Bus and Train Platform Accidents

Bus and train platforms are inherently dangerous places. In the case of bus loading areas, cars and trucks are whizzing by only a few feet from waiting passengers, and with train platforms, crowds of people are often rushing around, jostling for position as trains come and go. Add to this frenetic environment a spill, a broken railing, or a malfunctioning escalator, and you have a recipe for disaster. If you have been injured in a bus or train platform accident, your attorney must have experience with complex, multi-party cases, as bus and train platforms are often owned and maintained by both municipal and private parties. We have this experience at the law firm of Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall, LLC. Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys are prepared to handle personal injury claims involving Amtrak, MARTA, the Atlanta Streetcar, shuttle services, and more.

Types of Bus & Train Platform Accidents

Most bus and train platform accidents fall under the umbrella of premises liability-based personal injury claims. Under premises liability law, public and private property owners have an obligation to maintain property in a reasonably safe condition and to warn of potential dangers on the property. If a property owner disregards or fails in this duty, and a person is injured as a result, the owner (or person in charge of maintaining the property) may be held responsible for the accident and required to compensate the injury victim. When the injury occurs on bus or rail property, there may be several potentially liable parties involved, including the city of Atlanta and the state of Georgia, as well as private contractors. Factors causing and contributing to bus and train platform accidents include:

  • Spills and water on the platform
  • Malfunctioning escalators or elevators
  • Broken handrails and benches
  • Poorly marked curbs and drop-offs
  • Falling objects from overhangs and upper-levels
  • Failure to clear and clean debris
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Inadequate security
  • Inadequate warning signs
  • Dangerous construction areas

After being injured in a bus or train platform accident due to negligent maintenance and a resulting hazardous situation, it is in your best interests to talk to a lawyer who understands mass transit accident litigation. Many issues that cause bus and train platform accidents are easily and quickly remedied after the fact, which can weaken your case. Our premises liability legal team knows how to reconstruct bus and train platform accidents to show that the property was dangerous and that your accident was caused by the hazard. Do not doubt that the individuals or entities in charge of the property will work to minimize their liability for your injuries. You need someone on your side, fighting for your right to fair compensation.

Call the Legal Team at KWFDM if You Have Been Hurt in a Bus or Train Platform Accident in Atlanta

Do not go up against a major transit authority, the city of Atlanta, or even a private entity on your own—and please don’t ignore your injuries or the factors that caused or contributed to them. Please call the legal team at Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall, LLC in Atlanta today at 404-460-0101 or 888-426-2100. We can set up your free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney today.

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