Every day, hundreds of thousands of people ride buses and use other types of public transit in the Bay Area. In recent years, AC Transit daily ridership averaged more than 230,000 unlinked trips, and Muni daily ridership averaged more than 480,000 unlinked trips.
According to the Transportation Research Institute, approximately 63,000 buses are involved in accidents every year. Those accidents lead to 14,000 injuries and hundreds of deaths.
Unfortunately, many riders suffer severe injuries as the result of bus driver negligence and other factors. There are some serious injuries that you never hear about.
Personal Injury Lawyers With Experience In Bus Accident Cases
At Winer, Burritt & Tillis, our Oakland Personal Injury lawyers have helped thousands of clients in bus accident, motor vehicle and other injury matters. We are a premier injury law firm in California and have obtained upward of $200 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Contact us for a free initial consultation to discover your options and how our team can empower you. Call us at (510) 433-1000. We pursue all cases on a contingency fee basis.
Get Experienced Representation After A Bus Accident
A bus accident can cause catastrophic injuries that may affect you for the rest of your life or cause the loss of a loved one. The lawsuit that follows these accidents is very important as it can help you obtain the funds necessary to pay for medical care, lost wages, future health care costs and many other damages. As such, it is of paramount importance that the first thing you do is enlist the services of a lawyer who is dedicated to the field of injury law and has decades of legal experience.
Through comprehensive investigations, careful case preparation and assertive litigation techniques, we will fight for the compensation you deserve. Our well-honed legal skills can help you evaluate your important next steps if you or a loved one has been injured on any type of private, commercial or public transit, including buses that are a part of:
- San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA/Muni)
- County Connection
- San Mateo County Transit (SamTrans)
- AC Transit
- Union City Transit
- Dumbarton Express
- Vallejo Transit
- Golden Gate Transit
- Greyhound bus lines
- School bus systems
- Other commercial and private bus companies
Our innovative approach to these and other bus accident cases focuses on thorough investigations, piercing depositions and cross-examination. We have a commitment to helping our clients obtain the compensation they need to make as full a recovery as possible. We explore all possible avenues and will seek to hold all liable parties accountable for your injuries or the loss of a loved one, including negligent bus drivers, bus companies, municipalities and transit authorities.
Whether your injury was caused while commuting, touring or traveling to a casino, we have the experience needed to build a strong case and help you maximize the compensation you receive. We hold responsible parties accountable for the injuries and damages our clients suffer.
View our Bus Accident FAQ for more information.
Contact Winer, Burritt & Tillis LLP
To arrange a free initial consultation with a Los Angeles-, San Francisco- or Oakland-based bus accident lawyer, call (510) 433-1000 toll free or fill out our online form.