Commercial Transportation Accidents in Marietta
Plane, Train, Bus and Other Commercial Transportation Accidents
When someone is involved in an accident with a commercial transportation vehicle, this means that one of the vehicles was a city bus, school bus, tour bus, commuter train, subway, airplane, trolley, or other such vehicle. There are many specific regulations governing these types of vehicles that are far different than those that regulate regular vehicles. They are larger and heavier, particularly when they are loaded with people or property. When there is an impact with a commercial transportation carrier, there is a high risk of injury, with far more damage. Looking for a lawyer for personal injury in Marietta? If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident with a commercial transportation vehicle, you should contact a personal injury attorney in Marietta right away. The insurance carriers and other organizations involved with these vehicles will take fast action in an investigation and in trying to arrange settlements, which will always seek to minimize their liability and financial losses as much as possible.
Injuries Sustained in Commercial Transpiration Accidents
Passengers on trains and buses typically are not required to wear seatbelts. When one of these vehicles collides with another vehicle or some other object, there are almost always injuries, many severe, and some resulting in fatal injuries and death. There can be an accident involving a pedestrian. All the additional weight increases the force exerted by the commercial vehicle. Due to the weight factor, even if seat belts are worn, an impact can be much more dynamic. Some of the more common injuries inflicted include neck, spine, and disc injuries; head trauma; burns; fractured bones; internal injuries and wrongful death.
Accident Investigations in Commercial Transportation Cases
While it is not usual for an insurance representative to arrive immediately at the scene of a car versus car accident, it is very common in an accident involving a bus, train, etc. Businesses or city governments usually control and own these commercial vehicles. As such, they have many resources available to them. An investigation will often involve federal agencies as well, as these are the regulating authority for commercial carriers. Gathering all of the facts, interviewing victims and witnesses can take place long before the victim has recovered from any injuries.
Due to the high degree of exposure, the insurance company will work very hard to settle all claims as soon as possible. In their pursuit to settle the claims fast, you may be at risk of not getting compensated fully. Any victim of such an accident should consult an experienced attorney before signing any forms or accepting any money from the company or city or county. Sovereign immunity is a term that means some government agencies are protected in that there is a limit on how much they can pay to people who are injured in an accident. There are some circumstances where that immunity is waived, allowing an accident victim to recover a larger settlement. This is crucial, especially when there is a wrongful death or the victim suffered catastrophic injuries.
Looking for a lawyer for an injury in Marietta?
If you or a loved one has been injured due to an accident with any commercial transportation vehicle, it is imperative to contact our personal injury attorney in Marietta as soon as possible. The more time we have to investigate the circumstances, the better. Dealing with commercial transportation entities requires a thorough understanding of all the applicable regulations, both state and federal, which are different than those regulations that cover auto accidents. Our investigation can uncover those instances where sovereign immunity is waived. You can be barred from
filing a claim if you do not notify the other party, such as a government agency, in a timely manner. Injured in an accident in Marietta? Our legal team at Jones & Swanson knows how important it is to be compensated justly for pain and suffering when another is at fault, and we are dedicated to helping you recover what's due you so you can move forward with your life without financial losses.