A mass transit accident is one of the most frightening events a person can experience. The lack of control, the chaos and the violence typically rock victims to their core whether they suffer physical injuries or not. Most of us who live and work in Chicago rely on mass transportation in some form. Trains and buses are the usual mode and while one can trust that these vehicles are in good condition, mass transit accidents still occur.
When mass transit accidents happen, there may be many parties involved from the carrier itself down to the organization responsible for manufacturing parts for the vehicle. In other words, these accidents can be terribly confusing and challenging to investigate. Those who suffer injuries soon need to find out how to pay for the out-of-pocket expenses associated with the accident. This means uncovering who is responsible for the incident.
In a major event, the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) steps in to assist with the investigation. This is often good news for victims as the NTSB is known for conducting thorough and meticulous investigations, ultimately uncovering one or more liable parties.
In smaller, but still horrific, mass transit accidents, you will have to rely on a more localized investigative approach. The question many victims face is this: Will a smaller investigation uncover the truth? You can trust in the system, or you can take control of matters yourself.
Our personal injury attorneys know that victims of mass transit accidents need immediate advocacy along with investigation efforts that put the needs of the victim at the forefront. This is why we encourage all of our readers to consider talking with a lawyer after being involved in a mass transit accident. Please browse our website and our legal blog to learn more.