Public Transportation Accident Attorneys

Know your rights and your options

Public transportation is a valuable option to many people across the nation.  Millions of people utilize public transportation such as buses, subways, trains, railroads, school buses, ambulances, vehicles transporting the elderly and handicapped, water shuttles and ferries. The situation becomes complicated whenever there is an accident, because a single crash causes many injuries and the parties responsible may range from municipalities to individual employees to private corporations. The traumatic injuries suffered in public mass transportation accidents are often serious due to the lack of seat belts on these modes of transportation.

There are strict limitations of time during which these claims for injuries must be filed and lawsuits commenced. If you were seriously injured in a public mass transit accident, call the Yankowitz Law Firm immediately. Time is of the essence to ensure that your rights are protected, vital evidence is secured and witnesses are identified. Call us at 1-800-LAW-3333.

When you retain The Yankowitz Law Firm, we represent you on a contingency basis (meaning our fee is earned from the money we recover on your behalf).

Bus accident injuries

Bus accidents can result from any combination of negligent behaviors:

  • Driver carelessness, negligence and recklessness
  • Failure to compensate for bad weather, including rain, snow, ice, fog, and extreme winds
  • Dangerous road conditions
  • Driver fatigue
  • Defective equipment
  • Faulty tires or brakes

Serious traumatic injuries from bus accidents are common due to the vulnerability of the passengers being thrown from their seats. Few buses are equipped with seat belts. The Yankowitz Law Firm represents seriously injured bus accident victims. We understand the devastating and life changing effects such injuries and disability have on both the injured and their families. Call us at 1-800-LAW-3333.

Subway, train, and railroad accidents

Subway, train, and railroad accidents are not an everyday occurrence, but they have the potential to do immense property and personal damage.  A single derailment has a devastating effect on the train’s passengers, often killing and maiming dozens at a time.

Common subway and railroad accidents include:

  • Slips, trips and falls at subway or railroad stations and platforms
  • Unsafe platforms, stations and stairs (broken, cracked, debris, snow, ice, and other slipping and tripping hazards )
  • Pedestrian falls onto tracks
  • Failure of operators to timely stop trains due to unsafe speeds and lack of driver attention
  • Collisions with pedestrians
  • Collisions with on-the-road vehicles
  • Grade crossing incidents
  • Collisions with other trains
  • Driver error and fatigue
  • Track and infrastructure problems
  • Derailment
  • Chemical spills
  • Defective equipment

Whether you were a passenger or a pedestrian seriously injured in a train or subway, railroad or other mass transit accident, speak with the public transportation injury attorneys at THE YANKOWITZ LAW FIRM.

Call us at 1-800-LAW-3333, speak directly to Attorney, Jack Yankowitz, and learn how we can protect your legal rights and help you obtain the justice and financial compensation you deserve. When you retain The Yankowitz Law Firm we represent you on a contingency fee basis (meaning our firm is earned from the money we recover on your behalf).