Compensation for Public Transit Accident Victims – Do You Have A Case?
A majority of city populations use public transit as their main mode of transportation as it is often the most convenient way to travel. Under the revised and existing Insurance Act in Ontario, public transit passengers cannot file accident benefits claims against the transit companies as they are termed as a “protected defendant”. However, there are provisions in the Insurance Act to recover compensation. For example, when a transit vehicle collides with another vehicle or object, the public transit driver and the driver of the other vehicle involved in the collision can be sued.
Bus or subway accident victims can suffer serious or fatal injuries. These injuries often require substantial medical support and can cause pain and suffering for those involved in the accident. At Futerman Partners, our experienced team of personal injury lawyers have over 30 years of experience in holding those individuals who have caused a public transit accident accountable for their actions.
An experienced public transit lawyer will review your case and establish the facts surrounding the accident. If your transit accident was caused by the negligence or fault of another driver on the road, we will represent you and recover compensation that you are entitled for your injuries. In the event the fault driver cannot be found, we will still help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured or sustained damages in a TTC or public transit accident, contact Futerman Partners today at 416 925 4100 or visit our website www.futermanpartners.com.