As traffic congestion on Provincial roadways in Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, and other cities throughout British Columbia continues to increase, so do the number of individuals who resort to public transit venues for their daily commutes. With B.C. Transit and the Skytrain, commuters have two excellent public transportation options to choose from. Unfortunately, and despite the convenience these venues provide, they are not immune to traffic accidents that cause bodily injuries and damage property.
In addition to buses and the Skytrain accidents, Barapp Law Firm also handles accident claims for riders of airport shuttles, casino buses, school buses, ski area shuttle buses, and tour buses on a fairly regular basis. Unfortunately, many individuals sustain injuries in public transit accidents, some of which are catastrophic or even fatal. If you’ve recently been seriously injured in a public transit accident or you’ve lost a love one, we are here to help.
Although public transit accidents occur with less frequency than motor vehicle or other types of accidents, people still get hurt whether they are passengers, pedestrians, or individuals in other vehicles. They are not at fault, yet have to suffer the pain and injuries associated with the accident. Under the tort laws, compensation for the injuries can be sought. From the standpoint of personal injury liability, public transit accidents are often very complex cases, especially if there are multiple parties at fault. There are a couple of different ways that this works.
For instance, when you get injured in this type of accident, the Barapp Law Firm team can help by filing a claim for damages against the operator of the bus or train. It’s possible that you can also file against the municipality provided you can prove that that there is evidence of contributory negligence. Furthermore, it the public transit vehicle caused the accident, the municipality may be liable for any injuries that people sustain in the collision.
Additionally, if a private bus or train company causes the injuries, then they will be held responsible along with the municipality, especially if an individual sustains injuries at or near the bus/train station where they disembarked or embarked. As your legal team, Barapp Law Firm will advocate for you aggressively should you decide to file a claim no matter if your case is resolved at the negotiating table or in court.
Our lawyers and other legal specialists that may be involved in your claim and lawsuit (if required) will make your needs our #1 priority until your claim is resolved and you have received a fair and reasonable settlement. If we can’t win your case, then you don’t pay for our services. Regardless of your circumstances, we will fight to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process. For more information, contact Barapp Law Firm today.