Bus/Train Accidents

Bus Accident In Kansas City

In the event of a bus accident, every passenger on board and all vehicles in the vicinity are in serious danger. Even at relatively moderate speeds, the size and weight of a bus can cause significant damage. As a result, bus accidents often result in a large number of serious injuries. Often passengers are not provided with seatbelts and buses are not equipped with airbags, raising the risk of injury. Passengers have no control to prevent a collision. Passengers are frequently doing other things while riding a bus such as sleeping, reading, or visiting. Due to lack of attention, when a collision occurs, passengers often do not see it coming and are abruptly and unexpectedly jerked in all directions, their bodies slammed into seats, windows, and other passengers.

Buses have a high center mass relative to their wheel base, making it highly likely that they will flip over if hit on the side. When a bus flips, injuries may be catastrophic. Further, such a serious wreck can be traumatizing to passengers and post-traumatic symptoms may last long after the collision.

Unique issues are almost always present in bus accident injury claims. If you or a loved one have been injured in a bus accident, it is important to hire a knowledgeable attorney to handle a personal injury claim on your behalf. A lawsuit resulting from a bus accident can be very complex. Because buses are regulated for safety, a bus accident may be investigated by the state Department of Transportation (KDOT or MDOT) or the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), in addition to the local police.

Establishing liability is often complicated. The defendant in your case may be different depending on whether your accident involved a private bus, a city bus, a charter bus, or a school bus. Wendt Law Firm P.C.’s experienced attorneys and experts will thoroughly inspect evidence ranging from employee and maintenance logs, safety training, and any other indications of the driver’s negligence to establish liability. Claims likely involve issues of governmental immunity and specific procedural rules, which require a knowledgeable attorney to effectively and successfully navigate.

At Wendt Law Firm P.C., our experienced legal team will work with the appropriate government entity and conduct our own investigation to determine if you have a claim and, if so, determine the appropriate involved parties. Dedicated legal representation will make sure that those responsible for the collision are held accountable. Our seasoned attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the full monetary compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation. We will only receive a fee in the event of a successful resolution of your case.

Train Accidents

Any lawsuit where a train or railroad is involved requires the special expertise of an experienced train accident attorney. Even minor train accidents can result in major trauma for victims due to the massive size and weight of most locomotive trains. Determining fault in train accidents is often complicated, as many different parties are involved. Our qualified attorneys can navigate the process to get you the compensation you deserve.

Train accidents include more than just collisions. Train related accidents may include derailments, mechanical malfunctions, injuries while boarding or leaving a train, multiple train collisions, train/automobile collisions, and railroad crossing accidents and injuries that occur on the railroad. Such accidents may be the result of numerous causes, most commonly conductor negligence, human error, equipment failure, or mechanical error.

Often times, train accident injuries involve multiple parties. For example, a train carrying a toxic chemical that over-turns can cause injuries to both passengers and innocent people near the scene of the train accident. In other cases, if a passenger train derails, there can be many people injured at one time. Train accident victims can include train passengers, pedestrians and bystanders, railroad workers, and/or drivers of third party vehicles.

If you or a loved one was injured in a train accident, please contact Wendt Law Firm P.C. for a free consultation. Trains operate under additional safety rules and regulations set by the Federal Railroad Administration pursuant to the Department of Transportation Act of 1966. Our personal injury legal team is experienced in handling injuries that involve multiple responsible parties and are knowledgeable about the special circumstances related to train accidents that are often subject to different laws, standards, and statutes of limitation than automobile cases.

Wendt Law Firm P.C. will investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine if you have a claim, and then work to ensure you receive the full monetary compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a consultation at no cost or obligation to you. We will only receive a fee in the event of a successful resolution of your case.