You can sue the city or transit authorities for your injuries in a light rail or bus accident, but you need to contact a qualified attorney quickly, for two reasons: (A) There is a short window to file a lawsuit and (B) it is important for your San Mateo bus accident lawyer to investigate while evidence is fresh. If you have been injured in a bus accident, call (650) 345-8484 or email us today.
Representation in Bus Accident Cases
The law firm of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos in San Mateo has secured monetary damages for bus accident victims throughout the Bay Area. On bus lines such as:
- Sam Trans
- AC Transit
- Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority – VTA
- Golden Gate Transit Bus
- Grey Hound
- Genentech Bus Services
- Bauer Buses
- Party Buses
- San Francisco Trolleys
- And More
We know the law and the questions to ask, and we will hold out for an injury settlement that covers your losses.
Suing the Bus Transit System
Many bus accident victims lose their rights to collect damages by waiting too long to bring a claim. Even if your injuries seem minor, contact us online or call (650) 345-8484 for a free case evaluation with a bus accident attorney in San Mateo. If your injuries become worse, you will have no recourse later.
Types of Bus Accident Cases
We have brought successful suits against the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans), the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni), Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) and other East Bay transit providers.
- Bus Passenger Injuries — We have represented a number of people badly injured in falls when the bus driver accelerated before passengers were seated, stopped violently or collided with another vehicle. Two recent cases involved elderly passengers who broke their hips.
- Bus Crashes — We represent the occupants of cars who were struck by Bay Area buses. San Francisco bus drivers are notorious for flying down city streets and those who get in their way suffer serious or even catastrophic injuries as a result of the impact.
- Pedestrians Hit by a Bus — There may be a claim for damages if you or your family member was injured by a city bus (in or out of a crosswalk) or run over at a bus stop.
A Thorough Investigation of the Bus Accident
You would think that there are plenty of witnesses, but our San Mateo bus accident attorneys often have the opposite problem. After a crash, the uninjured passengers are ordered off the bus — the bus company doesn’t take statements and they disappear before police arrive.
If we need to prove negligence, we have sent investigators the next day to ride the same route to dig up witnesses who will give a statement. We have also hired experts such as accident reconstructionist to demonstrate liability, and we research the bus driver’s history of accidents or violations.
Contact a Bus Crash Attorney
Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos is committed to your rightful compensation. Call our San Mateo personal injury lawyers day or night at (650) 345-8484 or email us to arrange a free initial consultation with a bus accident lawyer in the San Mateo area.