When you need to get from place to place around Pittsburgh, you know you can always count on the affordable options offered by the Pittsburgh Light Rail, what we refer to as “The T.”
There are 53 stations for you to choose from, and you can guarantee that their more than 26 miles of tracks will get you to your destination.
But what happens in the event of an accident on “The T?”
When you need a Pittsburgh light rail accident attorney, Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman will be by your side, working to secure the compensation you need for your accident-related expenses.
We know that accidents involving public transportation vehicles. When it comes to our light rail system, we are essentially talking about a train system. These are large vehicles that move around our city. They transport more than 27,000 people a day.
“The T” is operated by the Port Authority of Allegheny County, what we used to call the PAT. We expect the Port Authority to regularly inspect and maintain each of their light rail vehicles to ensure that there will be no vehicle failure. Indeed, many of the problems we see with larger trains can happen to light rail vehicles as well. It is also vital to ensure that the rail lines themselves are maintained. They need to be damage free and unobstructed to prevent any accidents.
All stations and platforms should be inspected regularly so that patrons have a safe environment to wait in.
All light rail operators should be well-trained for each vehicle they will be asked to drive. Their training should include regular safety updates. Any time new technology is added to the system, all operators should learn how to use it.
There should never be a time when a light rail operator is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as doing so would jeopardize the lives of their passengers and those near the rail line. They should also never be distracted by their phones while operating.
You should seek legal assistance if you have suffered any of the following injuries:
Any accident that causes injuries can be scary. The last thing you expect when you use “The T” is to get injured, but when it happens, you can count on Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman to get the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. We will work to secure compensation for your medical bills, lost income if you have to miss work, as well as punitive damages against the Port Authority and other groups responsible for the accident. When you need a Pittsburgh Metrolink accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 1-888-988-9467.