Bus and TTC
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Award Winning Bus and TTC Accidents Lawyers
Public transportation accidents can be devastating, often leading to severe injuries, financial hardship, and emotional distress.
Public transit vehicles are estimated to travel about 150 million km per year in Toronto. It is therefore not surprising that the city experiences many accidents. Since 2009, the Toronto Transit Commission, or TTC, has recorded more than 18,000 collisions and crashes. Just last week, Highway 407 in Vaughan, near Toronto, saw its first GO crash, making it one of the most serious accidents involving public transit.
When you are caught in such a dire situation, you need a trusted partner to fight for you, and that’s where Bergel Magence Personal Injury Lawyers step in.
Specializing as Toronto public transportation accident lawyers, we provide expert legal assistance to secure the justice and compensation you deserve.
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Dealing with such seemingly powerful organizations may seem intimidating, however, Bergel Magence has recovered substantial funds from the TTC and other public transit commissions on behalf of injured victims throughout Ontario. We are well-versed in uncovering all the necessary information to build a strong case for you, and have the expertise to guide you through the legal process and enforce your rights.
Types of Public Transportation Accidents Handled
Public transportation accidents are a broad category, encompassing various incident types across different modes of public transport. Understanding the specifics of each type is crucial to ensure appropriate legal recourse.
Our expertise at Bergel Magence Injury Lawyers spans the entire spectrum of public transit accidents, allowing us to provide comprehensive legal assistance to our clients. From the crowded subway cars to the sprawling TTC properties, let’s delve deeper into the various accident types we handle.
Though not common, subway accidents can be catastrophic due to the high speeds and large passenger volumes involved. These can result from derailments, collisions, or platform incidents, each requiring specialized knowledge and understanding for an effective legal approach. At Bergel Magence, we have the expertise to navigate the complexities of these cases and fight for your rights.
TTC accidents, encompassing city buses, shuttles, and express buses, often result in serious injuries. Causes can range from bus driver negligence to mechanical issues, and navigating the intricacies of these cases requires significant legal experience.
Train accidents, including GO Transit and VIA Rail incidents, can lead to severe injuries due to these transport modes’ sheer size and speed. Whether it’s a derailment, collision, or a level crossing accident, we possess the knowledge and skills to handle these unique cases effectively.
Accidents can occur even when travelling in a taxi under TTC’s Wheel-Trans service or other taxi cab services. Whether due to reckless driving, poor vehicle maintenance, or adverse weather conditions, we are prepared to tackle these cases and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Accidents on TTC Property
Accidents such as slips and falls at subway stations, bus depots, and other TTC facilities can also occur on TTC property. These incidents could result from inadequate maintenance, poor lighting, or hazardous conditions. Our team at Bergel Magence has the legal expertise to handle these premises liability claims and fight for your rights.
Each type of TTC accident has its unique legal challenges, but at Bergel Magence Personal Injury Lawyers, we have the knowledge, experience, and dedication to providing timely legal representation for victims of public transit accidents in Toronto.
Common Injuries Associated with Bus Accidents
Bus accidents can result in various injuries, some of which may be life-altering. The following are some of the common injuries associated with bus accidents:
Whiplash: Whiplash is a frequent injury that can occur in bus accidents. It happens when the head and neck are abruptly jerked backwards and forwards. This motion can damage the soft tissues in the neck, leading to pain, stiffness, and potential long-term complications.
Spinal Cord Injuries: Due to the significant forces involved in bus accidents, victims may suffer spinal cord injuries. Injuries can vary from herniated discs to partial or complete paralysis, greatly affecting the victim’s overall well-being.
Head Injuries: Impact or sudden jolts during a bus accident can cause head injuries. The injuries can range from mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). These injuries can lead to cognitive issues, memory loss, and in severe cases, permanent brain damage.
Broken Bones: The impact of a bus accident can lead to broken or fractured bones. These can range from simple fractures that may heal over time to complex fractures requiring surgery and extensive rehabilitation.
Cuts and Lacerations: Flying debris or broken glass during an accident can cause cuts and lacerations. While these might seem less serious initially, they can lead to significant blood loss and potential infection if not treated promptly.
These injuries not only lead to physical pain but also bring emotional distress and financial burden. If you have been in a bus accident and are seeking justice and maximum compensation, a personal injury lawyer from Bergel Magence can assist you. This compensation will cover medical expenses, loss of income, and other related costs.
What Can You Claim in a Bus Accident in Canada
If you’ve been injured in a bus accident in Canada, you may be entitled to seek compensation for various damages. This can help mitigate the financial stress often associated with such incidents and aid in your recovery. Here are the potential claims you can make:
You can claim for costs associated with medical treatment, rehabilitation, and therapy, along with any future medical expenses expected to arise from accident-related injuries.
If the injuries sustained from the bus accident have resulted in an inability to work, either temporarily or permanently, you may be entitled to compensation for loss of income and potential future earnings.
Pain and Suffering
In Canada, victims of bus accidents have the right to seek compensation for the pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life they’ve experienced due to their injuries. This is considered non-pecuniary damage and is typically awarded to compensate for the physical pain and emotional distress caused by the accident.
This includes compensation for miscellaneous costs directly related to the accident or your injuries, such as transportation costs to and from medical appointments, home care, or modifications to your home or vehicle to accommodate your injuries.
Loss of Consortium
Spouses of victims can claim for loss of companionship, affection, and services that they have experienced due to their partner’s injuries from the bus accident.
The Legal Process for Public Transportation Accident Claims
Initial Consultation and Case Assessment
Our process begins with a comprehensive consultation where we assess the viability of your claim. We review every detail, gather necessary documentation, and establish a strategic approach based on your specific situation.
Investigation and Evidence Gathering
Post the initial consultation, our team launches a thorough investigation to gather pertinent evidence, a critical step in building a strong case for your claim.
Negotiations and Litigation
We advocate fiercely for our clients during negotiations, striving for a fair settlement. If necessary, we are fully prepared to take your case to court to ensure justice is served.
Contact a Trusted Toronto Public Transportation Accident Lawyer
Have you or a loved one suffered injuries in a bus or TTC accident? It’s crucial to understand that you have rights and legal options.
We have an extensive track record of successful settlements and courtroom victories in bus and TTC accident cases. We bring our wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of the Canadian legal system to fight tirelessly for your rights.
Imagine getting your life back on track – being able to afford medical bills, recover lost wages, and compensate for the pain and suffering you’ve endured. With the right legal assistance, this doesn’t just have to be an imagination. It can be your reality.
Don’t wait. Contact Bergel Magence Injury Lawyers today to schedule a FREE Initial Consultation. Let us guide you through this challenging time and work diligently towards achieving the justice and compensation you deserve.
The public transit accident lawyers at Bergel Magence have been helping accident victims recover money from these organizations for close to 50 years, and are on standby for you and your family. Call us today for your free, no-obligation consultation.
Bergel Magence LLP has been helping accident victims obtain substantial awards for nearly five decades. Below you will find just a handful of examples of awards that we have recently negotiated or won for our clients.
for a passenger in a car who was rendered quadriplegic as a result of a motor vehicle accident
for a teenage boy who sustained a brain injury in a motor vehicle accident
for a teenage boy with developmental delay who suffered a brain injury in a motor vehicle accident
for an unemployed visitor to Canada who suffered a brain injury in a motor vehicle accident
for our client who suffered fractures to his ankle, knee, neck and pneumothorax in a motor vehicle accident
for our client who suffered multiple fractures in a motor vehicle accident