Many people in Toronto rely on subways, buses, and trains, operated by the Toronto Transit Commission, to get them from place to place. While these forms of public transportation are widely regarded as safe and dependable, public transportation accidents are not unheard of, and if you’ve been hurt in one, you should strongly consider retaining the legal services of a knowledgeable Toronto public transportation accident lawyer here at Merricks Law Group today. Contact our firm to learn more about these accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one.
Why Hire a Toronto Public Transportation Accident Lawyer?
Public transportation accidents are complex, as they often involve government entities, and they also frequently involve multiple passengers. Because there are so many factors involved in these accidents, it is critical that all those who’ve been injured in public transportation accidents in Toronto speak with an Ontario personal injury lawyer who is more than familiar with the intricacies these cases often entail. With Merricks Law Group at your side, you can feel confident that you have the right team fighting in your corner.
Common Causes of Subway Accidents
Subway accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, though they are typically the result of negligence on the part of one or more parties. Some of the most common causes of subway accidents are as follows:
- Defective turnstiles
- Subway operator negligence (speeding, operating while under the influence of drugs/alcohol, etc.)
- Slip and falls in the stations
- Sudden starts/stops
- Unsafe subway stairwells
- Electrical injuries
- Criminal activity occurring due to lack of security
- Defective escalators/elevators
- Trip and falls on platforms
- Doors prematurely closing
Common Causes of Bus Accidents
Bus accidents can also happen for many different reasons, though oftentimes, they are also a result of negligence. Some of the most common causes of bus accidents in Toronto are as follows:
- Bus drivers texting while driving
- Bus drivers driving while intoxicated
- Negligently discharging passengers
- Unsafely changing lanes or merging
- Failing to have safety equipment on board
- Failing to stop on time
- Other negligent motorists on the road
Common Causes of Train Accidents
Though fortunately, train accidents happen rather rarely, they still occur, and if you’ve been injured in a train accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation. Some of the most common causes of train accidents are as follows:
- Unfastened screws and bolts in tracks
- Misaligned tracks
- Negligent train conductors
- Stalled cars on the train track
- Mechanical failures
- Intoxicated train operators
Notice of Claim
If you’ve been injured in an accident, then you are most likely looking to pursue compensation against the party responsible for your injuries. However, in most cases, if you’ve been injured in a subway accident, you will have to file a Notice of Claim against the municipality within 10 days of the date of your accident. Rather obviously, time is of the essence, which is why you should speak with our knowledgeable firm as soon as you possibly can.
Contact Our Toronto Public Transportation Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in a public transportation accident and you need a team of lawyers who are ready to fight for the compensation you require to get back on your feet again, look no further–Merricks Law Group is here to guide you through every step of the claims process ahead. To get started, simply contact our knowledgeable legal team today.