Common Carrier Accidents generally involve buses, planes, or trains. After such an accident, it is important that you seek prompt medical care if you have been injured. It is very important that a qualified health care professional examine you, document your injuries and begin indicated treatment. These records are important when it comes time to file suit.
Some examples of common carrier accidents are:
- Slip and fall on a bus (Such as Omnitrans, Greyhound and school buses)
- Train collision (Such as Metrolink and Amtrak)
- Sideswiped by a semi-truck
- Whiplash in or by a taxicab
Photos of the scene, the vehicles, and your injuries may be very important. As soon as possible after the accident, contact your attorneys, Heiting & Irwin, as it is best to obtain facts, information, materials and witnesses while the information is still fresh. It is important to permit us to do a prompt investigation. We will be happy to assist you in every way and understand how emotional and confusing this time can be. In order to obtain fair and just compensation from this type of accident, you should contact attorneys that are very experienced in these types of cases such as the attorneys here at Heiting & Irwin.
Heiting & Irwin has handled these cases since 1976, with our own investigator and many experts available to make sure all important facts and information are documented and preserved. We have the resources to properly investigate your claim and to preserve the evidence so that your rights may be protected. In addition, Heiting & Irwin may assist you with your property damage recovery, obtaining payment of medical bills as a courtesy. Strict time limits apply in these cases and can act to bar a claim completely. It is extremely important that we are engaged as soon as possible to enable us to have the opportunity to investigate promptly and thoroughly. Delay can mean lost opportunities and lost evidence. Prompt access and investigation is a must!