Practice Area: Collisions and Defective Cars

PUBLIC TRANSIT INCIDENTS

Have you been injured in a collision with or as a passenger on a public transit vehicle? The broader term “public transit” includes buses, trains (elevated, subway and ground) ferries, and cable cars. Public transit authorities are governmental agencies, and may have legal immunity, a shorter time within which to bring suit, and administrative remedies which must be strictly complied with. Due to the complex issues regarding sovereign immunity and the severe types of injuries that are often seen in public transit accidents, it is important to work with a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney.

We have seen many different types of public transit accidents and the injuries resulting from them. People may be injured when their vehicle collided with a bus, train or cable car. Others may be injured as a passenger when the public transit vehicle they were riding on stopped short or was involved in an accident. No matter how your injuries came about, if they were caused by public transit negligence, we can help you fight for the compensation you need to recover.

Since our offices are based in San Francisco, we know that people in the Bay Area rely on a variety of mass transit options, including Muni, BART, SamTrans, Golden Gate Transit, Golden Gate Ferry, AC Transit and cable cars. Although these and other public transit systems offer many obvious benefits, the size of the vehicles, the speed with which they move and the fact that passengers are not individually seat-belted means that there is ample opportunity for injuries to occur.

Over the years, we have handled many claims against public transit authorities and have developed a solid reputation of success with transit industry insiders. In addition to the personal attention attorneys at the Brandi Law Firm give to each client, we also prepare each case as if it were going to trial.