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Transportation injuries including trucking, buses, trains, and gas explosions

 

At Pangia Law Group, our attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals and families who have been affected by transportation injuries. We offer legal services for various types of transportation injuries, including tractor trailer, bus, train accidents and gas explosions.

 

Those responsible for these accidents should be held accountable and safety improvements made. There are usually a number of weak links in the chain of events which lead up to an injury or death - negligent operators, negligent supervision, poor maintenance, design flaws, failed parts, and faulty reporting. Each individual or group responsible for one or more factors may be called upon to pay a portion, or even all, of the compensation due to the injured person or family members. Each of those entities may be situated in a different state and the harm may have occurred in yet another state.

TRACTOR TRAILER

Anyone who has driven for any significant amount of time has encountered tractor trailers on the highways, interstates and roadways. Operating tractor trailers requires specialty training and fine-tuned driving skills. Furthermore, operating vehicles in and around tractor trailers requires careful driving. However, even the most careful and conscientious drivers can be involved in accidents with heavy trucks.

 

Accidents with heavy trucks can involve such contributing causes as cargo overload, tire or brake wear and tear, sleepy drivers, or driver negligence. Moreover, due to the sheer size of tractor trailers, most accidents involving tractor trailers result in severe injuries including death. Typically, drivers that are involved in accidents with tractor trailers not only experience a complete loss of their vehicle, they are also left with serious medical problems, enormous medical debt, and lost time from work. Finally, many accident survivors are left with a paralyzing fear of driving that can negatively affect their busy lives.

 

Pangia Law Group has had extensive experience handling cases involving heavy trucking accidents and injuries to both truck drivers and civilian motorists. We understand that accident victims only wish to heal and get on with their lives. Our goal is to help our clients receive the compensation necessary to make them whole following a serious accident.

 

Litigation involving heavy trucks and trucking companies usually involves extensive insurance, which translates into serious litigation. Pangia Law Group has the experience and knowledge necessary to undergo serious litigation. We understand the complexity of cases involving heavy automotive equipment and we have an extensive directory of expert witnesses that do also. Accident reconstruction is a complicated science and our firm only chooses to work with the most knowledgeable, experienced and credible accident reconstructionist experts.

 

Furthermore, our firm has the experience working with health care professionals, economists, and vocational rehabilitation experts to thoroughly prove our clients' damages. We know the correct questions to ask and the best way to present damages to a jury or mediator in order to achieve a full recovery for our clients' damages.

 

After suffering serious injuries in an accident, we know our clients want to be able to concentrate all of their efforts into getting better. We understand that our clients do not want or need the additional stress of dealing with complex litigation that has serious consequences on their future. We do everything necessary to alleviate your worries by litigating your tractor trailer case expeditiously, intelligently and comprehensively.

BUS

As soon as we are hired by a client in a bus crash case, we begin to conduct an independent investigation of the disaster. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as well as state entities often conduct their own investigation into the crash. Representatives from the bus company as well as the manufacturer of the bus are allowed to be participants in the NTSB's investigation. Unfortunately, NTSB rules do not allow any representatives of injured victims or the families of those killed to participate in the investigation. We have come to believe it is vital to conduct a completely independent investigation on behalf of our clients in order to determine the cause of the crash.

 

After we determine the cause of the disaster, the next step is to attempt to negotiate a settlement of the case with the insurance company for the at fault party or parties. The negotiations can take anywhere from several weeks to several months depending upon the position of the insurance company and the goals of our clients. Throughout the process we keep our clients informed of our progress.

 

If negotiations fail to produce a client's desired results, we proceed to litigation. Any such lawsuit may well involve more than one state's law or court system, and numerous complex choices and decisions may have to be made to maximize recovery or streamline procedures. We discuss these complexities with our clients, and advise them of the strategic choices we think they should make. The client is always in control– and is free to accept or reject our advice.

 

Our goal is to achieve the maximum recovery we can for our clients- and to make transportation safer by correcting the mistakes that led to our clients' injuries.

TRAIN

With the increasing affordability of aviation travel, travel by train has decreased significantly. Many people have never even ridden on a train. However, due to the convenience of trains for urban travel and commutes, train travel is still a consistent method of transportation for millions
of people.

 

With significant advances in technology, train derailments and head-on collisions are rare. However, because of the enormous weight and length of trains, accidents that do occur usually result in massive injuries and deaths. Furthermore, train accidents are almost never the fault of the civilian passengers. Because the passengers have no direct control over the operation of a train, accidents involving trains are almost always the fault of train companies and employees.

 

However, this logical fact does not stop train corporations from trying to avoid taking responsibility for the accidents they cause. Thus, it is imperative that train accident victims retain attorneys that are capable of battling these big corporate train companies.

 

Pangia Law Group has litigated on behalf of many victims of train accidents. We have prevented many train corporations from victimizing accident victims in litigation by refusing to fairly compensate for injuries that they caused. Our firm has the knowledge and experience to achieve fair compensation for our clients.

 

Furthermore, our firm understands that locating the cause of accidents can only be a learning experience for train operators and benefits safe train travel for future passengers. We believe that identifying past safety issues is the key to preventing future train crashes. We truly believe that our firm has the ability to fully recover damages on behalf of train accident victims.

GAS EXPLOSIONS

The process of gathering, transmitting, and distributing gas and propane products is dangerous. Propane and gas explosions often cause serious burn injury incidents and even death. The gas industry is regulated by numerous federal and state laws. Unfortunately, these complex laws can be difficult for a victim of a gas explosion to understand. The attorneys of Pangia Law Group have a thorough understanding of laws and regulations governing the transmission and distribution of propane and natural gas. We help victims of gas explosions confront the companies responsible for their injuries. On behalf of our clients, we hold those responsible accountable for the damage they have caused.

 

Those responsible for causing propane and natural gas explosions should be held accountable and safety improvements made. There are usually a number of weak links in the chain of events which lead up to an injury or death - deferred maintenance, poorly performed inspections or safety procedures that were not followed or enforced. Proper investigation of gas fires and explosions requires detailed knowledge regarding the ignition source, the physical properties of the accelerant and its path to ignition. Selecting a law firm with experience in this area and with access to nationally and internationally known experts is essential to maximizing your chances of recovery. Our firm has the experience you need.

 

As soon as we are hired by a client in a gas explosion case, we begin to conduct an independent investigation of the disaster. The insurance company for those who caused the disaster as well as "independent" federal and state agencies may also conduct an investigation into the explosion. We believe that our clients deserve to find out answers from sources they can trust- and not simply accept the findings of others who do not have their best interests at heart. Throughout the entire process we protect our clients.

 

After we determine the cause of the explosion, the next step is to attempt to negotiate a settlement of the case with the insurance company for the at-fault party or parties. If we cannot negotiate a settlement that is acceptable to our client, then we file suit on their behalf. Throughout the process we keep our clients informed of our progress.

 

Our goal is to achieve the maximum recovery we can for our clients- and to make the distribution and transmission of natural gas and propane safer for everyone.