Mass transit is a public form of transportation open to many passengers. This means of transportation provides some people with their only way of getting around their city and to various locations. Through buses and trains, people are able to commute to work each day and continue on with their daily lives. Without a mass transit system, it may be hard for individuals to travel around their cities. These forms of transportation can be involved in accidents just as motor vehicles can be. For these accidents, many passengers may be involved. They may also be able to collect damages from the accident based on the negligence of a specific party. These passengers may be able to seek damages from the bus or train company or the municipality that runs the system. When these accidents occur, it can affect many people and leave them injured. Some people may be unable to pay for surmounting medical bills. With damages, they may be able to cover the cost of these medical bills to continue their healing process. These damages may also be able to cover the emotional trauma they have suffered from as a result of the accident. For some people, accidents such as these can cause emotional turmoil. They may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or other painful and suffering memories. This can cause them to collect damages for emotional distress.
How can train accidents occur?
Trains are a form of mass transportation that people can utilize. Although trains may seem safer than cars, they can still be involved in accidents. These accidents can happen due to a variety of scenarios, including driver negligence, negligence of employees and improper care of train systems. Train accidents can occur due to driver negligence or technicalities with the train system. If these drivers are not attentive, they may cause an issue with the operation schedule or have the train going at a high speed. They must remain alert. If the trains are not inspected on a regular basis, they can become worn down and have machine failures. It is important for trains to be monitored for any damages. They need to be inspected to prevent any failures from occurring and to diminish the chances of an accident.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.