Millions of people in the Atlanta area take public buses operated by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) each year. While most of these commutes go as planned and without serious incident, sometimes MARTA buses are involved in serious accidents. When this occurs due to driver or agency negligence, victims may be able to recover for their losses by filing a personal injury claim. Anyone inured in a MARTA bus accident should be certain to discuss the circumstances of their case as soon as possible. It is important for victims to remember that personal injury claims are subject to a statute of limitations, so any delay could potentially jeopardize your ability to recover.
There are many ways that a MARTA bus accident could occur due to negligence. Some of the most common include the following:
- Failure to account for weather conditions
- Improper bus maintenance
- Negligent hiring
- Distracted driving
- Inadequate driver training
- Defective bus equipment
- Defectively manufactured vehicles
There are many other ways that negligence could result in a MARTA bus accident, and it is important to have an attorney analyze the facts of your case in order to determine whether you have a claim. After an accident, victims should be sure to record as much information about the accident as possible, including taking photographs if it is feasible. In addition, be certain to see a physician as soon as possible after an accident in order to make sure that your injuries are properly diagnosed or treated. Finally, be sure to discuss your situation with an attorney before discussing your case with any insurance company representatives.
Contact a Peachtree City personal injury attorney for a free consultation
Individuals who are injured in bus accidents in the Atlanta area may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.