Mass transit is a convenient way for the public to be transported. This can be used as a way to get around their cities or to get to work. With this form open to people, they may have a convenient way of getting around that can be less costly than owning their own car. Mass transit accidents can cause a lot of damage. They can become fatal or cause serious injuries to people. These accidents may be the cause of a driver or operator who made a mistake or acted negligently. If they are not paying attention to what is going on around them, they can be seen as negligent. Negligence can hold them accountable for causing an accident. This can show that they were responsible for what occurred.
These systems need to be maintained for safety precautions. By maintaining these systems, it can prevent accidents from occurring. Employees should be checking to make sure these systems are up to date to prevent issues from arising. These issues can cause them to malfunction and cause accidents to occur.
What damages can I receive?
When accidents occur on mass transportation, it may hold someone responsible for this occurrence. This can cause a lawsuit against the company that owns the system, an employee or a driver. The company may be a form of mass transit that is run by a municipality. This can cause the passenger to seek legal action against a municipality or whoever runs the system. When this occurs, they are able to seek damages from these accidents just as they are able to receive damages in a car accident. Damages can allow injured individuals to receive money for their physical and mental health. If they are injured physically, they can gain money for compensation to pay for their medical bills that have resulted from the accident. Emotional trauma can happen as a result of an accident. This can cause someone to gain compensation for this suffering. Their pain and suffering should be taken into account for damages. These situations can have an effect on them for the rest of their lives.
Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt because of the negligence of another party. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, contact our firm today.