Orange County Public Transportation Accident Lawyer
Whether you were a passenger, a pedestrian, or another driver, you deserve full compensation after being hurt in a public transit crash. Find out if you have grounds for a settlement by contacting an Orange County public transportation accident lawyer.
If you were injured in an accident involving a bus, taxi, or any other form of public transportation, call Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP to speak with an Orange County public transportation accident lawyer. You need to move quickly because these crashes often involve government entities, which greatly limits the amount of time you have in which to act.
Causes of Public Transit Accidents
Determining what caused your wreck is important because it will indicate who should be held accountable. For example, if the accident was caused by another vehicle hitting a bus you were on, that driver should be sued.
Common causes of public transit accidents include all of the following:
- Distracted drivers
- Fatigued drivers, potentially working overtime
- A driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Lack of training or correct licenses
- Negligent hiring
- Dangerous road conditions
- Lack of maintenance
Types of Public Transportation Wrecks
Regardless of the specific type of vehicle your crash involved, your Orange County public transportation accident lawyer will know how to investigate your claim and pinpoint who was at fault. Because public transit vehicles often have a number of different parties involved in their operation, it’s not always easy to know who was responsible for what.
These are just a few of the parties that could be responsible in different types of public transit accidents:
- Bus Accidents – The driver, bus owner, another passenger, or another driver
- Taxicab Accidents – The cabbie, taxi company, servicing company, or parts manufacturer
- Rideshare Accidents (Uber and Lyft) – The driver, passenger, or Uber or Lyft themselves
- Commuter Train Wrecks – The conductor, service team, or company responsible for maintaining the rail
California Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury and Government Claims
If you were injured in an accident with a government-owned vehicle, the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit is different than if you were to sue a private company. There are specific steps and procedures that must be followed and the timeframe is much shorter.
This makes it critical that you speak with an Orange County public transportation accident lawyer as quickly as possible and begin work on your case. Otherwise, you could exceed the statute of limitations and lose your right to compensation.
Compensation for a Public Transportation Crash
We will work to get you as much money as possible for your injuries. This process will require a full assessment of all of your accident-related expenses and losses. We’ll need to account for your financial expenses such as medical bills, lost income, home renovations made to accommodate a new disability, and property damage.
Your non-economic damages also need to be factored in, including your pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost companionship, and decreased quality of life.
Consult with an Orange County Public Transit Accident Lawyer
Accidents involving public transportation are rarely easy to get compensated for, but Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP can help you bring your claim to a successful conclusion. To find out what your claim could be worth, schedule a free consultation with an Orange County public transportation accident lawyer. Simply call 1-844-404-2400 or complete the form at the bottom of this page.