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A transportation accident is any accident that occurs during transportation—including public and private (or personal). Public transportation is any form of transportation that charge set fares, run fixed routes, and are available to the public, while private or personal transportation is any form of transportation not available to the public. Public transportation is the dominate form of transportation in the United States and in most of the world.
Unfortunately, transportation accidents are extremely common in our country. Nearly every day, we hear about a recent plane incident, bus crash, or car accident; and nearly every day, there is a new alarming story, often including fatalities.
Although there are many different types of transportation accidents, road accidents are by far the most common. In fact, according to the United States Department of Transportation, 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6 percent from calendar year 2015.
Transportation accidents is a broad term that covers a variety of different types of accidents, including but not limited to:
If you have been injured as a result of a transportation accident, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Transportation Accident Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you with the next steps in pursuing a transportation accident case, regardless of the type of accident. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.