People may use different means on how to get to and from work. While some people drive their car every day, others may use public transportation. Public transportation may consist of buses, subways and trains. Mass transit can be a convenient way to get around cities and nearby suburbs. This transit system can be useful for the general public, especially since owning a car can be a costly expense. These forms of mass transportation need to be monitored in order to ensure that they are safe for the public to use on a daily basis. There are requirements that these systems must meet to ensure safe measures are taken. People are in charge of making sure that safety requirements are met and are continuing to be monitored. If transit systems are not inspected closely, they can lead to devastating consequences for all those on board. With many different stations and options of transportation, there is a lot to monitor for these facilities.
Human error can be a main fault of mass transit accidents. Operators can be at fault for a mass transit accident due to their negligence. An operator’s negligence can include speeding, using a device, fatigue or substance abuse, among many other causes. Not only have serious injuries been known to happen while riding on mass transit systems, they can also be caused in stations where riders are waiting for approaching vehicles. Waiting areas and stations must also be monitored to ensure safety for all those in the vicinity. Negligence by employees can contribute to accidents in waiting areas at stations, on escalators or elevators. In these places, individuals are still subject to accidents that can cause serious injuries.
Can I gain compensation after this accident?
If you can prove that a hazard was neglected by an employee, then you may be entitled to compensation for injuries as a result of this hazard and an accident that occurred. This compensation can include economic damages for your lost wages, lost future wages and medical bills. It can also include noneconomic damages for your pain and suffering and emotional distress caused by the accident. If you are on board a mass transit system and the driver or operator is negligent, they may be responsible for the accident that occurred.
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