Attorney David A. Sims Will Help You Get Compensation for Your Injury Claim
If your or your family have been injured while a passenger utilizing a public transportation mode such as a taxi cab, passenger train, bus, airplane, truck, or cruise ship, you may be able to get compensation for your injury claim. Contact Attorney David A. Sims for more details regarding how our law office will help you file your injury claim or lawsuit and get financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other factors. Our law office can also assist you with your claim if you or your family member were injured or killed by a public transportation operator while a pedestrian.
Public transportation providers (a.k.a. common carriers) are responsible for transporting members of society to their destinations safety and securely and are therefore subject to strict rules regarding their safety practices and ability to perform the task. Any negligence while conveying public riders will place liability directly on the operator. Operators of public transportation are fully responsible for the safety of their riders as they are boarding, while they are riding, and upon exiting, as well.
Public transportation methods that are considered common carriers include:
- Cruise Ships
- Passenger Trains
- Taxi Cabs
Common carrier vehicles should be inspected and maintained according to regular schedules and vehicles found to be unsafe should be removed from service immediately. Operators with previous convictions for driving while intoxicated or drug abuse should also not be permitted to operate common carrier vehicles. Companies who do not follow these and other regulations set forth by their regulating authority may be liable for your loss or injury. Even without the regulations, your common carrier should always operate with a high degree of diligence and with the utmost care and best interests of his passengers in mind at all times.
If an injury or death occurs during the following situations, you may have a claim against the owner and/or operator of the transportation vehicle:
- Allowing a Passenger to Board or Depart in an Unsafe Manner or Location
- Collision with another vehicle, object, or person
- Erratic Driving
- Negligent Operation of Any Moving Components of the Vehicle
If you or a loved one have experienced neglect and\or death at the hands of a public transportation provider, the law firm of David A. Sims can help you recover your losses and obtain just compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering/ death of a loved one.
We will work relentlessly to get you the justice that you deserve. We will:
- Examine Inspection and Maintenance Records
- Expose Negligence per se
- Obtain photographs of the vehicle(s) and landscape, road, waterways, etc. in Question
- Present Expert Witness Testimony if Necessary
- Record Eyewitness Testimony
Representation for Transportation Victims Injured in the Mid-Ohio Valley of West Virginia
Our law firm provides legal representation for transportation victims injured in the Mid-Ohio Valley and North-Central Regions of West Virginia. We will perform a comprehensive examination of all aspects of the accident and get you the compensation that you need to get your life back in order.