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Public Transportation Accidents

Northern California Mass Transit Injury Lawyers in San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and throughout California

Cable Bus Operating a bus, rail, or any form of public transportation demands a heightened responsibility and duty of care to the general public as well as their passengers. When operators of public transportation fail in their responsibilities, they can cause severe injuries to both people and property. Common causes of public transportation accidents are workers who are under trained, overworked, and are using equipment that may not have been maintained properly.

Examples of public transportation accidents include:

  • Airplane crashes
  • Buses
  • Trains
  • Subway accidents
  • Cable car accidents
  • Uber Accidents
  • Taxi Accidents

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a public transportation accident and sustained injuries, the experienced legal team at Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. will proudly represent you and defend your rights.

Government Entities

Most states in the U.S. have provisions about how you can proceed in a personal injury suit against a government entity. These provisions many times become relevant in public transportation suits. For example, many times school buses are owned by a government entity. In the event that your child has been injured by a school bus and you want to pursue a claim against them, you will likely first have to file a claim with that bus companies insurer.

The Government Insurance Company Denied My Claim

If you have been injured by a public transportation vehicle owned by the government, and you file a claim with their insurer, there is a possibility that they will deny your claim. If that happens, you have a small window of time in which you can give notice to the government so you can file suit. Each state varies with how long that window is, however, in California you have two years from the time of the accident to file your claim.

The dedicated and experienced attorneys at Corsiglia McMahon & Allard L.L.P. know the proper steps to take and the timeline in which to take them to give you the best opportunity to recover the full extent of the compensation available. Our firm has represented:

  • Victims struck by light rail trains
  • Victims struck by buses
  • Victims struck by taxis
  • Victims who were injured while trying to board a bus
Is There a Limit on the amount of Damages I can Collect?

This is something you are going to want to speak to your experienced Santa Clara County public transportation injury attorney about. Generally, in California there is a statutory cap on the damages that you can collect from a government agency. Civil Code Section 3333.2 dictates that damages against the government cannot exceed $250,000.

Reputable Santa Cruz County Public Transit Injury Representation

The attorneys at Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. investigate and prepare each case specific to the client we are representing and specific to the circumstances of their case. Contact our San Jose office today at (408) 289-1417 to schedule your consultation today. We serve clients in Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Redwood City, and Palo Alto.

Client Reviews
I absolutely cannot speak highly enough of CMA Law, particularly of Mr. McMahon, with whom I have had the most experience. My entire family and I trusted CMA with our case following a significant and life-altering vehicle accident, and to say they delivered is putting it lightly. They were reachable & personable at every stage of this arduous, complex, and scary process, made things easier at every stage, inspired us with confidence, and delivered results. If you're looking for a law firm to place the trust of you in your family in, look absolutely no further than CMA - this is your firm. Declan O.
I suffered a severe spinal injury while working as a farm mechanic in the Salinas Valley. The attorneys -Tim McMahon and Mark Sigala were fantastic from the beginning. They fought for me over 3 long years and in the end, we won a difficult liability case against the farm company who was using dangerous equipment. The defendants in the case tried everything to put the blame on me and even claimed I was their employee in order to avoid civil responsibility. Tim and Mark never gave up on me and my case. I cannot recommend them highly enough. They are fighters. Adrian A.
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