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Wake County Mass Transit Accident Injury Lawyers

Charlotte Public Transportation Accident Attorneys

Attorneys for Clients Injured on Public Transportation in Raleigh and Charlotte

While many people throughout North Carolina drive themselves to work or school every day, tens of thousands of others rely on buses, trolleys, light rail systems, and other forms of public transportation. Unfortunately, bus and train accidents do occur, and when they do, riders, pedestrians, and occupants of other vehicles can be seriously injured.

At the Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC, our skilled personal injury attorneys assist victims who have been injured in bus crashes and other accidents involving public transportation. With more than 35 years of combined legal experience, we understand the challenges associated with collecting damages after a mass transit accident, and we know what it takes to get favorable results. If you have been hurt, we will work closely with you in pursuit of the compensation you need to put your life back together.

Public Transportation in North Carolina

There are many different public and mass transportation systems that serve the cities and towns of North Carolina. These include both bus systems, standard railways, and light rail, such as:

  • GoRaleigh: Raleigh's bus system includes more than 30 bus routes, a historical trolley line, and the downtown R-Line, as well as the Wolfline that serves the North Carolina State University campus. Two loop lines also serve the campus of Wake Forest University.
  • CATS: The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is a bus system that consists of over 75 bus and shuttle routes and a historical trolley line. CATS also operates the LYNX light rail line running between Charlotte and Pineville.
  • JCATS: The Johnson County Area Transit System (JCATS) operates more than 30 buses and vans to provide transportation services on a limited basis to the general public. Most JCATS services are intended for seniors and those with special needs.

Public transit systems in North Carolina are owned and operated by the counties and municipalities that they serve, which makes them government entities. As such, obtaining compensation from a transportation system can be difficult following an accident. Our team, however, understands that difficult does not mean impossible. We understand the laws that often protect municipal entities like GoRaleigh and CATS, and we will work hard to help you seek justice.

An accident involving a public bus or train may be investigated by state and federal agencies in addition to local law enforcement, but these entities often have little interest in protecting the rights of injured victims. Instead, such investigations are focused on reducing the possibility of future accidents. At the Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC, we understand the importance of cooperating with state and federal authorities, and we know how to use the government's findings in building your case. We will also utilize our own network of investigators and other professionals when necessary to develop a clear picture of what happened.

Charlotte Lawyers Protecting the Rights of Accident Victims

The experienced team at our firm realizes that bus and train riders are not the only individuals who can be injured in a public transportation accident. Pedestrians, cyclists, and occupants of other vehicles also may be hurt as the result of a bus or train crash.

In addition to the city bus and light rail systems, other mass-transit options also operate in the region, including Greyhound and similar bus lines, Amtrak, and a number of taxi services. Public and private transportation carriers usually carry substantial insurance policies, but coverages may vary widely. Insurance carriers can also be very difficult to deal with on your own. At our firm, we are not afraid to stand up to insurance companies and their lawyers, and we will zealously protect your best interests throughout the process. We will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your case so that we negotiate a favorable settlement if at all possible. If negotiations fail, however, we are fully prepared to take your case into the courtroom.

Contact Us Today

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving a bus, train, or other type of public transit, contact our office. Call 1-844-YO-PELEO or 919-989-3000 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today. We serve injured victims in Wake County, Johnston County, Mecklenburg County, and the surrounding regions. Hablamos Espanol.

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