Public transportation provides enormous benefits for both citizens and visitors to Dallas. Not only are public transportation options relatively inexpensive, but they also provide ways for us to keep vehicle traffic down, a win for roadway congestion and the environment. However, there are times public transportation accidents occur due to the negligence of drivers or transportation agencies. When this happens, the Dallas public transportation attorneys at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC are ready to help victims secure the compensation they need.
The Dallas public transportation system has plenty of options and is generally seen as competent. Most people who take advantage of mass public transportation in Dallas use the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system, or DART.
DART is not just a bus system. The Dallas public transit system has many buses that connect directly to an extensive light rail system. DART connects Dallas and the surrounding suburbs and is continually expanding. Currently, the DART light rail system comprises of 93 miles of lines (the largest light rail system in the United States) and more than 163 vehicles. Approximately 100,000 people ride the DART light rail system every week.
Unfortunately, accidents involving public transit vehicles can be severe. Various groups of people can sustain injuries in the event of a bus or light rail public transit accident. These vehicles weigh tens of thousands of pounds and can affect the following victims in a crash:
It is not uncommon for our mass transit accident attorneys to help victims who have sustained the following injuries in an incident:
It is up to DART officials to ensure the proper operation of all vehicles. All buses and light rail systems must be regularly inspected and properly maintained in order to ensure their safety. All public transit operators must be properly supervised. No operator should ever be distracted or impaired, as this can lead to serious accidents occurring.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a public transportation vehicle, seek legal assistance immediately. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our knowledgeable and experienced team will investigate your claim in order to secure the compensation you need. This can include: