Public Transportation Injuries
Public transportation use is on the rise. As gas prices continue to climb and more commuters become interested in doing their part to reduce the overall economic and environmental impact of mass transportation, the bus, streetcar, and light rail lines of cities all over the United States are becoming more and more popular. There is even continued talk of introducing high-speed rail for intercity travel.
Unfortunately, with this comes an increased likelihood for public transportation-related injury. If you or someone you love has been injured in a public transportation accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To discuss your needs in detail with the Wausau personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, please contact us today by calling 800-242-2874.
Rising Accident Rates
According to the United States Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration, approximately 20,000 people are injured every year as the result of public transportation. In 2007 alone, 20,625 people were injured. Statistically, that breaks down as follows:
- 27 were injured in van-pools
- 12,859 were injured by motor buses
- 838 were injured by light rail
- 4,789 were injured by heavy rail
- 1,548 were injured by commuter rail
- 564 were injured through other types of mass transit
These numbers may be on the rise as more people turn to light rail for their daily commutes.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a public transportation accident, please contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.