Since many people travel on mass transit, an accident can affect many lives. In order to prevent accidents, employees of the transit system must ensure they are carrying out their duties. Vehicles need to be inspected and kept up to date. If a vehicle is not properly taken care of, it may experience technical difficulties, which can lead to someone being injured. If an employee is not completing their duties, they may be named as negligent. This can hold them responsible for an accident that occurred. The responsible party may then have to pay damages to the passengers in the mass transit accident.
If a driver or operator is distracted, they may be held responsible for an accident that occurred. These individuals are knowledgeable about the system their operating. They may have been doing this for years. They should understand how the technology works and know the laws regarding their transit system. Operators and drivers should not be distracted by sources, such as a cell phone. They should not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They should be aware of their surroundings in order to prevent tragedies from occurring.
What damages can a passenger receive?
When mass transit accidents occur, it can be difficult to find a responsible party. An investigation can lead to a conclusion. It may be able to find who is responsible for the accident that occurred. It could be a driver or employee. It may even be a municipality that owns the system or a private company. No matter who it is, they should be held responsible. Their negligence has directly affected lives on board the system. These individuals could have died or they may be suffering from serious injuries. They have the option to file a lawsuit and seek damages. Damages have the ability to provide financial support for victims of an accident. They can gain money that they need to pay off medical bills regarding their injuries from the accident. It may also be able to provide them with money that they need while they are unable to work while healing from their injuries.
If you are in this situation, it is important to discuss this situation with an attorney. The attorneys at Timian & Fawcett, LLC provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.