A personal injury can happen to anyone at any time. Personal injuries that impact your health, well-being, ability to work, attend school, or earn a living can also happen at any time. MARTA, short for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, is the eighth largest rapid transit system in the U.S. by ridership. MARTA transportation personal injuries are a common occurrence in Georgia often becoming necessary to file a personal injury claim.
Marta Transportation System
The Georgia transit MARTA transportation system includes public transport via bus, heavy rail rapid transit, light rail system, Atlanta Street Car (became part of the system in July of 2018) powered by overhead lines, MARTA shuttle services, Mobility (a paratransit service for disabled passengers), free parking lots, pay to park lots, terminals, turnstiles, bus stops, train stations, bathrooms, escalators, stairs, elevators, and all the building structures which are used to enter, exit, and use the public transportation system.
MARTA Transportation Personal Injuries and Driver Liability
Specific rules and regulations direct the requirement of public transportation drivers to show proper training, certification, and proper type of license. The conductor on Marta, the driver of a public bus, shuttles, street car, or Mobility transport all need current licensure and proof of insurance specific to the type, size, and weight of the vehicle they are in charge of. While a driver or conductor may be liable for an accident or injury to a passenger or pedestrian, the state, country, or private entity may also be held responsible for not ensuring their employees had up-to-date certification, proper licensure and continuing education.
MARTA Transportation Personal Injuries and Safety
Passenger safety is first and foremost. All aspects of MARTA public transportation are required to operate with care, diligence, and safety. When proper procedures are not followed, repairs are not in order, or drivers are careless, personal injuries can occur which may need to be escalated to a personal injury claim.
MARTA Transportation Personal Injuries Affect Pedestrians
While most may associate personal injuries sustained on public transportation occur as a rider, many also occur to pedestrians as well. A pedestrian personal injury is considered as person who is injured before they enter the vehicle. The injury may occur on the stairs, curbs, bus stop, escalators, platforms, sidewalks, and within the transportation buildings or outbuildings themselves. These types of injuries also include a pedestrian stuck by a MARTA system train, shuttle, or bus. Negligence of the property, malfunctions, driver error, poor safety signage, poor lighting, insufficient removal of hazardous situations, are all examples of MARTA transportation personal injuries to a non-passenger.
MARTA Transportation Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury as a passenger or pedestrian connected to the MARTA public transportation or any of MARTA’s property, call the attorney with the experience and dedication to fight for full compensation of your injuries. Call Joel Baskin for a confidential evaluation of the situation and circumstances of your injury. Put him to work for you.