Public Transportation Injuries

Accidents involving public transportation happen every day. Public transportation accidents can take on many forms. Pedestrians or bikers can be struck by a bus, and accidents can happen while on the bus, train, subway, or ferry. Public transit injuries can span from minor to severe and may cause death. If someone is injured on public transportation, they may be entitled to compensation from the city whose transportation injured them for their pain and suffering, lost wages that resulted from their inability to work, medical bills, and other losses. Our Personal injury lawyer in Great Neck, NY can help you get compensation.

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The people who drive and run public transportation have a duty of care for their passengers, all pedestrians, and all bicyclists on the streets. When any of those people are injured due to the driver or operator of the public transportation, they breached their duty of care and can be found responsible for the negligence that caused the injury. After you’re injured, you should contact an attorney to review whether you have a good case. If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer in Great Neck, NY, contact  Tannenbaum, Bellantone, & Silver, P.C.. In New York, you can win a settlement even if you are somewhat at fault, so you should schedule a consultation to assess the likelihood of you winning your case. 

What to do if you’re injured by public transportation:

  • Take photos of the scene.
    • If it is a bus, get pictures of the license plate; just make sure to get a picture of the specific type of transportation that hit you. Get pictures of the whole scene around you. These pictures can be used as evidence in your case.
  • Find any witnesses
    • Go and speak to witnesses, and try and get their contact information. In the future, you may be able to get a statement from them about what happened to help your case.
  • Wait for the police to come.
    • Make sure you wait for the police as they will evaluate what happened and fill out a report on the scene. 
  • Go to the doctor
    • Even if you think you’re fine, go to the doctor; it is important to ensure you’re okay. You may not feel pain immediately after the accident, so the doctor could find an injury before you notice it. A doctor may also be able to help your attorney with their case. 
  • Contact an attorney 

Personal Injury Lawyer in Great Neck, NY

If you are the victim of a public transportation injury or any other personal injury and would like to take legal action, call Tannenbaum, Bellantone, & Silver, P.C. They also specialize in medical malpractice, military malpractice, construction accidents, automobile accidents, and premise accidents. So if you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer in Great Neck, NY, contact us and make an appointment today.