Airport shuttles are a convenient way for people to get where they need to go. Shuttles are generally free, and they transport airport users to and from local hotels, casinos, and parking lots.
Travelers, airline employees, and people who work at airports use airport shuttle busses and vans every day. When one of these vehicles is involved in an accident, shuttle passengers and others may be injured or killed. But it can be difficult to determine what caused the accident and who’s liable for the resulting injuries.
If you were harmed in an airport shuttle accident, contact the award-winning trial attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP. We’ll investigate the accident to find out whose negligence caused your injuries. Then we’ll file a claim to help you get the money you need to cover the cost of your medical expenses.
Call (212) 986-7353 to learn more today.
Drivers who are responsible for transporting people to and from airports must be highly professional at all times. It’s important for companies to carefully screen shuttle drivers and provide them with the necessary training to do their jobs safely.
Shuttle drivers should be completely knowledgeable about their routes, local traffic conditions, and other essential information about their job and duties. They need to be calm, patient, and able to follow the rules. Shuttle drivers must be prepared to deal with road hazards, frequent stops, and restless travelers because these are all part of their everyday routine.
When shuttle companies fail to take steps to ensure passenger safety, people will get hurt. That’s why owners and managers of shuttle services must constantly monitor their drivers. Frequent causes of shuttle crashes include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Fatigued driving
- Drivers who disobey traffic laws
- Negligent hiring–failure to do sufficient background checks
- Drivers who fail to look out for pedestrian and bicycles
- Driving away before passengers have completely departed the van
Call 911 right away if you or someone else has been injured in a shuttle accident. Make sure to see a doctor right away and keep records of all your medical appointments.
If you feel up to it, collect contact information from other passengers and witnesses. You can also use your cell phones to take pictures of the accident scene.
Before you talk to the insurance company or accept any offers, you’ll want to contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney.
Insurance companies do everything they can to save money. That means offering accident victims lowball settlements that don’t come close to covering the cost of your medical bills. Insurance agents might also try to get you to make a statement that could hurt your claim. That’s why it’s best to let your attorney do all the talking.
Our skilled investigators at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP will carefully analyze the following types of information to get a clear picture of what happened:
- Police reports
- GPS records
- Internal company policies
- Vehicle maintenance history
- Employee driving records
- Company hiring practice
Your personal injury attorney will determine whose negligent behavior caused your injuries. Liable parties may include:
- The airport
- The shuttle driver
- Shuttle company owners and managers
- The driver of another vehicle who caused the accident
- Manufacturers of faulty shuttle equipment
- Mechanics who failed to maintain a safe vehicle
- A hotel or casino that hired the driver or contracted with the shuttle company
You have the right to seek damages if you were a shuttle passenger, pedestrian, cyclist, or someone traveling in another vehicle harmed in a shuttle accident. Motor vehicle accidents cause devastating injuries. You or a loved one could be forced to deal with the following negative outcomes after an airport shuttle accident:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Bone fractures
- Burn injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Loss of limb
- Wrongful death
At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP, we don’t think you should have to pay for injuries caused by someone else’s careless behavior.
Our highly successful trial attorneys have been recognized as New York Super Lawyers ®. You won’t owe us anything unless we win your case.
Call (212) 986-7353 to schedule your FREE consultation today.
Kenneth J. Halperin recently obtained an $850,000 settlement after jury selection for a woman who was injured when the ambulette that she was a passenger in was involved in an accident with a taxi cab.
Douglas Milch, of counsel with Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP, recently obtained an additional $700,000 settlement for a 39-year-old man who sustained injuries after being hit by a yellow taxi.
Plaintiff was minding his own business, waiting to cross a large, busy street, when a taxi lost control and hit him, throwing him to the sidewalk.
Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP was able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $275,000 on behalf of the plaintiff, a thirty-nine year old man from Kings County, NY.
After jury selection, Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP attorney, Jason Rubin settled a pedestrian knockdown automobile accident case for $225,000.00.