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A Fort Lauderdale Mass-Transit Accident Attorney Guides Victims through a Complex Legal Process

More than four decades of experience identifying liability under the law

Whether you are involved in a mass-transit accident as a passenger, a motor vehicle driver or a pedestrian, pursuing compensation for your injuries can be a potentially complicated legal situation. In addition to the parties directly involved, accident victims may need to go against powerful transit companies or local municipalities. Each experienced mass-transit accident lawyer at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. understands your rights under state and federal law. We are dedicated to addressing every legal detail to help you pursue the full compensation you need and deserve.

Establishing liability for bus accidents

In a traffic-safety study, the National Institute for Aviation Research reports that from 1999 to 2003, 38 percent of buses involved in fatal accidents were school buses while 36 percent were transit buses. They further report that typical transit bus accidents were sideswipes involving another motor vehicle. This information points to potential liability for these public transportation accidents on the part of either driver, most likely caused when buses re-enter traffic after loading and unloading passengers.

Even though Florida law requires motorists to yield the right of way to buses under these circumstances, either driver can easily be at fault in these accidents, as well as the private companies or municipalities responsible for driver training and even bus maintenance. Our attorneys conduct thorough investigations to identify all parties who may share liability for a bus accident, and we develop compelling evidence that can withstand scrutiny for insurance claims, out-of-court settlements and jury trials.

Unraveling the complex details behind train accidents

Train derailments and collisions typically make the news, but many train accidents involve pedestrians or faulty railroad crossing notification devices. However, the fault can also fall on motorists who drive around barriers or individuals who choose to walk in front of stopped trains without realizing conductors cannot see them. Passenger vehicle occupants and individuals on foot do not typically escape with minor injuries. All too often, these accidents result in life-changing permanent injuries and fatalities. When a conductor, private company or municipality is liable for a train accident, the compassionate,  board-certified trial lawyers at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. help victims or their families through the complex personal injury or wrongful death legal process.

Protecting the rights of individuals injured in taxi accidents

A ride in a taxi poses no significantly greater risk than driving a car. However, from a legal standpoint, a taxi accident can be more complex than a car accident. Liability can pertain in whole or in part to a number of parties, such as the following:

  • Another driver
  • The taxi driver
  • A taxi company that fails to observe proper vehicle maintenance procedures
  • A passenger who exposes the driver to undue distractions during a trip

Each personal injury lawyer at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. has extensive experience investigating these complex claims. Even when clients share some degree of liability, we have the legal knowledge needed to ensure they pursue all compensation they deserve under the law.

Contact a Fort Lauderdale mass-transit accident lawyer with experience in state and federal laws

If you sustain serious injuries in a mass-transit accident, you often face a challenging legal case involving state and federal laws, and you may have to go against powerful companies or municipalities. The attorneys at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. have the skills and experience to develop compelling cases through solid investigation and litigation skills. We take calls 24/7, offer flexible hours for a free consultation, and we can meet with you in our convenient downtown office, at home or in the hospital. We take cases on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay no attorney fees until we win or settle your mass-transit accident case. Contact us online, or call us at 954.463.0585 today.

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