speak with an experienced, dedicated and talented Tempe personal injury lawyer. With over 30 years of experience, we will always stand up for your rights and work hard to obtain the best results possible.]]>