Train & Bus Accident Attorneys in Bloomfield & Hartford, CT
Trains and buses serve many people across the state of Connecticut. They are a wonderful way to save time and effort while lessening the impact of an individual on the environment. People often use buses and trains in Connecticut because they are affordable, reliable, and safe. Mass transit usually takes all precautions to ensure the safety of patrons. The reality is that trains and buses come with risk that can put passengers in danger. People who have been injured on mass transit may need to consider their legal options. If you have been injured on a train or bus and you think you need to take legal action, contact The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman for a consultation.
Connecticut bus accidents
Whether you frequent CTtransit or other options in Connecticut, you are subject to the actions of your driver and other drivers on the road. As is with any vehicle, buses are susceptible to the same hazards we all face on the roads of Connecticut. Buses can get into accidents because of other drivers, road conditions, weather conditions, and much more. Unfortunately, bus passengers can face serious injuries because they are often not provided safety belts or constraints. In some cases, buses run out of seats and people are left standing. If a bus was to get into an accident, passengers can suffer major injuries.
Connecticut train accidents
Fortunately, train accidents are less frequent than bus accidents. Trains are not subject to road hazards and the actions of others. However, the operation of a train has been known to lead to serious injury. In some cases, a train conductor operates the vehicle at higher speeds than recommended or injure passengers with sudden starts and stops. In the worst scenarios, trains have derailed leaving tragedy in its wake. Under these circumstances, it is important to identify who is liable for the incident and take legal action to recover the damages you deserve.
A municipality may be to blame
Assigning liability in train and bus accidents is a complicated matter. In a private bus, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney. In cases involving public buses and trains, you may need to take legal action against a government entity. In these cases, it is important to act quickly. In order to take legal action against a municipality, you have very little time to act and a strict legal standard to meet a valid personal injury case.
Contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury law firm
The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman has over 35 years of experience fighting for the rights of Connecticut clients facing injury caused by bus or train accidents. Our firm understands that you may be facing significant physical, financial, and emotional burdens after being seriously injured in an accident. If you have been injured because of publicly-run mass transit, you need to act quickly because of the time frame provided to sue a municipality. If you need our legal support, contact our firm for a consultation today.