Bus, Train, Taxi & Mass Transit Accidents

J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo
Founder of J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A.

Although most of our mass transit transportation systems are safe, every year in the United States, thousands of people are seriously injured or die as a result of an accident while riding in either a public or private transportation system.  Due to the large volume of daily riders in our transportation system in Miami Dade County and all of Florida, just one mass transit accident can result in a large group of people likely to suffer injuries and even death.

Most transportation systems are operated and owned by quasi-governmental entities or large corporations.  Laws vary according to transportation system and ownership.  Very high safety standards are in place to ensure passengers are safe while riding in any transportation system.

While riding in a mass transit system, most riders do not have access to seat belts or have use of an airbag in the case of an accident crash or wreck.  When a crash or wreck occurs, passengers are thrown against one another and against the sides of the vehicle.  Because of this, serious injuries and death may be sustained.

Common causes of bus, train, taxi or mass transit accidents include:

  • Slip and Fall
  • Trip and Fall
  • Doors closing on limbs
  • Excessive speed
  • Sudden breaking or stopping
  • Operator Error
  • Mechanical Breakdown
  • Boarding Accidents
  • Exiting Accidents
  • Waiting Platform Accidents
  • Leaving the bus stop or station stop too soon
  • Assaults and battery
  • Sexual assaults
  • Railroad crossing accidents
  • Railway crossing accidents
  • Train track accidents
  • Run over accidents
  • Hit and run accidents

Common injuries sustained in a bus, train, taxi or mass transit accident include:

  • Amputations
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arm Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Chest Injuries
  • Concussion
  • Disfigurement
  • Facial and Body Scarring
  • Fractured Bones
  • Head Injuries
  • Knee Damage
  • Leg Injuries
  • Loss of Hearing
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Loss of Vision
  • Multiple Fractures
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia
  • Permanent Disability
  • Quadriplegia
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrongful Death

Below are some of the most common transportation systems involved in bus, train, taxi and other mass transit accidents:

  • City Bus
  • Metro Bus
  • School Bus
  • Greyhound Bus
  • Jitney Bus Service
  • Clinica Leon Transportation
  • Clinic Transportation
  • Handicapped Transportation
  • Elderly Transportation
  • Disabled Transportation
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Shuttle Van
  • Limousine Services
  • Taxi Cab
  • Monorail
  • Metrorail
  • Ferry Boat
  • Water Taxi
  • Rail Transportation
  • Train
  • Amtrak Train
  • Airlines
  • Any other transportation system

You can reach Miami Personal Injury Lawyer J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email Attorney Gonzalez-Sirgo directly at [email protected].

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