Fort Lauderdale Mass-Transit Accident Attorneys
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.
Our Fort Lauderdale, Florida mass transit accident lawyers can help if you’ve been injured
The legal process for a mass transit accident that leads to injury can be very complex. Our experienced attorneys will guide you through every step of the way.
Here is what you can expect from a mass-transit personal injury case:
- Complete a thorough investigation of all the evidence to build your case
- Identify responsible parties (often it is more than one)
- Consult experts and professionals to determine true medical costs now and in the future, determine the cause of an accident, and the impact on the victim’s lives.
- Create a legal strategy to pursue the best possible outcome.
- Negotiate settlements with responsible parties and insurers to make sure maximum compensation is awarded
- Trial ready if agreements can not be made
Common causes of public transit accidents
Most mass-transit accidents in Fort Lauderdale are the result of:
- Driver error including speeding, distracted driving, fatigue and impaired driving
- Equipment failure
- Improperly maintained vehicles
- Communication failures
- Track of infrastructure problems
- Weather conditions
- Third-party negligence
An experienced attorney will analyze all of the evidence to determine the primary cause of a mass-transit accident.
The consequences of a mass-transit accident for Fort Lauderdale residents
While any vehicle accident can be severe, a mass transit accident can have catastrophic results.
The number of people that may be involved in a public transit crash can multiply the damage and injuries by many times.
When a driver is fatigued, impaired or driving too fast it endangers passengers, other drivers, pedestrians, and families.
Trains, buses, and taxis often have scheduled stops where many passengers are getting on and off. This makes them more exposed to danger.
Mass-transit accidents in Fort Lauderdale could results in many types of critical injuries such as:
- Head / brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Loss of limbs
Establishing liability for bus accidents in Broward County
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 lawyer 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 crash. 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.
Determining responsibility for a mass-transit accident in Florida
There are many parties that could be held responsible for a mass-transit accident in Florida. We will complete a thorough investigation to determine all of those involved and identify who to hold liable.
This may include:
- Drivers or other motorists
- Manufacturers and maintenance teams
- The city of Fort Lauderdale
- Private bus and rail companies
- The state of Florida
- Private drivers or pedestrians
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.