Morrin Law Office
Public transportation accident lawyer in Kentucky
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a public transportation accident in Kentucky, consider hiring a distinguished injury lawyer from Morrin Law Office to prepare your case against the responsible party or parties. Our firm can help you file a claim with the liable party’s insurance company or represent you in court to pursue compensation for your damages.
Whether you were a passenger riding on a public transportation vehicle (e.g., a bus) or operating your vehicle when you were hit by a bus or other public transport, our firm can investigate the accident’s cause and identify who you may be able to hold accountable for your injuries. We will review your case for free, and we don’t get paid unless you get paid.
Our firm offers several legal services to build your accident claim or lawsuit
At the Morrin Law Office, we take proactive steps to get the information you need to build your accident case. We understand that our clients’ injuries or other personal circumstances may limit their ability to dedicate themselves fully to a personal injury case and dealing wisely with the insurance companies. However, when you work with a lawyer from the Morrin Law Office, we take on the responsibility of preparing your case for you so you can focus on making a full health recovery while we handle the insurance companies and make sure you get the best medical care the insurance company’s money can buy.
Once you become our client, our injury attorney will:
Identify which party or parties should be held liable for your injuries
- A public transit agency for bus, rail, ferry, or other transportation services
- A driver of a separate vehicle, such as a semi-truck or a passenger vehicle
- A maintenance company if a vehicle error caused the accident
- A manufacturing company if a vehicle design or manufacturing error caused the accident
- A local municipality
Public transportation companies in Kentucky are generally run by the county, with some of the larger companies including TARC (for Louisville), LEXTRAN (for Lexington), and the TA of Northern Kentucky (TANK). The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) provides a list of public transit companies in Kentucky, which includes agencies that operate rail, ferry, and bus services.
If you were riding as a passenger in a public transit vehicle, the agency or municipality that runs the agency may be held liable for your injuries. Our legal team can confirm this for you as we investigate the case.
Investigate your public transportation accident case
- Who was involved in the accident
- What factors led to the accident
- What information was recorded at the time of the collision (e.g., accident reports, video footage from traffic cameras or dashcams, photos of the accident scene)
- Whether there were witnesses who can support your claims
This also helps us retrieve evidence for your case.
Handle communications between involved parties of your case
We will keep you updated as these messages appear and provide guidance on how to proceed with your case. For example, if you receive a settlement offer from the liable party’s insurer, we will advise you on how fair this figure is based on the value of your current and potential damages. This helps you avoid accepting an offer prematurely, as we can guide you on how much compensation you may be entitled to receive.
Review liable insurance policy information and filling out legal paperwork
We will also handle any paperwork and submit the necessary documents within their deadlines.
Calculate your economic and non-economic damages
Some damages you may claim include:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Income loss
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
Represent you during negotiation meetings or at trial
- Should you file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit?
- Should you take action against more than one party?
- Should you accept a settlement offer or keep negotiating?
Before you make any legal decision, your lawyer will explain the options and potential consequences to expect in your case.
You must submit your lawsuit on time for it to be heard in court
- If you are taking action against a city-run public transit company: Kentucky Revised Statutes § 411.110 gives you 90 days to submit a notice of claim.
- If you are taking action against a private individual: Kentucky Revised Statutes § 304.39-230(6) generally gives you two years from the date of the accident or the date when the last personal injury protection (PIP) payment occurred.
Failure to meet your case’s legal deadline could lead to a judge dismissing your case, which would then bar you from pursuing compensation through the Kentucky court system.
A lawyer at Morrin Law Office can identify your case’s filing deadline by reviewing the official crash report or the liable party’s insurance records and then organize materials to submit your case on time.
Our firm provides resources to help you understand the claims process
- Commonly asked questions about automobile accident claims
- What you should ask a personal injury lawyer before hiring them
- Things you should avoid doing to protect your injury claim as it is being litigated
You can also download our mobile app in case of a car accident
Our firm created the Morrin Law Injury Help App to help people in Kentucky detect collisions and immediately start collecting or sending information that can support their compensation cases, such as driver information, location, and video footage of the accident.
Call the Morrin Law Office today to hire a personal injury lawyer to manage your case
Call Morrin Law Office at (859) 358-0300 today to receive a free case evaluation and consultation to determine if hiring private representation makes sense in your situation.