Residents of New Haven and people across Connecticut rely on all forms of public transportation and alternatives to their own cars. Every day, thousands of people ride buses and trains, take taxis and use other forms of public transportation to travel and get to and from work, school or other destinations.
Transportation service providers and their employees have a duty to ensure passenger safety. This includes the safe operation of vehicles and providing proper maintenance. It also includes the safety of passengers waiting at bus stops and train stations.
At Jacobs & Dow, we represent victims in all types of public transit accidents. Whether you were a passenger taking a taxi, bus or train, or you were hit by one of these vehicles as a pedestrian, bicyclist or the occupant of a car, we are prepared to seek the full compensation for you.
Extensive Experience With All Types of Public Transit Accidents
We are committed to obtaining the best result for every client. Our Fairfield public transit accident lawyers understand the unique issues associated with these cases, and we know how to approach them in a way that gives you the best chance of success.
Since many tour bus companies, taxis, public buses and trains don't require passengers to wear seat belts, the potential for more serious injuries can be much higher. We have experience with a broad range of injury claims involving public transit, including the following:
- City bus, train, taxi and tour bus accidents with other vehicles
- Train derailments
- Accidents caused by operator error
- Slip-and-fall injuries at train stations and bus stops
- Assaults at train stations or bus stops or while riding a train or bus
- Accidents caused by poor taxi, bus or train maintenance
Our attorneys represent victims on all sides of these accidents. Our clients have included bus, train and taxi passengers, as well as drivers and passengers in a vehicle hit by a taxi, bus or train.
We work diligently to secure all evidence, including surveillance video footage from cameras that are often installed on Connecticut Transit buses. Tour bus and transit companies take fast action to investigate and defend themselves against claims, so it is important for your lawyer to aggressively develop evidence to prove your case. We fight to secure full compensation, including medical care and payment for lost time from work.
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We handle all public transit accident cases on a contingency fee basis. If there is no recovery, there will be no legal fee. If you have suffered a serious injury in any public transit accident, call our lawyers to help protect your rights. Open during weekly business hours and Saturday mornings, we also offer weekend and evening hours by appointment. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.