Our injury law attorneys are experienced advocates on behalf of clients harmed in public transportation or “common carrier” accidents. Accidents can occur on buses, trains, ferries, taxis and van shuttles. To ensure passenger safety, operators of public transportation vehicles are often held to a higher standard of care and vigilance than the average motorist. In many common carrier accidents, dangerous conditions such as mechanical failures, overcrowding, equipment malfunction and even a failure to adequately warn and protect can result in serious injuries to innocent passengers. Common transportation carriers are often operated by state or local entities, which means there can be specific time limitations and requirements for filing and pursuing injury claims against these entities. Our attorneys are deeply knowledgeable about such timelines and carefully review all statutory notices and deadlines with clients to help them present their claims for compensation in a timely fashion.

Fred Balkin and Ivonne Lindley Injury Law Wheaton