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Public Transit Accidents

Public transit use has become increasingly common. As with all vehicles, public transit vehicles such as buses and trains may be involved in an accident. If you have been involved in a public transit accident due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries and damages.

A public transportation personal injury attorney can provide you with legal representation and help to get you the compensation to which you may be entitled. If you have been involved in a public transportation accident, contact the Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®, today at (800) 242-2874.

Important Steps to Take After an Accident

Being involved in a public transportation accident is just as devastating as any other traffic accident and can be even more disorienting because of the potentially large number of people involved. If you are able, taking these important actions after the accident could help in your personal injury claim:

  • Call the police. Have a police officer present and be sure that a police report is filed which documents the details of the accident.
  • Take photographs immediately of the scene of the accident and the vehicles involved<.
  • Obtain names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident.
  • Receive proper medical treatment. Call an ambulance or have someone take you to the nearest hospital to be sure any and all injuries are treated immediately.
  • Obtain a copy of your medical report including any injuries sustained.

Why Public Transit Accidents are Unique

In most accidents, all of the individuals involved in a personal injury claim are represented by private law firms. In the case of a public transit accident, however, the public transportation department will likely be a city government attorney. Since they work for the city, they are experienced in fighting for the city’s interests and will defend the city from any claims brought against it.

To face this kind of opposition, you need an aggressive, qualified lawyer who is experienced in public transit personal injury and can help fight for the compensation to which you may be entitled. It is important to notify a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident to construct a solid case.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has been involved in a public transportation accident, don’t hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer. For more information and assistance call the Waukesha public transit accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® today at (800) 242-2874.