Accidents involving public transit vehicles like buses and trains present unique challenges for victims seeking compensation for their injuries. Accident claims involving government entities have additional and different requirements when compared to accidents involving personal passenger vehicles.

Public transportation providers have a duty to ensure their passengers and other motorists are safe, so operators who engage in negligent or reckless behavior that causes injury should be held accountable. This is often a complex task that is best approached with the help of an accident lawyer with specific experience in public transit cases.


When traveling in and around Connecticut, public transit options include city buses, trains, and taxis. The numerous public transportation options available to residents throughout the state offer convenience but also risk. While most operators and drivers are careful and take their duty to passengers, pedestrians, and motorists seriously, accidents still happen. Accidents can be caused by:

  • Impaired drivers or operators
  • Malfunctioning equipment
  • Derailment
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding or other traffic law violations

After an accident on public transit, it is important to get immediate medical attention. Collisions with large multi-passenger vehicles like trains and buses can lead to severe injuries. Once you have been properly treated for your injuries, we can focus on filing an insurance claim, gathering evidence, and obtaining witness statements. Getting our help with these next steps allows you to focus on healing.


Navigating the aftermath of a serious accident calls for more than just an attorney with legal knowledge and experience; it also requires compassionate representation. The attorneys at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC have decades of experience handling Connecticut accident cases, and we always approach each case with care and empathy. Each of our client’s physical, emotional, and financial recovery comes first, and this holistic legal approach is what sets us apart.

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