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What to Do If I Am Injured in an Accident With FWTA*

Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s (FWTA) is a transit agency that serves Fort Worth and surrounding communities. Since 1983, the agency was known as FWTA or The T. But, as of 2018, the bus services were rebranded as Trinity Metro.

FWTA includes commuter rail, bus, and paratransit serving a daily ridership of 18,000 to 21,000 people. There are more than 40 routes and five hubs with more than 2000 stops. The fleet includes 147 fixed route and 76 demand response vehicles. The vehicles operate using diesel and compressed natural gas.

If you have been injured in an accident with FWTA, you might be able to recoup compensation for your damages by pursuing a personal injury claim against FWTA. With the help of a personal injury lawyer, you may successfully obtain compensation for damages from the accident.

What Kinds of Damages Might Result From an Accident With FWTA

An accident with FWTA could lead to serious injuries that might have lasting effects. As an example, you could suffer whiplash, a concussion, broken bones, or neck and back injuries. These will have both economic and non-economic impacts on your life.

If you are involved in an accident with FWTA, be sure the proper entities are notified and that an accident report is completed. Always seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Failure to establish care could have an impact on your claim.

Maintain thorough documentation to support your claim, such as medical bills, medical records, repair estimates, and proof of missed work and lost wages. Here are some common damages that you might claim:

  • Past and future lost wages
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Long-term disabilities

What to Do If I Am Injured in an Accident With FWTA*

Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim Against FWTA

While you can pursue a personal injury claim for damages suffered because of the negligence of the FWTA or an employee of the agency, pursuing a claim is more challenging. You will be seeking damages from a government entity rather than from an individual, so special protocol must be followed.

The Texas Tort Claims Act requires the accident victim to give the government agency notice of his or her intent to sue. The notice must be received by the agency no less than six months after the accident, according to state law but cities might have other time limits.

Most cities in Texas have a 90-day deadline for sending the notice. The notice must include when the accident took place, where it occurred, the damages or injuries suffered, and the nature of the incident. In addition to the notice deadline, there is a two-year statute of limitations for pursuing a personal injury claim in Texas.

Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in an accident with FWTA, you should consult with a Texas personal injury attorney. Claims against government entities are challenging, so you want to make sure you have someone familiar with the laws on your side. Complete your free case evaluation today, so you can get your claim on the right track.

*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s (FWTA) , or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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