Nashville Mass Transit/Public Transportation Accident Attorneys
Guiding the Injured Harmed in Public Transportation Incidents
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is the public transportation agency in the city that is responsible for maintaining and providing city buses and the paratransit system for both Nashville and Davidson County. While there is no doubt that taking a public bus in Nashville is one of the more affordable, convenient, and responsible ways to travel, public transportation vehicles and their operators are equally as vulnerable to accidents caused by acts of negligence as are other vehicles on the road.
If you are involved in an accident involving a public transportation vehicle, our attorneys can help you. To learn more about what to do after an accident involving mass transit, call the offices of Bednarz Law for your free consultation today.
Top Causes of Public Transportation Bus Accidents
Bus accidents almost always occur because of an act of negligence or recklessness, both of which are preventable acts of fault. Examples of fault that could lead to a crash include:
- Bus driver error and negligence, such as taking a turn too quickly, operating a bus at an unsafe speed for conditions, driving while impaired or intoxicated, driving aggressively, and failing to follow posted traffic laws;
- Nashville MTA negligence, including failing to properly train bus drivers, or failing to service and maintain buses;
- The fault of a third party, such as the operator of a separate vehicle that, via an act of negligence, crashes into the bus or causes the bus to crash; and
- Manufacturer negligence when the accident is caused by a product defect, such as a tire blowout or an engine failure.
Liability for a bus accident is dependent upon whose fault the accident was. If you are involved in a bus accident, our attorneys will investigate the crash on your behalf to determine who should be held liable for damages you have suffered.
Can I File a Claim Against the Nashville MTA?
If a private party is liable for the damages you have suffered, such as the third-party driver of a vehicle, or a manufacturer of a defective bus part, then you will file a claim directly against this third party. However, if you are filing a claim against the Nashville MTA, there is an additional step that you must take: filing a notice of claim. If the MTA denies your claim (i.e. refuses to pay your demanded compensation amount), you will then have the right to pursue a lawsuit and bring your case to court.
Our Experienced Nashville Mass Transit Attorney Are Here to Help
If you are harmed in a public transportation accident in Nashville, it is important that you understand that you have legal rights, including the right to recover compensation for the harm you have suffered. To improve your chances of recovering the maximum amount of compensation available to you, it is highly recommended that you work with an experienced Nashville mass transit lawyer. At the offices of Bednarz Law, our Nashville personal injury attorneys have the skill set and history of success you’re looking for. Please contact us today for your free, no obligation consultation.