Public transportation is very widely used in the United States and is also quite safe, but that doesn’t mean that accidents can’t happen. In 2013 alone, 266 people lost their lives due to this means of transportation.
Public and city transportation allows people to get from one place to another, whether within town or from one town to another. This is because one of the main functions of a city is to allow many people to travel at the same time. There are different types of public transportation. Buses are practical and efficient for short and slightly longer routes. They are one of the most commonly used means of transportation in America. Another means of transportation, the taxi, is popular worldwide for improved comfort. The subway and the train are a faster means of transportation since they have exclusive railways and are responsible for the least amount of pollution while transporting the largest number of passengers. Any means of public transportation implies an element of risk and can involve many types of injuries or accidents, with temporary or lifelong effects.
A victim can request temporary or long-term compensation, depending on the accident, provided the incident took place on public transportation or while getting on or off the vehicle.
Of our many successful cases, we will share one from the city of Chicago. A person was riding on public transportation; in this case, a bus. When the passenger was getting ready to sit down, the bus driver accelerated. The passenger fell on his back and hit his head hard, losing consciousness. A while later, the victim came to, waking up in the hospital. He contacted Grupo MedLegal right away and was assigned a specialist attorney who solved the case and completed the necessary documents so that he could receive treatment, anti-inflammatory drugs, and analyses of his back, neck, and head. At Grupo MedLegal, we have the best attorneys specializing in this type of case. Our goal is to be present for the client and seek the greatest possible financial remuneration.
It’s important to know some guidelines for public transportation so you can take the necessary precautions when using this service. If you live in a large city in the United States, you can check the routes and schedules for each bus or train. You’ll find the whole route and the quickest way to arrive at your destination. You can check maps, information lines, and telephone numbers. You can also search the telephone directory for the transportation authority number in each city. Every bus has its own number, which you can use to check the route. All of this information helps you be aware of where you are and who you should call in case of an incident.
Another safety guideline for public transportation is to remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop. Prepare for your stop in advance; or, if you don’t where to get off the bus, sit behind or next to the driver, and he or she will give you directions for getting to your destination. In the case of an accident, you should report it immediately. It’s best to also take photos, if possible, in order to have conclusive evidence. It’s also essential to contact a lawyer to defend you. Grupo MedLegal has more than 30 years of experience. We handle each case individually and professionally. In addition, we will assist you and provide consultation services without charge.
At Grupo MedLegal, we are well-versed in the processes and procedures needed to obtain your compensation for the accident. Likewise, if you are the victim of an accident, we have the experience needed to prepare legal reports and other documents that you will need to submit, using the proper legal terminology. But that’s not all. You can rest assured that we are also experts at testifying in court. We defend each client carefully and without undue complications.
If you had an accident while using public transportation and you need medical or legal assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Grupo MedLegal, we are here to serve you. You can locate us through our web page, grupomedlegal.com, or you can call us from within the United States at 1 800 838 3838. We will assign the medical care you require. Armed with professionalism, we are attentive to our clients. Let us be clear: if you do not win, we will not charge; no excuses and no exceptions. You have the right to be fairly represented by a legitimate lawyer specializing in public transportation accidents.