TTC / Bus Accident Lawyers | Diamond and Diamond

Accidents are a part of life, and they are something that everyone goes through at some stage. Whether you’re spilling milk or injured in a crash, sometimes these misfortunes are unavoidable. We want to make sure that in the instance of a serious accident, you are able to receive the appropriate help

In Toronto, public transit vehicles are estimated to travel roughly 150 million kilometres per year. With this in mind, it’s not hugely surprising that numerous accidents occur. Since 2009, the Toronto Transit Commission, or TTC, has recorded over 18,000 collisions and accidents. Just last week, GO’s first accident on Highway 407 in Vaughan, just out from Toronto, was one of the worst recorded accidents involving public transportation. 

So many residents in Toronto use public transport on a daily basis. This, unfortunately, means the possibility of getting into an accident is apparent, which is why it is worth educating yourself on how to deal with such a burden. Even those of us who don’t use public transportation can be caught in these mishaps.

If you or someone you know is involved in an unfortunate accident like this, you should be aware that one is entitled to government-regulated accident benefits via an insurance company. 

Bus Accidents: An Overview

Riding on the bus is such a common thing for so many of us. This part of our daily or weekly routine does present danger, however, so it is worth taking time to consider this. A bus accident can usually have terrible outcomes and results. Any oversized vehicle collision or accident is likely to lead to injuries. If you have experienced a bad injury, be sure to get in touch with our catastrophic injury lawyers.

These bus accidents are more common than people might expect, as our lawyers would know. They’ve helped countless victims solve their bus accident dilemmas by offering some of the best, most professional services available. We help clients receive the appropriate treatment as well as compensation following their traffic incidents involving: 

  • Subway accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Train accidents
  • Taxi accidents
  • Accidents on TCC property

If you’ve been involved in an accident on public transport, we’re here to help. You will be entitled to both an accident claim and a tort claim. You will have to meet the threshold test, and regular deductibles will apply for pain and suffering.

What If You’ve Been Injured by Negligent Driving by a TCC Driver 

Unfortunately, rash and reckless drivers are a reality. This is why we will help you out if you get injured as a result of someone else. Both fellow motorists and pedestrians are in danger when drivers act inconsiderately. In 2018, Global News reported the death of an elderly woman who was a passenger on a TTC bus. The driver hit the brakes harshly, causing the woman to fall and sustain fatal injuries. These accidents involving hard falls or collisions with sharp edges are amongst the most common accidents in public transport instances. 

Common Injuries Associated with Bus Accidents

Common Injuries Associated with Bus Accidents

It’s worth being familiar with the various injuries sustained during bus accidents. Being able to identify your injury will help us work towards getting you the appropriate compensation as soon as possible.

Whiplash

Whiplash is a nasty injury and is one of the most common sustained in bus accidents. It occurs following a rash jolt or collision and can leave extremely painful injuries. Some of the symptoms of whiplash include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, and tenderness in the shoulders, back, and upper arms. You can read more about the long-term effects of whiplash here.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can have lasting implications on your whole body. They can lead to permanent damage and should be treated and dealt with immediately. If you have sustained a spinal cord injury, be sure to contact one of our spinal cord injury lawyers.

Head Injuries

Likewise, head injuries can lead to long-term problems. They should be considered very seriously and dealt with appropriately. These injuries can be in the form of concussions, bruising, and brain damage. 

Other injuries that are common amongst bus accidents are the following: 

  • Lacerations
  • Bruises
  • Broken Bones 
  • Psychological wounds, PTSD

If you’ve been involved in an accident involving TTC or buses, then Diamond and Diamond Law can assist you all the way. Get in touch with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers today!

What Can You Claim in a Bus Accident

When involved in a TTC bus accident, there are various compensation aspects you can claim. Such as the following: 

Statutory Accident Benefits

You will be covered for any expenses incurred that you would not have if the accident did not occur. 

Medical Expenses

Any potential medical expenses that have occurred as a result of the accident will be covered. 

Long term care expenses

Injuries that have longing implications that require care will be compensated for. 

Income replacement

Injuries sustained preventing the victim from working will be compensated by a replacement of income for the suffering period. 

Contact a Trusted TTC / Bus Accident Lawyer

Bus accidents are frequent and can be devastating. If you have sustained injuries from one of these instances, be sure to contact one of Diamond and Diamond’s trusted TTC/ bus accident lawyers. 

Pro Tip

“Whenever you’re driving on roads, always follow accepted rules and never let your guard down.”

FAQs for TTC/Bus Accident Lawyers

Can I make a claim against a bus company?

Yes. If the bus driver, the bus company, or the bus itself cause you injury, you may be able to make a claim against the bus company.

How much compensation can I get for bus accident?

In a bus accident case, you can be awarded compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation, loss of wages, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and other costs relating to the accident or injury.

How do I claim after a bus accident?

After suffering a bus accident, seek medical attention and document the incident with the police. Collect relevant details and documents and seek legal counsel from a qualified personal injury lawyer who will help you proceed with your case and filing.

Is it okay to settle privately with the at-fault party in a bus accident?

Not always, but if you want to be sure, contact a Diamond and Diamond bus accident lawyer regarding advice on how to approach these accidents. 

What is the statute of limitations for bus accidents?

In general, you must make your claim within 3 years of the bus accident. But it is worth mentioning that there are variables to this. 

What should I do after a bus accident?

After a bus accident, you should call for medical assistance or alert the authorities if anybody got hurt. If you want to know what options are available to you legally, you should consult with a TTC or bus accident lawyer. 

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