If you had a recent incident involving MARTA, our firm can help you. We can help regardless of whether your case involves a bus accident, a train accident, a property accident, or a security incident. We’ll provide you with a lawyer for your case who can hold the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority to account for your damages.
During a free consultation, we’ll ask you about your case and explain how a Stockbridge MARTA accident lawyer from our firm can help.
About MARTA Accident Cases in Stockbridge
Our firm handles personal injury cases involving the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Many of our clients come to us with cases involving serious injuries and serious incidents. These incidents may be any of the following:
A MARTA Bus Accident
Some of our clients are drivers who were hit by a MARTA bus. They may have been hit because the bus driver was driving without regard for MARTA regulations, making too wide a turn, or acting negligently in some other way.
Some of our other clients were passengers in a MARTA bus. Their injuries may have also been due to the bus driver’s negligence. Other clients were pedestrians struck by a MARTA bus.
A MARTA Train Accident
In most MARTA train accident cases, the victim is a pedestrian hit by an oncoming train. However, in some cases, the victim is a train passenger. For instance, if a train malfunctions or makes a very abrupt stop, a passenger may suffer an injury.
A MARTA Property Accident
Many MARTA train stations have elevators or escalators for terminal entry. They can malfunction, causing serious injuries.
Sometimes, the station or terminal floor can be hazardous, causing injuries. For instance, if the floor is wet, a pedestrian can slip and fall.
A MARTA Security-Related Incident
Some people are physically attacked on MARTA property. In such a case, MARTA may have been negligent, such as by failing to provide adequate security on the property.
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Who Is Responsible for a MARTA Accident?
MARTA is a public authority operated under Georgia law and governed by various counties and the city of Atlanta. Depending on who was negligent in your case, you may be able to hold the state, a city, a county, MARTA, and/or a MARTA employee responsible for your accident. Our legal team can communicate with a legal counsel or another entity in order to establish who is responsible in your case.
However, our team won’t rely on another entity to establish responsibility. A Stockbridge MARTA accident attorney from our firm will investigate the incident, collecting evidence of negligence in your case. Such evidence could be traffic camera footage, security camera footage, a witness’s account of the incident, data from a black box, A MARTA training manual, and/or other evidence.
Establishing Liability for Your Damages
Once your lawyer has evidence of a party’s negligence, your lawyer will have to prove that negligence. Your lawyer can do this by showing each of the four elements of negligence in your case, which are duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages.
For example, to show duty of care, your lawyer may show how the MARTA vehicle operator is responsible for ensuring passengers, pedestrians, and motorists aren’t harmed by the operator’s actions. Your lawyer can also show how the operator has a very high standard of care because their vehicle is considered a common carrier (per C.G.A. § 46-9-1).
Once your lawyer has proved the party was negligent, your lawyer will have established that party is liable for your damages.
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What Damages Can Be Claimed In MARTA Accidents?
Generally, a victim of a MARTA accident can get personal injury damages, including financial and intangible damages. However, the other party may be able to limit the damages you can claim.
One of the Stockbridge MARTA accident attorneys from our firm can help you identify all of your claimable damages so you can claim them all. Your lawyer will also help you determine the monetary value of your intangible damages, like any pain you’re experiencing. This will allow you to claim a fair amount of these damages. In addition to all that, your lawyer can help to hold the other party to account for your damages.
You may be able to recover all of your damages, such as:
- Physical pain, suffering, impairment, and/or disability
- Mental and emotional suffering
- Property-related costs, such as the cost of repairing your vehicle
- Work-related losses, such as lost earnings and a lower earning capacity
- Medical expenses, including the cost of any therapies you may need
- Wrongful death damages if you lost a loved one in a tragic accident
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Is There a Deadline for a MARTA Lawsuit?
To hold the other party accountable for your damages, your lawyer could threaten to sue them. However, your lawyer can sue only if there’s enough time to do so. Your lawyer will have to meet the deadline for a MARTA lawsuit.
Since MARTA is owned and operated by the government, your lawyer will have to meet the deadline for a suit against a governing body. Your lawyer will file your suit within 6 months of the date of your accident, according to O.C.G.A. § 36-33-5.
By hiring your lawyer soon, you’ll give them more time to prepare for a potential lawsuit. If you’d like to sue immediately, your lawyer can prepare your suit right away.
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About Our MARTA and Personal Injury Attorneys in Stockbridge
At our firm, our attorneys take on personal injury cases, like yours, regularly. Many of our cases involve MARTA bus, train, and property accidents and other accidents involving government entities. Our attorneys have decades of experience in personal injury law and excellent results in their cases.
Our lead attorney, attorney Evan Kaine, has achieved multi-million-dollar results in many cases, qualifying him for the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Only 1% of U.S. attorneys qualify for membership in this group.
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Contact Kaine Law for Your Stockbridge MARTA Accident Lawyer
If you had any kind of MARTA accident, you deserve compensation. Our firm can help you recover it from the liable party. Our lawyers aren’t intimidated by government entities or their insurers.
During a free consultation, we’ll go over your case with you and tell you more about how one of our MARTA accident lawyers in Stockbridge can help. Contact Kaine Law today for your free consultation.