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Dallas Mass Transit Accident Attorney

Plenty of people in and around the Dallas area take advantage of mass transportation systems. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system, along with other mass transit systems, provides convenient buses and rail services for our residents and visitors. However, if you or a loved one are injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a mass transit operator or agency, the team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC is ready to help you secure compensation.

Understanding mass transit in Dallas

There are plenty of mass transit options available to Dallas residents. First, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system is the primary provider of public transportation in the city. They provide both bus and rail service for our residents. There are nearly 100 miles of rail systems that are part of the DART system, with expansion plans in the future.

Other providers of mass transportation in and around Dallas include several long-distance transport services, including Greyhound Lines, Megabus, and several other regional bus transport systems. There are also shuttle services available throughout the city, particularly those that transport passengers to and from DFW International Airport.

What can cause a mass transit accident?

There are several ways that a mass transit accident can occur. We want to focus on operator error and mistakes made by mass transit agencies.

  • Operator error: All mass transit operators, regardless of what type of vehicle they operate, must be properly trained to do so. This usually requires a driver to have their commercial driver’s license as well as additional training mandated by the agency. There should never be an instance of someone operating while distracted or impaired.
  • Transit agency mistake: All transit vehicles, whether they are buses, trains, or light rail, must be properly maintained by the agency. Failing to maintain a mass transit vehicle can be disastrous. Vehicle failure could result in failure of one or more vehicle systems and cause major accidents. Transit agencies must also ensure they properly train every employee.

Injuries from mass transit accidents are often severe. It is not uncommon for our Dallas mass transit accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained the following:

We are ready to help you get through this

If you or a loved one has been injured in a mass transit accident that was caused by the negligence of another person, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC is ready to get to work investigating your case in order to secure the compensation you need. This can include:

  • Coverage of medical expenses related to the incident
  • Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Coverage of physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the operator or agency

When you need a Dallas mass transit accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

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