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Hialeah Public Transportation Accident

Many Florida residents rely on public transit vehicles daily without incident. Unfortunately, when things go wrong, collisions can cause serious injuries and even fatalities. Each year, people are seriously injured or even killed in taxi, bus, and train accidents in Hialeah and across South Florida.

If you have been injured while using mass transit, keep in mind that Florida has strict time limits for filing legal claims in order to seek compensation. Do not delay. Contact a personal injury attorney today by contacting Flaxman Law Group for a free case review.

Public Transportation Collisions and Injuries May be More Common Than You Think

Many mass transit vehicles, such as buses and trains, are created to be tall. This can create a risk of rollovers and other accidents due to the high center of gravity. Combined with the considerable weight and mass of a public transit vehicle, the risk of a serious accident or rollover crash in Hialeah or your community is significant.

Mass transit vehicles require professional training to operate and operators are expected to be screened carefully before they are allowed to drive the vehicles. In addition, mass transit companies are expected to take precautions to make sure that their vehicles are maintained and safe. If someone has cut corners or has been negligent and you are injured as a result, you deserve compensation and justice in your case. Under Florida law, you may have a claim that allows you to seek compensation for damages, including medical bills, hospital stays, property loss or damage, and other costs.

If you have been injured on a public transit bus system, train system, or other mass transit vehicle, you only have a limited amount of time to seek compensation through legal action. There is a statute of limitations in place in these cases and in many situations the transit authority and their teams of attorneys work quickly to minimize liability for the mass transit company and to offer settlement money to stop legal action from proceeding. Unfortunately, even if you are offered settlement money, it does not mean that you are getting enough compensation to pay for long-term medical expenses, lost wages, and the many other expenses you will face if you have been seriously injured.

Speaking with a Personal Injury Attorney After Your Traffic Crash

Keep in mind that unexpected medical expenses are the leading cause of bankruptcy in the United States. If you have suffered a serious injury in a mass transit accident, it is essential that you speak with a personal injury attorney. There are several things that an attorney can do for you:

  • They can help you understand the likely total cost of your injuries
  • They can help you understand whether you have a claim or other options for compensation
  • They can help you pursue justice and compensation in your case
  • They can take care of all the details of the insurance and legal process
  • They can help you find resources that can assist you as you start to heal

The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group would be happy to help you with all the above challenges and more. If you would like a free case assessment to review your legal options, contact Flaxman Law Group today.