Legal Help For Public Transit Injury Claims
Accidents involving buses or trains often result in serious or life-changing injuries. But there are unique legal issues when bringing a claim against a public entity, such as Metrobus, LYNX or Tri-Rail.
The personal injury lawyers of The Law Offices of Gonzalez & Associates have represented Florida residents and out-of-state tourists injured in public transportation accidents. We will explain the law, protect your rights and pursue the compensation you need to recover. Our experienced and compassionate team handles cases throughout Florida.
Collision with a bus? Injured while riding the train? Set up a free consultation at 866-626-4257.
Public Transportation Accidents (Buses And Trains)
We are equipped for any scenario involving public transit vehicles:
- Car occupants injured in a bus collision
- Bus passengers injured in a crash or sudden stop
- Injuries while riding a commuter train
- Pedestrians or bicyclists struck by a bus or train
- Injuries at bus stops or train platforms
- Dial-a-ride buses, airport shuttles, taxis
- School bus accidents
Many people do not realize that personal injury protection (PIP) insurance does not apply to common carrier vehicles (buses, trains, taxis, etc.) That means that you must file a formal claim against the entity and, unlike no-fault insurance, you must prove negligence on the part of the bus driver, train operator or entity. That is where Gonzalez & Associates can help. We have the experience to prove fault and maximize your compensation, including lost wages, permanent impairment, and pain and suffering.
Special Considerations In Public Transit Claims
Common carriers have a high duty to public safety, and they are well insured against bodily injury or death. But there are special protocols for suing a governmental body or a quasi-public entity. Our lawyers are well versed in these legal proceedings, such as identifying the right entity and filing notice of your claim. The Florida Tort Claims Act limits damages to $200,000 per individual (or $300,000 total if other family members were injured in the same accident).
We have dealt with most of the major public transportation entities, including Miami-Dade Transit (Metrobus, Metrorail); the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (Tri-Rail); LYNX and LYMMO in Orlando; Brightline and SunRail commuter trains; Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) in Tampa, Amtrak and others.
Call A Law Firm That Cares
We know how to handle these cases, and we are committed to helping you at every stage of a complex claims process. If you were injured in a public transportation accident – even if you are not sure whether you have a claim – arrange a free consultation at 866-626-4257 or email us about your accident. We have offices in Miami, Orlando and Tampa.
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