Bus, Train & Airplane Collision Attorneys in Western Washington
An accident of any type can be a harrowing experience — especially if that accident occurs on public transportation. If you’ve suffered an injury following a bus, train, or aviation accident, you may be entitled to collect damages. Don’t navigate the litigation process on your own: Kode Law Firm, PLLC acts as your ally, doing everything in our power to get you the compensation you’re owed following a bus accident.
Whether you’ve experienced an Amtrak accident, plane crash, or bus accident, the experienced attorneys at Kode Law can help. Contact our team to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case today.
Understanding Bus Accident Law in Washington State
Common Injuries from Train Accidents & Other Accidents
Public transportation injuries range from the superficial to the severe, depending on the gravity of the accident. The following illustrates some of the most common injuries associated with plane crashes, train accidents, and bus accidents:
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Back injuries
- Emotional trauma
In the most severe cases, these accidents may even result in the victim’s death. Whether you’re a victim or a surviving loved one, you may be entitled to compensation for the medical or funeral expenses you’ve incurred. Contact Kode Law to understand what legal options may be available to you.
Statistics on Plane Crashes & More in Western Washington
The following outlines some of the most noteworthy statistics as they pertain to bus, train, and aviation accidents in Washington state:
- A 2010 study revealed that 63,000 bus accidents occur every year, causing 14,000 injuries and 300 deaths, and city buses are 1.9% more likely to be involved in a crash.
- The most common train accidents in Washington state involve crossing collisions (trains that collide with pedestrians or passenger vehicles).
- The odds of dying in a private plane crash in the United States are approximately 1 in 7,178.
While it goes without saying that public transit comes with its set of risk factors, passengers have the right to litigate when something goes tragically awry. Find out if your case qualifies for a lawsuit by contacting the team at Kode Law today.
FAQs for Washington State Aviation Crash Attorneys
What constitutes as a bus accident in Washington?
A bus accident doesn’t necessarily mean the bus has crashed with a passenger vehicle. The term can also apply when someone has been injured while getting on or off the bus; while on the bus; or by other persons or debris while on the bus. Consult with your attorney to learn more about what legal options may be available to you.
What causes Amtrak accidents?
Some of the most common causes of train accidents include distracted conductors/operators; improper maintenance; drivers leaving their vehicles parked on the tracks; and train conductors speeding or ignoring policies and regulations.
How are settlement values determined in plane crashes?
The following factors are key in determining the value of your aviation crash settlement:
- Type and severity of injuries
- Medical costs
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possibility or impossibility of total recovery
- Impact to vocation/career abilities
Kode Law: Washington’s Bus, Train & Airplane Collision Attorneys
Whether you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a bus, train, or plane accident, the lawyers at Kode Law are here to help. Not only do we provide nationally recognized legal services to residents throughout Western Washington, our bilingual staff is capable of assisting in the native languages of our diverse clientele, including Punjabi, Hindi, English, and Spanish. Contact us today to get started with litigating your case!