The Truth About Public Transit Accidents

This infographic, created by the attorneys at the Demas Law Group examines the possible dangers people can encounter when using public transportation.

While most people think of public transportation as a safer and more environmentally friendly option than cars, public transit can come with its problems. Popular public transportation options include subways, trams and trolleys, rideshare programs, aboveground trains, light rails, and school buses. Many of these options are more convenient than a car, especially if you live in a bigger city with heavy traffic, but do you know what to do if you are injured while using one of these public transit options?

This infographic explains common types of public transit injuries. Knowledge can not only help prevent injuries from happening in the first place, but it can also help you act quickly if you are injured. Bus and rail accidents are the cause of the majority of public transportation injuries. Around 63,000 busses are involved in collisions every year, and rail accidents have been on the rise in recent years, due to the increased demand for public transit options. So, what should you do if you’re injured while using a public transportation option?

 According to the lawyers at Demas Law group, it is important to act quickly. You will follow steps similar to those you would take if you were involved in a car accident. You will want to get medical attention for any injuries right away so that you have documentation of them. You will want to take photos of the accident scene and your injuries. If there are any eyewitnesses, get their contact information. If you have been badly injured to the point that it is affecting your life stability, you will want to get a lawyer to help you seek compensation to help you get back on your feet.

While public transportation can be a great way to save money and time and help the environment, it is important to know the risks and know what to do in the case of an accident.

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