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    Public transportation comes in many forms. Buses and trains are perhaps the most common, followed by subways and streetcars. In nearly every city, you will find some kind of accessible option that moves people from point A to B. Unfortunately, while convenient, these modes of transportation can also be increasingly dangerous. 


    Due to their extended size to carry multiple passengers at a time, any type of accident with a public transportation vehicle can cause numerous injuries to the people inside. These proportions also mean that copious other people or cars could be involved in a collision. With a mounting number of victims, there could be grounds for a class action lawsuit.


    Furthermore, bus and train station stops may be the cause of slips and falls, either due to improper maintenance or inclement weather conditions. Since so many possibilities for incidents can arrive regarding public transportation accidents, it is increasingly important that people remain vigilant and aware of their rights. There may be specifics surrounding the amount of time you have to file a case because it is on public property or because of different protections for those responsible. Working with an experienced personal injury lawyer can ensure you avoid the red tape and are compensated fairly.


    Possible Injuries Resulting from a Public Transportation Accident

    If you or a loved one are victims of a public transportation accident, your injuries may differ even if you were both inside the bus or train. Where you were sitting in relation to the impact of the crash may have intense effects on the body. While whiplash is common, it’s not unheard of for this injury to worsen over time, leaving you with constant strained movements of your neck and head. This may mask brain injuries resulting from concussions and ongoing pressure prohibiting normal mental functions. In extreme cases, spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis and continued difficulties with mobility. Psychological issues can sometimes be overlooked in the wake of more critical physical injuries, but make no mistake; they have just as significant an impact as visible wounds.


    Healing from These Types of Accidents

    Recovery is a delicate process. More often than not, no two injuries are the same. Each will require a team of medical specialists to design a plan to adequately address what has happened and start you on your healing journey. In the meantime, you may need ongoing support with day-to-day tasks while you regain strength. Perhaps you’ll need this kind of care for the rest of your life. Your career will likely have to be put on hold or altered completely, depending on the line of work you are in. In addition, some medications and therapies are not covered under certain health insurance plans, leaving you to pay out of pocket and without the means to do so.


    Understanding Your Rights After a Public Transportation Accident

    At Bergeron Clifford, we have dealt with many cases regarding public transportation accidents. Whether you are a part of a class action lawsuit or going it alone, our team can help enhance your case to ensure the best possible results. Unfortunately, many aspects of this type of claim discourage people from pursuing them, whether that be uncertainty around your rights or fear of losing your case. 


    However, with an experienced and confident legal professional at your side, you can have the peace of mind that your claim will be fortified with details that will make all the difference. Our team will work with you to fully understand the impact this accident had on your life and ensure you get the compensation needed to live as close to how you once did. To learn more about our process, contact us

    Contact Bergeron | Clifford LLP

    Contact us if you have suffered a motor vehicle injury in Eastern Ontario. Call us at 866-384-5886 or fill out our online form. We can meet you in Kingston, Ottawa, Whitby, Carleton Place, Perth or wherever is most convenient for you.

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