Help for Victims of Mass Transit Accidents in Tennessee
Advocating for people injured in bus, taxi, train and plane crashes
Tennessee sees a tremendous amount of tourists every year, visiting the Home of the King right here in Memphis, the Rock-a-Billy Hall of Fame in Jackson, or any of the other multiple destinations throughout West Tennessee. Between visitors, commuters, college students and residents, the need for public transportation is great, and there are thousands of people taking buses, taxis and trains every day.
At Bailey & Greer, PLLC, we represent people who have been hurt while using public or private transportation vehicles. Our experienced auto accident lawyers understand the challenges of bringing a lawsuit against the City and against transportation companies when they fail to uphold their duty to your safety. When you are injured and you do not know where to turn, we are here to help.
What we do
Bailey & Greer has the resources and the skills to handle complex accident cases involving negligent drivers and engineers, defective auto parts and multi-vehicle collisions. We represent victims of accidents involving:
- Bus crashes
- Train accidents / derailments
- Taxi & Limousine collisions
- Uber & Lyft Accidents
- Plane crashes
- Hop on/ hop off trolleys
- Subway cars
- Courtesy shuttles
When a person is injured during transport in a private company’s vehicle – say, a taxi or a limousine – that company is subject to the same laws as any company might be; namely, that there is a duty of care to their users. The laws governing public transportation, however, can be restrictive. In Tennessee, any claims brought against the government must be heard in circuit court, and the court “must first determine that the employee’s or employees’ act or acts were negligent and the proximate cause of plaintiff’s injury” in order to hold a government entity (like the MTA, for example) accountable under the law. Furthermore, there are caps on how much money can be award against a governmental entity.
For these reasons, it is crucial that you seek the counsel of a personal injury lawyer with experience handling claims against the city, who is also familiar with the laws governing transportation and liability. At Bailey & Greer, you can find that attorney. We have helped countless families in West Tennessee obtain the compensation they need after a mass transit accident has caused them serious and sometimes permanent injuries.
Learn more about your rights after a crash on private or public transportation
From our offices in Memphis and Jackson, the attorneys of Bailey & Greer, PLLC fight to protect the rights of accident victims. If you were hurt while taking mass transit in Tennessee, please call 901.475.7434 or fill out this contact form to meet with one of our personal injury attorneys.