Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Handling Personal Injury Claims in the Seattle Area and Throughout Washington Since 1995

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Injuries on Public Transportation in Seattle

Posted Friday, September 13, 2019 by Chris Thayer

Alternative TextRecently, WalletHub released a study that looked at cities across the country and compared their public transportation systems based on accessibility, convenience, safety, reliability, and public transport resources. At the end of this study, Seattle was ranked number one among various public transportation systems across the country. There were different factors examined to come to this overall number one ranking. So, while overall Seattle is ranked number one in public transportation, this does not translate to a number one ranking in all categories across the board.

For example, Seattle ranks number eight for the fewest number of public transportation injuries, according to KOMO news. Even the number one public transportation system can have its faults and cause injuries to passengers or passersby. If you have been injured on or by Seattle’s public transportation system, a personal injury attorney can help you determine the best course of action for recovering damages for your injury.

Causes of Accidents

There are any number of causes of public transportation accidents. Bus drivers are not immune from the threat of car accidents that other drivers face. An accident can be the result of both human error or mechanical issues with the vehicle itself. A bus is a large vehicle. Stopping times increase and turns can be difficult. If other drivers make a sudden stop or cause the bus to make any sudden movements, passengers within the bus can be injured. Additionally, buses can also have mechanical failures and errors that affect the functionality of the bus and cause injuries to passengers.

*Steps to Take*If you have been injured while riding a bus or other mode of Seattle public transportation, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Here are steps to take after an injury:

The personal injury attorneys at Pivotal Law Group are here to help you after an injury on Seattle’s public transportation system. Even the number one public transportation system can result in injuries. We know that an injury can be devastating to your livelihood. We are dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome given the particular circumstances of the case. Responsible parties of an accident may be help liable for your injuries and be required to pay damages. Contact us today for a consultation.