While public transportation might be marginally safer than driving to work
every day, people who use it can still experience disasters. Public transportation
accidents can include crashes involving airplanes, buses, trains, cable
cars, taxis, and the subway. Because these forms of transportation often
involve multiple passengers, the devastation can be massive. If you’ve
been hurt in a public transportation accident and don’t need immediate
medical attention, do your best to take photographs from different angles
of the scene. These photos should show any property damage and personal injuries.
Talk to our skilled Walnut Creek personal injury attorneys as soon as possible
as well. Proving liability can be extremely difficult, particularly if
you didn’t witness what caused the accident.
Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook can offer you trusted and compassionate representatives who can begin
investigating the circumstances of your case as soon as you give us a call.
Get your case started by
contacting us at (925) 275-5592 today.
Liability in a Public Transit Accident
Most states provide governmental immunity (sovereign immunity) from personal
injury lawsuits by private citizens, except in some instances. When a
suit is allowed, the claimant will have to follow specific rules in order
to sue the municipality or state for their injury. Public transportation
accident lawsuits are often subject to these special provisions.
Generally, after one of these accidents, a large team of insurance professionals
and attorneys will attempt to investigate. For example, if you are injured
in a crash with a public bus, you will need to file a claim with the bus’s
insurance company. If your claim is denied, you will have an extremely
short time frame in which to give notice and sue the governmental body
responsible for the bus.
Call Our Skilled Attorneys as Soon as Possible
Pursuing a claim against a governmental body can be extremely difficult.
Likewise, you will have a shorter amount of time to file the appropriate
paperwork before the statute of limitations is up. Casper, Meadows, Schwartz
& Cook is ready to help. Our firm has successfully closed significant
public transportation cases involving the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART),
Metrolink, and various bus companies. Let us see how we can help. Call
our dedicated lawyers, and we can provide you with reliable legal counsel.
Contact us at (925) 275-5592 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case
consultation with us today.