Living in a city as large as Atlanta, you’ve probably looked into ways to commute that don’t involve sitting in traffic for an hour and a half each way. Not only is it a stressful waste of time and gas, when you drive yourself to work you contribute to the clogged arteries of the city.
So when you start looking into different ways to get around, public transportation may sound like a great idea. In the ATL there’s a large network of trains and buses that can get you where you need to go.
Is Public Transit That Safe?
In general, public transportation is a very safe option for getting around a big city. Plenty of people can ride the MARTA for years without ever having a problem. But when an incident does happen, you need to be prepared to deal with it. The main problems you should be aware of are:
Interpersonal: If you’re attacked, harassed, or harmed in any way on the train or bus, who is there to protect you? You may need access to video sources owned by MARTA. Were security officers involved or neglecting their duties?
Mechanical: When mechanical failure causes an accident, it can risk lives and cause permanent injuries that leave you with the inability to work for the rest of your life.
Weather or Other Drivers: When an outside force causes an accident, you need a legal team who can help fight for the rights you’re entitled to.
Any time you’re harmed on MARTA, you need to report it and get legal assistance. Conley Griggs Partin, Attorneys at Law are prepared to represent you in your pursuit. Don’t let the insurance companies and lawyers for the transit authority jerk you around. Get help from a team that knows how to handle public entities in a clear and precise. Contact our offices today for a consultation.
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