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
- Fractured bones
- Internal injuries
- 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.
Fighting for the Justice You Deserve
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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