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Public Transit Accidents

Public Transit Accidents Attorney Menifee, Lakewood, Buena Park, Bell Gardens

There are many benefits to public transit. There are also some downfalls and risks to taking public transit. Most common benefits include their convenience and the way public transit offers and environmentally friendly way to get around while not having to pay a lot of money. The downside with public transit is the number of collisions between the cars, SUVs and buses.

As a result of these accidents, many people in the Menifee, Lakewood, Buena Park and Bell Gardens get injured annually. If you have been injured or someone you love has been injured in public transit accident, you may be eligible for personal injury compensation. Contact the Braff Accident Attorneys to see what we can do for you.

Reasons For These Accidents

When you contact the Braff Accident Attorneys, we will look into the cause of the accident and do our best to make sure you get the largest settlement possible. To help with any settlement, it’s suggested that you take a picture of the accident you were involved in whenever possible. We realize this isn’t always an option and that medical care and your safety need to be the priority. However, if you’re able to get pictures, that can be very helpful in getting the best settlement possible for you.

We will use the pictures to help with the case. Sometimes the pictures can be used to help determine the reason for the accident. Public transit accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. A picture may not provide all the answers, but it can help. There are reasons that contribute to transit accidents include the following:

  • Construction or road conditions
  • Defective equipment in public transports
  • Operator error as in the operator falling asleep or driving while drowsy
  • Improper weight distribution

Common Injuries

Public transit personal injury cases can be very long drawn and complex. Due to their complexity, it’s important to get good legal representation like what we provide at Braff Accident Attorneys. We will take care of the process of gathering evidence, proof and the documentation needed before filing a claim, or bringing a lawsuit against the bus operator or company for damages or pursuing a settlement from the city for contributory negligence, if it’s possible to prove.

Our firm will take a look at the injuries experienced. At Braff Accident Attorneys we have seen a variety of minor and more serious injuries as a result of public transit accidents. Common injuries our firm has seen include:

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Head injuries
  • Fractures of arms, legs and other bones,
  • Spinal injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Head injuries

Whatever the level of your injury, if you have suffered any health problems because of a public transit accident, it’s important to consult a personal injury specialist like the lawyers at our firm. In Menifee, Lakewood, Buena Park and Bell Gardens, our law firm has handled some of the most complicated personal injury cases connected to public transit accidents.

However, we have brought some notable facts that have to be considered if you intend suing for compensation:

  • You have 24 months to file your suit, but must notify your insurer of injuries within seven days. You also have a limited time to inform the defendant of your intent to sue, even if you take the full two years to make the claim.
  • You may be able to get compensation if it’s been proven that the driver of the bus was in any way the responsible for the said accident.

As you may be entitled for specific benefits, it is essential that you contact Braff Accident Attorneys to find out more information.

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