Bus Accident and Public Transportation Injury Lawyer in West Virginia
Taxi, Train, Airplane, Truck, Cruise Ship, or Bus Accident
Attorney David A. Sims Can Help Get Compensation for Your Injury
If you or a member of your family sustain injury or death as a passenger of public transportation, while riding a taxi cab, passenger train, bus, airplane, truck, or cruise ship, you may be able to get compensation. Call Attorney David A. Sims to review and file for injury claim or accidental death.
File a Personal Injury Claim in WV for Loss, Pain, and Wrongful Death
Contact Attorney David A. Sims for more details regarding how our law office will help you file your injury claim or lawsuit. We can represent you to get financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other factors for your bus accident. Our law office can also assist with injury claims if you were injured or your family member was killed as a pedestrian by a public transportation operator.
Public Transportation Providers Bear Responsibility for Safety
Public transportation providers, a.k.a. common carriers, are responsible for transporting members of society to their destinations safety and securely. They must adhere 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.
Types of Common Carriers in Public Transportation
- Cruise Ships
- Passenger Trains
- Taxi Cabs
Violations of Public Transportation Vehicle Safety and Maintenance
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.
Injury or Death Claims Against Public Transportation Operators
- 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
Cases of Provider Neglect Resulting in Serious Injury and/or Death
- 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 West Virginia
David A. Sims Offers Legal Services for Bus Accident Victims
Our law firm provides legal representation for victims injured in a West Virginia bus accident and many other forms of public transportation. 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. Call Attorney David A. Sims today to discuss your case: (304) 428-5291 or toll-free: (866) 534-6583.