Accidents involving commuter trains and buses are becoming more prevalent as these modes of transportation increase in popularity. However, most commuter transportation lacks the most basic safety device, a seat belt. A seemingly minor accident can result in serious injury as an unrestrained and unsuspecting commuter can be violent thrown across the interior of a bus or train. Most modern commuter vehicles are equipped with cameras and other devices that can be used to prove serious injury even in what appears to be a minor impact.
If you are in involved in an accident involving a commuter train or bus, you should follow the directions the vehicle’s operator. If you are injured, you should immediately advise the vehicle’s operator that you have been hurt. In most situations, the vehicle will have an emergency operations protocol which will involve notifying the appropriate emergency agencies. Other than a law enforcement officer, you should not talk to anyone about the accident, except to report you injuries to the representative of the commuter vehicle. Also, if you are injured, you should seek medical attention immediately as failure to timely seek care may prejudice your ability to be compensated for your medical bills and injuries.
After you have dealt with the immediate crisis, you should consult with an auto accident attorney. If you have been involved in an accident in Ft. Lauderdale, Plantation, FL, or any of the surrounding areas, Lane & Glassman, would like the opportunity to provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your rights and responsibilities and determine if you are entitled to compensation under the law. Please call toll free (844-AUTO-LAW) or e-mail (Claims@USALawsuits.com) Lane & Glassman, to discuss your potential legal claim.