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St. Louis mass transit Lawyers

St. Louis train, plane, and bus accident attorneys

McChesney & Ortwerth is a top injury firm in Missouri who defend those injured or killed in bus accidents, train accidents, and plane crashes

Experienced mass transit lawyers

Our mass transit transportation systems are generally very safe. However, accidents do happen. Throughout the United States, thousands of people are seriously injured or die as a result of an accident while riding a public or private transportation system, including buses and trains. Buses and trains routinely carry significant numbers of people, which means that when accidents do occur, many people are often injured. Passengers typically do not have access to seat belts or airbags; and when crashes do occur, the passengers are thrown against each other and against interior of the vehicle. Therefore, serious injuries and death are not uncommon.

Bringing lawsuits against public transportation

McChesney & Ortwerth offers legal services to those who have been injured in accidents while traveling on public transportation, as passengers on airplanes, buses and trains.

Common causes of bus and train injuries:

  • Slip and fall
  • Trip and fall
  • Doors closing on limbs
  • Excessive speed
  • Sudden breaking or stopping
  • Operator error
  • Mechanical failure
  • Boarding accidents
  • Exiting accidents
  • Waiting platform accidents
  • Assault and battery
  • Sexual assault
  • Railroad crossing accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents

St. Louis, Missouri plane crash lawyers

The airline industry is a very safe way to travel. However, crashes do occur. Sadly, the consequences of an airplane crash are devastating. Many passengers die and survivors often sustain catastrophic injuries. If you have been injured in an airplane crash or a loved one died as the result of airline negligence, it is important that you retain an honest plain crash attorney to begin an immediate investigation of your case. Time is of the essence.

The most common causes of plane crashes:

  • Pilot mistakes
  • Mechanical defects
  • Maintenance failures
  • Air traffic control errors
  • Navigation errors
  • Fuel starvation

Why should you hire us as your plane crash lawyers, bus injury lawyers, or train injury lawyers?

Mass transit accidents involving buses, trains and airplanes are very challenging. It would be extremely difficult for a lay person to handle such cases without the representation of lawyer because the laws, federal regulations and standards applicable to each case are complex. The personal injury lawyers of McChesney & Ortwerth have the skills and resources to provide you with the representation you deserve. We will put together a team of experienced lawyers, investigators and experts best suited to the facts and circumstances of your case, to determine whey accident occurred and who is to blame.

If you have been injured in bus, train or airplane accident, the lawyers of McChesney & Ortwerth will consult with your doctors and our medical experts to identify the types of medical care you will need, such as reconstructive surgeries, physical therapy and long-term rehabilitation facilities. We are determined to help you obtain compensation for your current and any long-term medical expenses stemming from the truck accident. We also work with economists and vocational experts to understand how your injuries have threatened your ability to continue working. We will pursue maximum compensation against any liable parties for your:

  • Past and future medical needs
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Past and future pain and suffering

Missouri’s public transportation attorneys of choice

If you are reading this website because you lost a loved one in a bus, train or airplane accident, please accept our sincere condolences. You are probably experiencing sorrow, rage and helplessness. At McChesney & Ortwerth, our lawyers understand the anguish that comes from the wrongful death of a loved one. We provide families with compassion as they go through this difficult time, while fighting for justice the families deserve. Our lawyers have a long history of successfully resolving wrongful death cases.

Wrongful death claims are generally governed by statutes of the state in which the accident occurred. The value of a wrongful death case depends on where the case is filed. Wrongful death cases are worth more money in some states than others. Within each state, wrongful death cases may be worth more money in some counties than others. And in some cases, special experts must be retained in order to fully establish the damages caused by the death of the family member. Calculations must be made as to the future economic benefit the deceased person would have brought to his or her family. We also seek financial compensation for medical expenses, funeral and burial costs and non-economic damages for loss of care, companionship, advice and the comfort of your loved one.

Along with handeling mass transit and public transportation lawsuits, we are also known as being as being top car accident lawyers and truck accident lawyers in St. Louis, Missouri.

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