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Transit Accident Personal Injury Lawyer


image descriptionInjured in a transit accident involving a transit rail system, bus service, or any other public transportation service in Miami or in the Cities We Serve throughout Miami-Dade and Broward? The Perazzo Law Firm in Miami, is fully dedicated to putting its transit accident clients and their interests at the forefront of every insurance claim for compensation from injuries, damages, or losses as a result of an accident that involves a public transit service.

Public Transit Companies and Operators are obliged by law to guarantee services that are safe and systems to prevent injury to all individuals and not just passengers. Transit railway services for example, must make sure that barriers function properly to safeguard against potential accidents by motorists or pedestrians at train crossings. Proper signalling, barriers that function properly and sound infrastructure are essential to prevent transit accidents involving trains. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm understands accidents involving public transit services. See Bus Accidents.

The Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) is the main public transit system operator in Miami-Dade county and the largest in Florida. The MDT transports some 400,000 commuters per day along its three services:
  • The Metrorail - Two heavy rail lines with 23 stations round Miami-Dade.
  • The Metromover - Operates a rail service through downtown Miami and has three rail loops and 29 stations.
  • The Metrobus - Operates bus public transportation along 93 routes by way of 893 buses.
  • The Paratransit System - Operates to assist those with disabilities or emergency medical situations.
Passengers injured in public transit accidents can file an insurance claim for compensation from the injuries, damages, or losses incurred as a result of a collision, system failure, or third party negligence. The Perazzo Law Firm, provides full-service legal representation that includes medical treatment matters, medical costs, rehabilitation and its effect of potential lost wages, etc. A passenger of a transit train can suffer head injury, neck injury, or spinal cord injury, all of which can have long term effects on the quality of a person's life. Broken bones, fractures, or sprains can lead to rehabilitation, which can also lead to extensive medical expenses or lost wages. Furthermore, breaks from an accident can be considered permanent injury. The Perazzo Law Firm reminds accident victims that permanent injuries weigh heavily on the amount of compensation offered by an insurance provider. Trains, buses, or any other form of public transit service that are involved in accident or found liable for injuries, damages, or losses to passengers carry insurance coverage to compensate victims of personal injury. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm reminds accident victims that injuries such as flesh wounds, cuts, gashes, etc., are considered permanent injuries as scars on the face, neck, or hands, can effect an accident victim's life negatively. A scar on the face can alter the way a person sees him or herself in the mirror.

Transit Accidents On Board

A collision or any accident that involves a Metrorail train to move violently or brake suddenly can cause passengers to fall or crash into other passengers or objects. Upon falling, an individual can suffer an array of injuries to several parts of the body. Suddenly stopping can cause a passenger on a train to be flung forward and most likely suffer shoulder injuries. Elderly folk may suffer more serious personal injury to the head or hip areas in a train accident. Passengers can also suffer serious injury aboard crowded trains as a result of bodies falling on top of each other as a result of a rail collision. The Perazzo Law Firm recommends that transit and rail passengers seek medical care following the Miami rail accident. The Perazzo Law Firm advises to verify if the injuries sustained are serious and merit immediate medical attention. Injured passengers should refrain from leaving the accident scene (unless there is risk of further injury) and wait for the police, rescue units, or the transit authorities to arrive. It is important to document the accident scene and gather eyewitness testimony and the contact information of any other injured passengers.

The Reasons for a Rail Accident

Human error can always be a factor in a rail accident. Just like operating a motor vehicle, the motorman must be alert to situations that may cause an accident or a train to derail. Signalling, speeding, engine mishandling, failure to check brakes, systems, etc., can lead to a train accident as a result of human error. Train derailments are usually not the fault of the motorman but rather third party negligence or mechanical failure. Overloading freight trains can also lead to derailment accidents, as well as poor track or junction maintenance. Faulty warning systems, lane changes, train maintenance, barriers, walls, tracks, etc.

The Perazzo Law Firm understands the complexities behind lawsuit and personal injury claims from Metrorail accidents. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm strives to gather all the facts and proof with which to obtain the best possible results for our transit and rail accident clients. We strive to make sure our personal injury clients get the compensation they deserve for their injuries, damages, and losses from transit and rail accidents.

If you, a friend, or loved one has been hurt in an accident involving the Miami-Dade Transit Service system, the Perazzo Law Firm urges to contact our Miami-Dade office ONLINE or CALL 888-PERAZZO for a FREE initial consultation.

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Client Reviews
Mr. Perazzo and his legal team are by far the best thing that could have happened to me after my accident. I felt devastated after being injured and Jonathan Perazzo brought a sense of relief to my woes. The expert legal advice and support I received from the Perazzo Law staff helped me to get on with my life as they handled all the legal matters. I am 100% satisfied. Thank you so much Jonathan and the Perazzo Law team! Henry R.
I am very happy! My accident made me very sad. Jonathan Perazzo helped me so much. He is the Best! During the whole time, I felt that Jonathan (JP) is my friend and not only my lawyer. I don't want to have another accident, but if I do, I want JP and his firm to take care of everything again. Thank you very much to all the team! Antonio P.
Jonathan Perazzo is an excellent lawyer and his team works in a such a professional way. Also, they helped me understand things about my case that I didn't understand. I am very happy with Perazzo Law and the results they got for me. There is nothing bad I can say about Perazzo Law. Jorge L.