With the new streetcar service in the City of Milwaukee, accidents and injuries are bound to occur. Called “The Hop,” these new streetcars move passengers on the M-line and the L-line with a modern rail system, built to reduce congestion and promising to bring economic development to the areas it serves – but what if you are involved in an accident? What should you do?
The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works operates the streetcar system. When a municipal agency is involved, the procedures and requirements for filing and presenting a claim or lawsuit are different than in a standard personal injury case. Every detail must be managed correctly to preserve your right to bring a claim. Among other things, an initial notice of injury must be properly served within 120 days of the accident. If you fail to timely and properly serve this initial notice of injury, the opportunity to recover compensation may be forfeited. Filing claims against the city requires a full understanding of the legal requirements of claims against the city government. At Cannon & Dunphy, our Milwaukee streetcar accident attorneys have the experience, legal skills, and trial skill you need on your side.
If you have been injured in a streetcar accident, contact Cannon & Dunphy S.C. without delay and get legal representation as quickly as you can. Our team of trial lawyers has an outstanding reputation in the legal community and an extensive record of successful settlements and jury awards.
The U.S. Department of Transportation issues periodic reports on rail transit injuries and accidents, revealing the shocking numbers of streetcar accidents in the USA. 77 percent of fatalities over a six-year period were passengers – not transit personnel. Streetcar accidents account for 25.89 percent of the rail accidents that occurred nationwide.
If you were injured or a loved one was injured in a streetcar accident, we urge you to connect with the trial lawyer team at Cannon & Dunphy immediately for help. We will manage your case with professionalism, skill, and compassion.
Any streetcar accident will come under intense scrutiny from various agencies, including local, state, and federal. All aspects of the collision will be evaluated to determine how and why the accident occurred. Once the accident investigation is complete, a determination can then be made as to who the potentially responsible parties are, which may include:
Who is liable in your streetcar accident case? Allow us to get involved in your case – we will file a claim or lawsuit against all liable parties and will pursue the maximum possible in compensation for your injuries and damages. Whether you were traveling in another vehicle in a streetcar accident, or were injured as a streetcar passenger, or were struck by a streetcar as a pedestrian while properly crossing the street in a designated crosswalk, we can help you pursue the maximum compensation possible.
At Cannon & Dunphy S.C., we charge no fees unless we win. We have recovered over $1 billion for our clients to date. Our focus is upon securing justice for those injured as a result of negligence. Our Milwaukee streetcar accident lawyers can help you pursue the maximum possible compensation for your case.