What to Do If You’re in an Accident with TARC*

If you have been involved in an accident with public transit, you might be able to recoup compensation by pursuing a personal injury claim against the transit authority.

What Kinds of Damages Might Result in an Accident?

An accident involving a city bus could lead to a variety of injuries and damages. You could suffer both economically and non-economically for years to come.

You should notify the proper authorities and make sure an accident report is completed. Be sure to establish medical care right away regardless of the severity of your injuries.

Maintain documentation to support your claim, such as medical bills, medical records, proof of missed work and lost wages, photos of the accident scene, and repair estimates.

Here are some common damages that are claimed in such accidents.

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Property damages
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Disabilities
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim

Pursuing a personal injury claim against a government entity is not the same as pursuing a personal injury claim against an individual. Government entities are protected, so they are immune from many kinds of claims.

To file a claim against the city, you will have to submit a notice of claim to the city attorney’s office within a year of the accident along with the supporting documentation.

You should include details of the injury, why you think an employee is at fault, medical bills and records plus other supporting evidence, and how much you want to claim.

There is a $200,000 cap for individual claims against a government agency in certain states. Failure to file the proper paperwork on time will result in your claim being dismissed.

Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured in an accident, you should consult with a personal injury attorney who is licensed to practice in that state. Such claims are challenging and complicated.

An attorney will know the latest laws and will be familiar with the deadlines and processes.

Because accident injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, you have nothing to lose. Your attorney will not be paid until you are compensated.

Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page today to have your claim reviewed.

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*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 the TARC or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.