Public Transportation Accidents
Injured in a Bus, Train, Shuttle or Other Public Transportation Accident?
Throughout North Carolina and the entire country, public transportation is an invaluable part of social infrastructure. Whether it is a part of local residents’ daily commute, a necessity for local workers and students, or a source of inexpensive pleasure or vacation travel, public transportation is widely used by people from all walks of life. As each individual who uses public transportation places their trust and well-being in the care of public transit systems, these entities have the legal obligation to take reasonable measures that keep riders safe from preventable harm. In fact, there are a number of state and federal laws governing the passenger-carrying industry with which all types of public transit systems are obligated to comply.
If you or your loved one has recently suffered damages in an accident involving a bus, shuttle vehicle, passenger train, or any other type of public transportation, then you have the right to explore your right to compensation. Whether you were another driver on the road, a pedestrian or bicyclist, or a passenger on these vehicles, the North Carolina Accident attorneys at Nagle & Associates, P.A. are here to help you determine the cause of your accident and who can be held liable for your physical, emotional, and / or financial damages.
Holding At-Fault Parties Liable
With more than 20 years of experience handling motor vehicle accident personal injury claims and extensive insight gained as a former claims adjuster and insurance defense lawyer, Attorney Carl Nagle has the depth of experience needed to handle all types of public transportation accidents. Attorney Nagle and his legal team carefully prepare these cases, ensuring that all the facts are collected and that they have a clear understanding of your unique needs. The firm’s legal team sees to it that you are provided the necessary medical care and treatment while conducting investigations and working toward holding responsible transit systems and authorities liable.
North Carolina state law regulates public transportation that operates within state lines and enforces a number of laws regarding passenger safety. When these safety codes are ignored or when drivers or operators act negligently, the risks for accidents and injuries are greatly increased. Public safety is of the utmost concern, especially as public transit systems are subsidiaries of local and state government. As such, they must be held fully liable for the dangers they create and the damages they cause victims. Highly familiar with the unique nature of these claims, Attorney Nagle knows that a number of cities and jurisdictions, including Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Asheville, have privately funded public transportation and that claims can be brought against a transit authority and a municipality.
North Carolina Auto Accident Lawyers Fighting on Your Behalf
In many cases, public transportation authorities and local governments work aggressively to deflect claims of negligence so as topreserve their reputation. In others, they may attempt to quietly settle with injured victims by paying them less than they deserve. Whatever your unique situation may bring, you can be confident knowing that the firm’s legal team has the ability to provide you with counsel about your rights, available options for compensation, and the ways in which they can help maximize the recovery of your damages. As a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® – an achievement held by less than 1% of U.S. lawyers – Attorney Nagle has proven that he knows how to recover full and fair compensation on behalf of injured victims and families. If you would like to learn more about filing a personal injury claim involving a public transportation accident, then please contact Nagle & Associates as soon as possible.