Buses, taxis, planes, subways, trains and escalators all have one thing in common: people rely on them to get from point A to point B; whether it be work, school, shopping, events and more. Over 30 million people use common carriers (individuals or businesses licensed to transport passengers for a fee) as transportation each day in the U.S., according to the American Public Transport Association.
State and federal laws are very strict on holding carriers responsible for the care, safety and wellbeing of their passengers. Responsibilities of common carriers include:
Common causes of mass transit injuries and public transportation accidents are:
When should you file a personal injury claim for transportation injuries?
Transportation injury claims are not complicated, and do not require an attorney’s expertise if you have sustained a soft tissue injury (such as whiplash, sprains, cuts, scrapes, etc.). On the other hand, if you received a hard injury (such as a concussion, burns, scars, stabs, broken bones, etc.) you’ll need to contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Parvey & Frankel to fight for the highest settlement you can receive for your injuries and damages.[ssba]