Public Transportation Accidents Are Often Devastating

Accidents and injuries involving public transportation such as buses, trains and cable cars must be immediately investigated by an experienced attorney with access to accident investigators and safety experts. BART and Caltrans have their own internal investigative teams responsible for investigating accidents. Consequently, the very entity responsible for negligent actions that cause injuries and fatalities is responsible for investigating itself. As a result, it isn't surprising when these investigators emphasize facts that relieve them of any liability.

At Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation, our San Jose personal injury attorneys work with our own investigators to collect evidence and eyewitness testimony. In many instances, during discovery, facts emerge that contradict claims or conclusions contained in the final report filed by BART or Caltrans investigators. We exploit these contradictions and expose negligence that BART and Caltrans attempt to deny. Call us today at (408) 292-2434 if you have suffered an injury from any of the following accidents:

  • Sudden stops or starts
  • Closing doors on a bus or train
  • Pedestrian knockdown
  • Jerking motion on a cable car
  • Struck on a train platform

We Can Help You Make BART Or Caltrans Pay

In most accidents involving public buses, trains or cable cars, injury victims suffer head trauma, spinal cord injury, broken bones, and neck and back injuries. As a result, losses include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To ensure that you receive compensation proportional to the scope and nature of your injury, our attorneys consult California medical economists and life care planners who can accurately quantify the costs involved in your injury. We will also research all parties involved to ensure that all avenues of compensation are being addressed.

In accidents involving public transportation, you must file a claim first and have it rejected before you can bring a lawsuit. Once your claim is rejected, you have only 180 days to initiate legal proceedings to recover compensation for your injuries. At Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation, our lawyers can explain the process and help you file all necessary paperwork in preparation for your trial.

Has Your Claim Been Rejected? Our Firm Can Help.

If you've been seriously injured in an accident involving BART, Caltrans or another public transportation entity, call our firm at (408) 292-2434 today to schedule a free consultation. For our clients' convenience, we are also available via email.