You Purchased A Ticket To Ride – Not Be Seriously Injured
Here’s the problem with crashes involving trains, buses, and vehicles in general: The moment the passengers climb aboard, they are at the mercy of the driver. When the driver is operating in an unsafe and improper manner, the passengers have absolutely no control over their fate.
A tour bus operator that pressures its driver to work long hours on little to no sleep, for example, puts every passenger at risk when he falls asleep at the wheel.
The Amtrak train company fails its passengers when it fails to maintain adequate safety standards – and diverts one train onto the path of an oncoming train.
An airline pilot who shows up to work drunk, or whose company fails to ensure proper aircraft maintenance, puts the lives of every passenger and every crewmember at risk.
How To Determine What Actually Happened
Some large-scale accidents are relatively easy to figure out.
Records show the tour bus driver had no downtime prior to the crash and had prescription painkillers in his system. Investigators find evidence that the train engineer had been texting on his iPhone (and was going too fast) at the time of the derailment. Incident reports show the small commuter airline has a history of poor maintenance on its aircraft.
But these cases often need deeper investigation (and can get complicated very quickly):
- Severe turbulence jostles the passengers and injures several of them. Was it the airline’s fault for flying too close to a storm or was it a freak weather event? Or some combination of both?
- A tire blowout causes the tour bus to roll over, ejecting passengers from the bus. The operator blames it on a tire defect. But did the operator fail to properly inflate and inspect the tire? And could seatbelts have made a difference?
- Why the commuter train derailed is hard to pin down – was it because the engineer went too fast around the curve? Or a problem with the design and construction of the track itself?
Move Forward With Find Injury Law
At Find Injury Law, we pair survivors and victims’ families with the most appropriate lawyer for their case.
Law firms that handle aviation disasters, for example, tend to specialize in that area of law. These firms have the knowledge, experience and financial resources to determine the cause of plane and helicopter crashes. Or train derailments and bus rollovers. They are familiar with the appropriate experts who (1) will examine the circumstances of the accident and (2) testify at trial. The lawyers are also expert at negotiating settlements in cases like these. And they know how to take these cases to trial when necessary.
We have over three decades of experience to find you these lawyers.
Based in Brooklyn, NY, we serve clients throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and in select cases nationwide.
And as always, our service is provided at no additional cost.