If you have suffered a serious injury while riding on a public transportation vehicle, it is important to know your rights. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses. At Mitchell Law Firm, we handle cases involving accidents on VTA buses or light rail, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains and buses as well as light rail trains and other mass transit vehicles in California. Regardless of the type or severity of your injury, we are here to help.
Recent news reports indicate that public transit ridership is surging across San Jose and the entire Bay Area due to high gas prices and the overall economy. Higher transit frequency can often lead to higher rates of mishaps and accidents. Whether you've been hit by a public transportation vehicle or injured while riding one, you have rights!
Public transportation accidents occur on all kinds of vehicles:
VTA buses/lightrail, BART, Caltrain, S.F. MUNI, and Santa Cruz Metro are just a few of the places where these accidents may occur. If the agency was at fault, they deserve to be held responsible!
Victims of injury should be mindful that cases arising from public transportation are handled differently than many other types of personal injury cases. This is because, unlike a lawsuit against a private individual or private entity, the transportation agency may be a public entity. Our injury lawyers know that, for many people, this turns into a complicated situation.
The legal procedures and timelines are different. For example, there is a much shorter statute of limitations (only six months) in which you are allowed to file a claim. If you fail to file in time, it could result in a complete forfeiture of your entitlements. You must notify the correct government agency in this time period, which gives you an additional six months to file an injury lawsuit.
At Mitchell Law Firm, our personal injury team understands the differences in legal procedure for public transportation injury cases. Our attorney has more than 30 years of experience handling all kinds of injury cases. If you have been injured anywhere in the Bay Area, our firm may help you obtain the resolution you seek, and without adding to your financial burdens.
This is because we operate on a contingency fee basis, which means we provide our legal services to clients without charging up-front attorney fees. Instead, we collect a fee when our clients are awarded compensation in their case. If our clients do not win, we do not collect. Working on contingency fees has allowed us to recover millions of dollars for thousands of individuals. Our record speaks for itself.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury, we are here to help. Call (888) 483-8614 to speak with an experienced Bay Area personal injury accident lawyer.
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