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 on buses or street cars cannot file accident benefits claims against the transit companies, unless there was an actual collision with another vehicle or object; this eliminates accident benefit claims against the public transit authority if a passenger falls, or is otherwise injured by a sudden movement or sudden stop of the bus or street car, without an actual collision. However, there are provisions in the law and the Insurance Act which permit the recovery of compensation for the innocent accident victim. For example, when a public transit vehicle collides with another vehicle or object due to negligence, or the bus or street car driver is otherwise negligent in the use or operation of the bus or street car, the public transit driver and the driver of the other vehicle involved in the collision, as well as the owners of those vehicles, can be sued for negligence in a tort action.
Bus, street car and 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 LLP, our experienced team of personal injury lawyers has over 35 years of experience in holding those individuals who have caused a public transit accident accountable for their actions.
An experienced public transit accident lawyer in Toronto will review your case and establish the facts surrounding the bus, street car or subway accident. If your transit accident collision was caused by the negligence or fault of a public transit operator or another driver on the road, we will represent you and recover compensation that you are entitled for your injuries.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured or sustained damages in a TTC or other public transit accident, contact Futerman Partners LLP today at 416 925 4100. We offer a no obligation free consultation and there are no upfront fees. You will have the benefit of our over 35 years of experience and proven track record of success in resolving public transit accident cases.