Kaine Law can help if you or a loved one suffered injuries in a bus or train accident involving the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). A Conyers MARTA accident lawyer from our personal injury law firm can assist you with seeking compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
You Have the Legal Right to Hold MARTA Liable
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Act created MARTA in 1965 to revamp the Atlanta area’s rapidly growing public transportation system. MARTA now oversees 48 miles of rail and 740 bus stops, including bus Route 423 through Conyers and the nearby Indian Creek rail station.
If you sustained injuries in an accident caused by MARTA or one of its employees, they may be financially responsible for your resulting losses. Under O.C.G.A. § 50-21-23, you can seek to hold the government and government employees liable for damages they cause while acting under the scope of their employment or official duty.
Potentially liable parties in your MARTA accident case may include:
- A bus driver
- A train conductor
- Bus or train manufacturers
- The entities in charge of MARTA vehicle maintenance
- The entities in charge of rail lines and roadway maintenance
- MARTA Police
- A third party, such as a driver, another passenger, a pedestrian, or a bicyclist
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Types of MARTA Accidents
Our Conyers MARTA injury lawyers can help you pursue compensation for injuries arising from:
Bus and Train Accidents
We can seek recovery for motor vehicle accident injuries caused by MARTA buses. We can also fight for you or your loved one if you were hit by a train or sustained injuries during a MARTA train accident.
Negligent Property Conditions
MARTA must maintain its property and ensure safe conditions. This includes maintaining elevators, stairwells, buses, trains, platforms, escalators, rail lines, bus stops, and more. We can assist with slips, falls, and other injuries caused by property issues.
According to the MARTA Police Department, more than 200 reported crimes occurred on MARTA property in 2021, including aggravated assault, attempted rape, rape, homicide, auto theft, burglary, robbery, larceny, and arson.
MARTA must reasonably attempt to keep patrons safe, including providing security, policing, and instituting safety measures. If you have injuries stemming from a violent crime on MARTA property, our lawyers serving Conyers can help you explore your options for taking civil action to recover your damages.
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MARTA Accidents Can Result In Severe or Fatal Injuries
Buses and trains can cause serious bodily harm when they collide with smaller vehicles, pedestrians, or bicyclists. Additionally, slip and falls, assaults, and other MARTA accidents can lead to severe injuries and extensive medical treatment.
A Conyers MARTA accident lawyer from our team can assist you with cases involving:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
- Back, neck, and shoulder injuries
- Broken bones
- Hip fractures
- Facial injuries
- Loss of hearing or vision
- Loss of a limb
- Loss of mobility or paralysis
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
Attorney Evan Kaine and his team believe that accident victims should not suffer further because of expenses related to an injury they did not cause. Our team will fight for the compensation you need for your medical care, so your treatment does not risk your financial stability or your family’s financial future.
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Our Conyers Lawyers Will Seek Fair Compensation for Your MARTA Accident
Our Conyers MARTA accident attorneys can help you with an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. We will investigate your MARTA accident, determine who is liable for your damages, and identify and pursue every dollar you need and deserve. Compensation may include:
Medical damages include healthcare bills you have already incurred and awards for your future medical needs. We can review and calculate your out-of-pocket medical costs and work with health care professionals to estimate an adequate sum for your ongoing care.
Awards may include the cost of emergency treatment, surgeries, medications and medical devices, physical therapy, in-home health services, and long-term nursing services.
Pain and Suffering
We can pursue pain and suffering compensation for the effect your injuries have on your daily life, work, and physical, mental, and emotional health.
You may qualify for monetary awards for permanent and disabling injuries, depression, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, overall quality of life reductions, and loss of enjoyment of life.
If your MARTA accident injuries prevent you from working, we can seek recovery for lost income, benefits, tips, bonuses, and other lost earnings.
In addition, if you sustained a disabling injury that requires you to change jobs or leave the workforce, we can seek compensation for the loss of your future earning potential.
Our lawyers can seek compensation for the cost of fixing or replacing your vehicle if it sustained damages during a MARTA bus or train collision. Additionally, we can seek compensation for other stolen or damaged personal property, including cell phones, computers, stereo equipment, and jewelry.
According to O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2, a deceased person’s surviving spouse, children, or parents (in that order) can pursue compensation for their loved one’s wrongful death. Our attorneys can assist you in seeking compensation for your family member’s medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, and lost wages.
Survivors may also qualify for recovery for the loss of the deceased’s counsel, care, companionship, and advice.
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Be Sure to File Your MARTA Accident Lawsuit Before Georgia’s Statute of Limitations Expires
MARTA accident cases can involve government entities, which may shorten your time limit for taking legal action. You have one year from your accident to file a lawsuit against a county or state government and six months to file against a city, according to O.C.G.A. § 36-11-1, O.C.G.A. § 50-21-26, and O.C.G.A. § 36-33-5, respectively. Do not wait too long to get started on your claim.
Get Help from a Conyers MARTA Accident Lawyer at Kaine Law Today
Kaine Law has decades of experience serving injury victims. Our focus is on providing you and your family with compassionate, professional, and respectful legal care. Contact us today to learn more about our Conyers MARTA accident lawyers and how we can take your case at no upfront cost to you.