Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) buses and trains transport thousands of people throughout the Atlanta metro area every day. It is the responsibility of bus drivers, train operators and MARTA police officers to ensure the safety of passengers and others on property under the control of this commonly used public transportation system. Atlanta bus and train accidents are uncommon, but accidents that do occur can create injuries that a far more serious than an accident involving an automobile. Buses and trains transport many people at one time and they typically do not have significant forms of protection, such as seat belts or airbags. Because protection is limited, there is a greater likelihood that serious injuries will occur in an accident.

At the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm, we represent clients in all types of train and bus accident cases, especially victims of accidents involving catastrophic injuries. Victims involved in public transportation accidents suffer different types of injuries depending on how the accident occurred. Common injuries that can result from an Atlanta bus or train accident include:

  • Back, spine and neck injuries
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Fractured bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful death

Bus and train accidents are not only a threat to those inside them, but also to pedestrians crossing the road or walking near these vehicles. The amount of weight of a commercial transportation vehicle can create a more serious impact—resulting in wrongful death or life-changing injuries.

If you have been injured in a wreck involving a MARTA bus or train or suffered an injury on MARTA property, you should seek the advice of an experienced Atlanta public transportation accident attorney from our firm who knows the law and has the ability to protect your interests.

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Briggs WinstonWe understand the unique processes and requirements involved in filing a claim against this particular public transportation system when involved in a serious wreck. We know what it takes to secure a positive result for our clients. Bus and train accidents present specific legal challenges because they involve businesses or governmental with more accident resources and experience compared to the typical passenger vehicle driver. These companies will often begin investigating the accident immediately, often before you are released from the hospital.

Our Atlanta bus and train accident law firm seeks to hold all negligent parties accountable for the injuries you have suffered in a MARTA crash and pursuing the maximum level of compensation available in your case. No matter how your injuries happened, our MARTA accident lawyers will present the strongest possible case to support your claim for damages. Whether you were a passenger on a bus or train, were the driver or passenger in a car hit by a bus or train, fell at a train station or loading platform or were the victim of an assault on MARTA property, we are ready to fight for the justice you deserve.

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Contact our Atlanta train and bus crash law firm today to discuss your MARTA injury claim and learn more about your legal options. You can reach us by phone or via e-mail. We take most cases on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay any attorney’s fees unless we win compensation for you.

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Suffering a serious injury due to another person’s negligence can change your life in an instant. Without warning, you can be facing massive medical bills and find yourself unable to work. Once you have received medical care for your immediate injuries, it is important that you seek the advice of a reputable personal injury lawyer in Atlanta who can help you understand your rights.

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The Briggs Law Firm specializes in representing people and the families of people injured or killed due to the carelessness and recklessness of others. Our founder, W. Winston Briggs, has tried more than 200 jury trials in his 30 year career. Mr. Briggs is a skilled trial lawyer well known for his ability and willingness to try cases. That results in higher settlements to our clients because insurance companies recognize that Mr. Briggs is a seasoned and fearless litigator who will try cases if they don’t pay the full value of the claim. If the case must be tried, there is no better firm to have on your side.

Winston and his team were the best I’ve ever dealt with. Honestly, I’ve hired many law firms in the past 10 years and no other law firm made me feel as important as Winston Briggs. To them I wasn’t just another case, I was family and for that I’m forever grateful. They got me a settlement that I deserved and they fought tooth and nails to make sure I wasn’t being taken advantage of. Nicole, kept me updated with my case’s progress and anytime I had a question she was on it! I felt like I was the only client because of how personalized they made it feel. Best of the best hands down. Thank you once again for everything you did for my family and I!
EM Watson, Former Client
After interviewing attorneys recommended by other cyclists, I engaged W. Winston Briggs as my attorney because he seemed to have the best grasp of my situation and because, of the attorneys I interviewed, Winston had the most litigation experience. Six months after the collision, we have received a policy limit settlement from the driver’s insurance company, and Mr. Briggs has addressed the subrogation claim of my health insurance company, resulting in a substantial reduction of their claim.
Tom Erdmanczyk, Former Client
The case required Mr. Briggs to make numerous trips to Virginia to take on the responsible parties on their home turf. Although it required significant effort, at the end of the day, Mr. Briggs successfully forced the responsible companies to accept responsibility for my husband’s death and to pay a settlement that will take care of my son and me over the course of our lives. The event was tragic but I am very pleased that I hired Winston to represent me and my son in the case.”
Mary Ann Garrard, Former Client
I injured myself requiring surgery when I fell at a hotel in New Orleans while on business. The insurance company for the hotel initially denied responsibility for my injury and then later offered me only a modest sum to settle the case, claiming there were multiple problems with my claim. I retained Winston Briggs to handle my claim and he did the rest. Without having to go through a lawsuit, Mr. Briggs convinced the hotel’s insurance company to pay more than six times the amount they had offered me to settle the claim before I hired Mr. Briggs. I hope I never need his services again but, if I do, I wouldn’t think of hiring any other attorney to represent me.
Ed Dietzel, Former Client
I am extremely pleased I hired The Briggs Law Firm and would highly recommend them to anyone who finds themselves in the position of needing a personal injury lawyer, and particularly, one who has been injured in a bicycle accident. Once the insurance carriers learned Mr. Briggs was my lawyer, they accepted responsibility for the accident and compensated me for my injuries.
Bruce Fernald, Former Client
To those injured; I’m writing to show everyone out there that Mr.Winston Briggs is here to help you. As he listened to my story I realized that he sincerely cared and knew that, even though the injury occurred, he was able to see forward and find ways to help. Winston through the years has demonstrated that he is on the cutting edge of injury recovery. He makes a painful process turn into a more profitable and emotional reward...
Brandon Johnson, Former Client
Attorney Briggs accepted my case, within a month the defendant was served, and less than a year my case was settled. To him I am indebted for his enthusiastic, encouragement and support he and his staff offered throughout the handling of my case. Unlike any other law firm, they continue to keep me in the loop on how my case progressed. I highly recommend Winston Briggs Law Firm to anyone looking for an attorney in Atlanta who cares and have integrity in his work getting the case settled, without a doubt, he’s the Best!
Camille, Former Client

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