Personal Injury Lawyer
Buffalo & Western New York

Transit Accidents

You have the right to travel safely. If you were hurt, we can help.

Passengers on all forms of commercial transportation, whether by land, sea or air, have a right to expect a safe environment. They are protected by government oversight and regulation as well as industry-specific safety protocols. Nevertheless, serious accidents do occur on occasion, often due to the negligence of transit workers or entire companies. A single accident can result in dozens or hundreds of injuries.

At the Law Offices of James Morris, we've handled all of the following cases:

In the aftermath of an accident, getting the compensation you need can be difficult. Transit companies and their insurance providers will use every trick they can muster to settle for as little as possible. Their attorneys are paid well to deny or reject claims. They will try to shift the blame for an accident onto another party or downplay some sources of compensation. They may even argue that you were hurt because of your own negligence.

That's why you need a veteran attorney from our firm. We understand the laws that apply to transit accidents and know how to counter arguments used by transit companies. Our legal team can research your accident in depth, gathering evidence to build a strong case. In both negotiations and litigation, we know how to win cases in New York - with a hard-hitting, fast-paced approach.

Get the justice you deserve and the compensation you need to move on after a transit accident. Contact our law firm at (800) 477-9044 for a free case evaluation.

Bus Accidents

If you were injured in a bus accident, Attorney James Morris can help you hold the negligent party accountable and get you full compensation for your damages. Cases involving bus accidents are often complex. That’s because there are multiple parties that may be held legally responsible for your injuries, including:

  • The bus driver
  • The bus driver’s employer
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Government agencies
  • A negligent third party

Maybe you were injured in a crash while riding on a tour bus. It could be that you were hit by a charter bus while trying to cross the street. Or perhaps you were in another vehicle and got into an accident with a commercial bus. Whatever type of accident you were involved in, if your bus accident was the result of negligence, it’s critical to protect your rights and discuss your legal options with Attorney James Morris.

Common causes of bus accidents include:

  • Speeding and other forms of reckless driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Drunk driving/driving under the influence of drugs
  • Failure to adjust for weather conditions/road conditions
  • Inadequate bus maintenance
  • Inexperienced or unqualified bus drivers
  • Faulty bus equipment

Let our law firm hold them accountable and demand justice. Attorney James Morris has the knowledge, experience and resources to launch a comprehensive investigation into your bus accident, gather evidence to support your case, handle settlement negotiations, and aggressively advocate for your best interests so that you can get the compensation you’re entitled to. *Attorney advertising. Past results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

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Airplane Accidents

Major airplane accidents are thankfully rare, though they cause massive destruction when they do occur. However, some lower-profile accidents can lead to significant injuries as well. When a small plane stops suddenly, lands or takes off roughly, or strikes an object on the ground, passengers may experience broken bones and other injuries similar to a rear-end collision or other automobile accidents. Airfields must meet regulations for appropriate maintenance, and pilots must meet certain standards of conduct to avoid professional negligence.

After being hurt by an airline's negligence, you have legal rights. Our attorneys will fight to hold the airline accountable and get you the compensation you deserve.

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Boating Accidents

Because of the nature of boating, injuries are all too common. Passengers may hurt themselves slipping and falling on the decks or, worse, fall overboard and sustain serious injuries or death by drowning. Improperly secured equipment on board can fall and cause injuries. Other boating accidents result from poorly designed or manufactured safety equipment on the boat itself.

Depending on the nature of your accident, you may have a claim against the operator of a boat or a large company such as a ferry or cruise line. Turn to the Law Offices of James Morris to build your case and hold the negligent party accountable.

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Railroad Accidents

When a passenger train has a collision or derails, injuries can range from cuts and bruises to broken bones to injuries extreme enough to cause death. Many injuries received aboard a train are workplace injuries sustained by railroad workers. Additionally, many people are killed each year by being struck by trains at railroad crossings. When railroad crossing signals are not properly obeyed or the signals are not working properly, collisions involving trains and cars, motorcycles, and even pedestrians are all too common.

If you've been hurt or lost a loved one in a railroad accident, you may have a claim against the train company for negligence. By federal law, if you are an employee of the railroad, you may have an exemption from the usual restrictions on filing suit against your employer. Contact our firm for a free consultation to see if you have a case.

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