Transportation Passenger Accidents

Passengers of cars, trains, buses, and other modes of transportation are at risk on a daily basis for suffering injuries as a result of a driver or operator’s negligent conduct. Passengers are putting their lives in the hands of others, relying on those people to get you from point A to point B safely. If a passenger is injured while utilizing public transportation, the injured passenger may be able to seek compensation from the city. On the other hand, if a passenger is injured in a car, truck, or other vehicle owned by another person, that injured passenger may be able to seek compensation from the driver if it can be proven that the driver acted negligently in some way, causing you to suffer harm.

Consequences of Transportation Passenger Accidents

If you or a loved one has been injured as a passenger, you already know just how stressful a mountain of medical bills can be. Further, you have to deal with insurance companies that only make the situation more stressful and complicated. Because injuries resulting from passenger accidents can be catastrophic, it is essential that an experienced Maine transportation passenger accident attorney evaluate your potential claim to determine what compensation you may be entitled to.

Injuries suffered as a result of a passenger accident include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and other head trauma, such as concussions;
  • Spinal cord damage and paralysis;
  • Injuries to internal organs;
  • Internal bleeding;
  • Broken bones;
  • Damage to soft tissue, such as torn muscles, ligaments and tendons;
  • Permanent disfigurement;
  • Burns that result in permanent scarring; and
  • Death.

Many of the above-listed injuries require life-long medical treatment, and the cost of such treatment can be astronomical. You do not deserve to be stuck with your medical bills when someone else is responsible for causing your injuries, and you should not have to suffer the financial loss of not being able to work. Transportation passenger accident cases are not always easy, so it is very important to ensure you have a qualified Maine passenger accident attorney standing by your side to advocate for your right to receive compensation.

The Involvement of Insurance Companies

Depending on the particular circumstances of your accident, you may be offered a settlement amount from the insurance company representing the party at fault. Insurance companies often try to settle claims for a very small amount, and tend to be successful when the injured person does not have an attorney to review the settlement offer. Because insurance companies are known to underpay the injured individual for a particular claim, you should allow a qualified attorney to deal with the insurance company on your behalf. Your attorney will fight vigorously to ensure any settlement is fair and reasonable given the severity of the injuries and how much the other party was at fault for causing the injuries.

Contact Peter Thompson & Associates Today to Schedule a Consultation

The passenger injury attorneys of Peter Thompson & Associates understand just how serious passenger accidents can be, and are available to provide outstanding legal services to Maine citizens, helping them receive the compensation they deserve. Peter Thompson & Associates meets the needs of people from all over the state with three convenient office locations in Portland, which is the main office, Falmouth, and Bangor. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys, contact us today by calling toll-free at 1 800.804.2004 to schedule a consultation, or you may contact us online and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

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