Public Transportation Accidents
Legal Guidance from Our Greensboro Personal Injury Attorney
People use the public transportation system regularly to get to work, school,
or for pleasure and business travel. Most of the time these means of transportation
are safe, however it can occur that due to negligence on the part of the
carrier, an accident may occur, resulting in injuries.
A common carrier is considered any businesses that provides the public
service of transporting passengers or cargo for a fee. Commercial buses,
trains and airplanes are examples of common carriers that may be sued
in the event of an accident.
Interstate Commerce Act
The Federal Government regulates common carrier travel under the Interstate
Commerce Act for transportation across state lines. North Carolina state
law generally regulates public transportation systems occurring within
state lines. Common carriers are required follow strict regulation to
ensure the greatest safety of passengers. When codes are not followed
or maintenance and safety standards are ignored, common carriers put passengers'
lives at risk.
Serious injuries can occur, including:
- Back injuries
- Brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
An experienced public transportation accident attorney is familiar with
the strict laws that govern these transportation companies.
Taking Action with Roane Law By Your Side
If you or someone you know has been injured in any form of public transportation,
you should contact Roane Law immediately so that he can meet with you
and discuss one on one the exact details of what occurred. Common carrier
laws are complex and require a thorough investigation of all the facts
in order to present a strong case for you to receive compensation for
any injuries you've sustained. Attorney Roane has helped numerous
clients obtain successful settlement amounts and may be able to do the
same for you.
Don’t delay, call us now. If injured on public transportation, it
is vital you meet with personal injury lawyer James Roane for a
free initial consultation.