Gervelis Law Firm
1650 W. Market Street, Suite 30
Akron, OH 44313
Unlike car passengers, people who use mass transit don't usually wear seatbelts. So when there's a crash, they can be thrown from their seats. This can result in a wide range of injuries. Most minor injuries include cuts and bruises and neck injuries. But they can also be more seriously hurt, suffering broken bones, traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury.
A transit injury can have a significant impact on the lives of passengers. They may require surgery, hospitalization, medication and physical therapy. Recovery may take months, or even longer. Some may be left with a permanent disability. Medical expenses add up quickly, and some passengers are left unable to work, resulting in a loss of income.
We can help you demand justice
If the negligence of another caused the accident that left you injured, you should not have to pay anything. But recovering financial compensation for your injuries can be difficult. Negligent parties many deny responsibility and insurance companies may try to pay as little as possible. That's why you need an experienced attorney to fight for your rights.
Several parties can be involved in a transit accident. This can include the:
- Driver or operator
- Company that owns the bus or train
- Manufacturer of defective parts on the bus or train.
And each party may have a different insurance company, as well as a different lawyer. That's why transit accident cases can become very complicated. But our attorneys have been helping injured victims in Akron for decades. We can help you navigate the process to identify the negligent parties and hold them accountable.
Fighting for you every step of the way
Our legal team investigates your transit accident to find out what really happened. We know where to look for evidence of negligence, including evidence owned by the transit companies. We review all relevant documentation, including accident reports, medical records and safety records. We interview witnesses and if needed, consult with accident reconstruction experts.
Our attorneys build the strongest case possible to help you recover the maximum financial compensation possible. Many times, insurance companies agree to enter settlement negotiations. But we're not interested in a quick settlement that helps them save money. We are only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs.
That includes compensation for all medical expenses related to your injury - current and future. It includes compensation for lost wages you suffered if you were left unable to return to work. We may also seek compensation for other damages, such as pain and suffering. And if they won't agree to a fair settlement, our skilled attorneys will be ready to fight for you in court.
If you or a loved one was injured in a transit accident, don't delay. Call Gervelis Law Firm at 330-835-2943 to schedule a free consultation with one of our transit accident attorneys. We can review your case and answer any questions you have.