In Toronto and across Ontario, GO Transit services a high volume of commuters on a daily basis. While most routes operate regularly witut incident, GO Train accidents do happen on occasion. Such accidents range from train derailment, to collisions at railway crossings, and beyond. GO Train accidents often result in the serious injury, or even death, of passengers and other involved parties.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a GO Train accident, there may be grounds to pursue legal action to seek compensation for the damages you have suffered. However, litigation against a large entity like GO Transit is difficult and complex, and without the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer, it is extremely difficult to receive proper compensation. At Futerman Partners LLP, our experienced team can help provide you the strong legal representation you need to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Responsibilities of GO Transit
As a public transportation service, GO Transit has responsibilities to its clientele that ensure a reasonable level of safety. These may include:
- All employees on board must have the necessary safety and operational training
- Track signals, speed limits and other rules and regulations must be followed
- Each train must sound its horn prior to each railroad crossing
- Tracks, lighting, crossing signals, etc., must be adequately maintained
- Regular maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment
GO Train accidents may occur as the result of negligence or failure to adhere to the above rules and responsibilities. If at all possible, it is important in the event of an accident to review the accident site and look to see if signage and lighting is functional, or if anything appears to be in contradiction to the above rules. They may be integral in determining whether the accident was the result of negligence. As these types of accidents often involve multiple possible causes, a careful review of all of the facts and documentation by an experienced train accident lawyer is crucial; in addition, consultation with appropriate experts is essential to determine if the accident was caused by negligence and the identity of the responsible parties.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a GO Train Accident, contact Futerman Partners LLP today. We will provide you the strong legal representation you need to get the compensation you deserve.