The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) operates public transportation throughout the Cleveland area. Altogether, the RTA operates rapid transit, light rail, and bus systems throughout Cuyahoga County. Commuters can take advantage of the rapid transit system and the HealthLine BRT, while many other riders routinely use the RTA bus service for transportation around the city, or the downtown trolley.
While many Cleveland-area residents rely on the RTA for transportation from one place to another, RTA accidents also happen. To be sure, riders can suffer injuries when they are on public transit vehicles involved in collisions, and pedestrians and cyclists can sustain serious and fatal injuries when they are struck by RTA buses and other public transit vehicles.
If you or someone you love got hurt in a collision caused by an RTA transit vehicle, I want to help you seek the financial compensation you deserve. As an experienced Cleveland accident lawyer, I can begin working on your case with you today.
Common Types of Public Transit Accidents in Cleveland
There are many different ways that public transit accidents can occur in Cleveland. Some examples include but are not limited to the following:
- Passenger of an RTA bus injured when the bus is involved in a collision;
- Passenger of other RTA public transit injured in a crash;
- Pedestrian struck by an RTA public transit vehicle;
- Bicyclist struck by an RTA public transit vehicle;
- Motorist in another vehicle involved in a collision with an RTA public transit vehicle; or
- Public transit rider injured in a slip and fall accident on the public transit vehicle.
Frequent Injuries in an RTA Accident in Cleveland
Many different kinds of injuries can result from RTA accidents, and they can range widely in terms of their severity. Common injuries include but are not limited to:
- Broken bones or fractures;
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including concussions;
- Spinal cord injuries (SCIs);
- Amputations or loss of limb;
- Facial injuries and disfigurement; and
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Who is Responsible for a Cleveland Public Transit Accident?
Liability for a public transit accident will depend upon the specific facts of your case. In many situations, the driver or operator of the public transit vehicle may have been negligent, and that negligence might have caused the crash. Another motorist also may be responsible for a collision involving a public transit vehicle. In some cases, the public transit vehicle may have been poorly maintained. I can help you to determine who is at fault for your injuries.
Contact Me for Help With Your Claim
Public transit accidents in Cleveland can be devastating, and they can affect many different kinds of people. From those who rely on public transit to get from one place to another to pedestrians who are struck and killed by RTA buses, I want to make sure that the responsible party is held accountable. As an aggressive accident lawyer in Cleveland, I’ll Make Them Pay!®
You may have multiple options when it comes to seeking financial compensation after a public transit accident, and I can discuss those options with you today. Call my office at 877.944.4373 to learn more about how I may be able to help you get the financial compensation you deserve.