Lextran (Transit Authority of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government) serves 0ver 17,000 people daily and operates buses on 27 routes from 8 a.m. to Midnight. Lexington residents rely on Lextran to get them to work and home and all points in between. Unfortunately, this also means that accidents with Lextran will happen.
At Kaufman and Stigger, PLLC., we understand how frustrating it can be when you are injured in an accident because of someone else’s negligence. Our goal is to provide professional and effective representation for injured victims, and this includes Lextran accidents.
Ways Lextran Accidents Happen
Lextran buses are crisscrossing Lexington’s streets every day, and this presents risks for anyone out on the streets driving, riding or walking. Statistically, bus drivers are far safer than the average passenger driver, but accidents can happen at any time.
Some of the most common accidents involving Lextran are:
- Bus vs Car Accidents
- Bus vs Pedestrian
- Pedestrians hit by Bus
- Bus and Bicycle Accidents
- Injuries While Riding Bus
- Boarding/Exiting Bus Injuries
- Bus Stop/Bus Station Injuries
Can you Sue Lextran?
Lextran is part of the Fayette-Urban County government and as such is protected from lawsuits through a doctrine called sovereign immunity. However, Kentucky passed a law that allows for some suits against the government for injuries sustained through the negligence of a government agent or employee. It also places a duty of making areas like bus stops and stations safe from dangerous hazards.
Making a Lextran Claim
Even though the law allows for a claim to be made against Lextran, the procedures are different than a typical lawsuit filed in a Kentucky civil court. The law places restrictions time to file, notice requirements, filing procedures and a cap on the amount of a claim.
Also, any settlement or award for an injury from Lextran can be reduced for those on worker’s compensation, state disability and other types of aid. All of these restrictions and reductions make it essential for the victim to at least talk to someone who understands the laws regarding Lextran claims and has experience in getting compensation for those injured by a Lextran accident.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today
Accident victims often wonder if they need an attorney, and the answer is almost always yes. The insurance company agents have years of experience and are good at their job which is to pay you as little as possible or nothing at all. You need someone just as experienced to help you level the field.
Talk to a Louisville Personal Injury Attorney you can trust to be on your side and get you what is yours under the law. The attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, have that knowledge and a combined 100 years’ experience in helping clients get the results they deserve. To discuss your case, call Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC today, at (800) 937-8443 or click here to contact them online.