Frequently Asked Questions For Metro/Mass Transit Accidents
Riding public transportation is a way of life. For many, it’s how we get to work and see friends. Unfortunately, accidents sometimes happen. When you find yourself in this situation, it’s important to have an attorney who understands the law. Becker, Kellogg & Berry, P.C., has helped clients in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Read below for answers to commonly asked questions. To learn more about your options, call our office at 703-962-1829 today. You can also email us by clicking here.
Q: What are the most common causes of these accidents?
A: While it is the operator’s job to drive safely, they can still make mistakes. Common examples include speeding, reckless driving, inexperience, failure to complete adequate training and poor weather conditions.
Q: Who can be held responsible after a metro/mass transit accident?
A: There are many parties that can be held liable for your insurance. This includes the bus driver, the motorist who caused the accident (if necessary), manufacturers of the parts of the vehicle and the MTA. It all depends on the specifics of your case.
Q: Do I have to be riding the bus to be eligible for compensation?
A: No. If you were involved in any part of the accident, you might be able to recover damage. Whether you are a passenger or are in a vehicle that was hit by a bus, you might have a case.
Q: Should I go to the doctor after an accident?
A: Even if you feel okay, it is still important to seek proper medical treatment. Sometimes injuries aren’t obvious, and if you wait until they appear, you run the risk of further damage. We can also use your medical records as evidence in your case.