San Diego Public Transportation Accident Attorneys
Bus and Train Accidents in Southern California
Public transportation offers a convenient and cost-effective way to travel throughout the San Diego area. While generally a very safe mode of transportation, buses, trains, shuttles, and trolleys can get into accidents with other motor vehicles and pedestrians. If you are injured in an accident involving public transportation, such as a bus, train, or trolley, you need to hire an experienced San Diego accident attorney right away to protect your rights. At the San Diego motor vehicle accident law firm of Martinez & Schill LLP, we are experienced in handling all types of public transportation accident cases. Whether the accident occurs when your are riding public transportation, are a driver or passenger in another car, or are a pedestrian or bicyclist, our attorneys have the skill and experience to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
Accidents Involving San Diego Public Transportation
San Diego has several forms of public transportation available to residents and visitors to the area. They include buses, trains, and the San Diego Trolley. All of these are operated by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. Buses, trains and trolleys are considered “common carriers” and have to abide by specific state and federal regulations. If you are a passenger on a common carrier (or are getting on or off), and you are injured in an accident, the carrier can be held liable for even the slightest level of negligence. Drivers on common carriers owe passengers safe passage.
If you are in a car that is involved in an accident with a common carrier or you are a pedestrian or a bicyclist, you must prove the same standard of negligence on the part of the driver as in any other motor vehicle accident case. Our attorneys carefully investigate the circumstances of every accident case in order to assess fault. We know how to build effective cases for compensation and aggressively advocate for our clients both in and out of court.
Consult a Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident involving public transportation, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options. Time is of the essence in all personal injury cases but particularly in cases involving government entities. So come and talk to one of our skilled San Diego accident attorneys as soon as possible. We have offices in San Diego and Riverside, and we can come to you if you are unable to travel because of your injuries.