The amount of car accidents that occur on a daily basis is astonishing. In fact, did you know that traveling by car is the most dangerous form of transportation? Most often people will resort to public transportation as a safer means to get around…but is it in fact safer?
Public transportation includes buses, trains, subways, shuttle buses, vans, and even average taxi cabs. Most people resort to public transportation to commute to work or school or to visit the cities as a tourist. The elderly are also frequent public transportation riders.
In fact, did you know that the Tri-Rail commuter rail transports over 14,000 people each day? The Florida public transit system transports passengers from both urban and rural areas. Passengers from urban areas make up 43 percent of the total number of riders, and rural areas make up 57 percent.
Additionally, the Broward County Transit (BCT) runs nearly 400 buses via approximately 44 bus routes each day. In fact, the BCT transports more passengers than the Tri-Rail system with over 100,000 passengers, and covers over 410 square miles in Broward County each day.
While public transportation may seem like a safer option—and it very well can be—accidents can still happen. Even though car accidents win in the number of accidents and fatalities each day, making up 45 percent of all traffic deaths, buses, vans, and taxis also travel the roads each day and can also be involved in a traffic accident.
Most often, public transportation accidents are caused by:
- Road hazards
- Driver negligence
- Improper driver training
- Mechanical defects
- Lack of safety measures
- Other passengers
- Other drivers
Public transportation transports passengers and commuters throughout Orlando, Tampa, Miami, and Tallahassee going to and from urban and rural areas.
While car accidents are certainly much more dangerous than public transportation accidents, they can still happen. If you or a loved one was injured in a public transportation accident, you may be entitled to a settlement.
For more information on your public transportation accident or personal injury case, contact an experienced and reputable personal injury lawyer West Palm Beach today. Fetterman & Associates, PA will ensure that we represent you fairly in your personal injury accident case.
Call us today at one of our offices in North Palm Beach or Port St. Lucie for a free case evaluation. Evening and weekend appointments are available.